2003 Dodge Durango Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 2003 Dodge Durango

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2003 Dodge Durango
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200
to $
1,033
2003 Dodge Durango
$
192
to $
755
2003 Dodge Durango
$
81
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137
2003 Dodge Durango
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1,052
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2,224
2003 Dodge Durango
$
305
to $
379

2003 Dodge Durango Problems

Cam Sensor Failure Causing no Start or Stalling

On the 4.7L V8 engine, the Camshaft position sensor failure can cause the engine to crank but not start or it can cause intermittent stalling. A new camshaft position sensor will be needed.

Failed Door Lock Cylinder Switches

If the door locks intermittently lock and unlock without pressing the door lock switch, the door and liftgate lock cylinder switches may need replacement. This may occur more often when driving in damp conditions like the rain or through a car wash.

Rerouting Ignition Coil/Spark Plug Wires Can Solve Misfire/Surge Problems

Rerouting the ignition coil wire and spark plug wires can help solve a misfire and/or surge problem that occurs at approximately 45 mph. A service bulletin was published that outlines the specifics of the repair. It states the rerouting procedure should be performed before other repairs are done for misfires, surging or spark knock.

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2003 Dodge Durango Questions

What should I do about coolant that leaked under my Durango hood? (1 answer)

My Brother in law didn't replace pressure cap properly on after adding stop leak , for a minor leak in radiator hose. This just happened 2days ago. Should I have Radiator flushed. Should I add New coolant to it? My reserve is full.

My truck want stay starred, what could that be? (2 answers)

Once it starts it misses a little then turns off

I replaced the timing chains, I need to remove can shaft-how? (1 answer)

timing chains were loose, I need to replace them. To do that, I need to remove cam shaft, how do I do that?

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2003 Dodge Durango Recalls

Recall 06V339000
ON CERTAIN SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES EQUIPPED WITH FRONT BENCH SEATS ONLY, IF FLUID IS SPILLED FROM THE FLOOR MOUNTED CUP HOLDER, AN UNUSED CONSOLE POWER OUTLET CONNECTOR LOCATED UNDER THE SEAT MAY BECOME CONTAMINATED.
Chrysler Recalls 2000-2003 Dodge Models Due to Excessive Upper Ball Joint Wear

Chrysler is recalling certain 2000-2003 Dodge Dakota and Durango 4WD models because the front upper ball joints may wear out prematurely. Water intrusion can cause rust to develop, which will accelerate wear and cause a clunking noise in the front suspension, which may or may not be heard by the vehicle occupants. Excessive wear may allow the ball joint to separate, which could result in loss of vehicle control. Dealers will replace both front upper ball joints to correct this issue.

Chrysler Recalls 2002-2004 Dodge Models Because the Windshield Wipers May Stop Working

Chrysler is recalling certain 2002-2004 Dodge Dakota and 2002-2003 Dodge Durango models because the front windshield wipers may stop working. This is a result of corrosion in the wiper motor due to water intrusion. Failure of the windshield wiper may result in reduced visibility, increasing the chance of a crash. Dealers will replace the front windshield wiper module to correct this concern.

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2003 Dodge Durango Reviews

2003 Durango since 2004 , with 8,000 miles on it. Still have same 13 year old Truck , with 112,000 miles and have never had any major engine issues, all repairs have been normal ware & tear . this baby has been driven cross. Country twice & numerous times from Virginia to Pennsylvania. I would definitely recommend 2003 model. I had all recall parts replaced free of charge at dodge dealer. I lov...
I bought my Durango in 2004 with 26,000 miles on it. Now in 2012 I would have to say it is the best vehicle I have ever owned. It now has 140,00 miles on it and has never let me down. I have only replaced the radiator, alternator, front wheel bearings, upper ball joints and the right outer tie rod end. I have had 3 sets of tires on it and never had to do an alighment on it. I do have to sa...
Would like some info concerning the handle that contols the steering wheel in a up or down position. Mine doesn't work and the steering wheel is in the down position. Is there an easy way to remove / replace or tighten up. Or do I need to purchace another one ?

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