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Resources for the Repair and Maintenance of your 2004 Dodge Durango

2004 Dodge Durango

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2004 Dodge Durango Problems

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A ticking type noise may develop, most noticeable when the engine is cold. This is commonly caused by one or more broken exhaust manifold bolts. Our technicians recommend to replace the broken bolts as needed, also the exhaust manifold gaskets should be replaced at this time.

Engine -- Verified

On vehicles with a 3.7L V6 and 4.7L V8, water may pass by the cowl screen (at the base of the windshield) in heavy rain or a car wash. This can cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate. A revised cowl screen may be available to fix this problem.

Drive Train -- Verified

Front and rear differential pinion seal leaks are common. A leaking pinion seal will require replacement.

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

A rough engine idle and/or engine stalling condition may develop, often associated with illumination of the Check Engine Light and an exhaust gas recirculation (ERG) fault code stored. This is commonly caused by a clogged EGR tube. The repair involves cleaning the clogged EGR tube.

Heating & Air Conditioning -- Verified

Some vehicles may develop a musty odor coming from the HVAC system, Dodge has issued a cleaner/disinfectant and a coating for the evaporator designed to inhibit bacterial growth.

2004 Dodge Durango Recalls (Recent)

Drive Train, January 19, 2004

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On vehicles equipped with the 3.7L and 4.7L engines, the throttle cable may ingest water and freeze during cold weather. If the throttle sticks open, a crash could occur. Dealers will replace the throttle control cable. The recall began January 19, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D02.

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Electrical & Lights, April 2, 2007

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An integrated circuit in the instrument cluster that controls interior lighting may overheat under certain conditions. If this happens, it could potentially cause an instrument panel fire. Dealers will inspect the cluster for damage and replace it free of charge. The recall began April 2, 2007. The Chrysler recall number is G07.

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Electrical & Lights, December 14, 2004

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The positive battery cable may contact the front suspension upper control arm mounting bracket. The contact could wear the insulation from the cable, which could lead to a short circuit, and possibly a fire in the engine compartment. Dealers will inspect the positive battery cable and reposition it if necessary. The recall began December 14, 2004. The Chrysler recall number is D40.

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Electrical & Lights, December 17, 2003

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A capacitor in the instrument cluster may overheat under certain conditions. If this happens, it could potentially cause an instrument panel fire. Dealers will remove the capacitor from the circuit board. The recall began December 17, 2003. The Chrysler recall number is C43.

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2004 Dodge Durango Questions and Answers

profe, 2004 Dodge Durango, San Manuel, AZ

I have inspected my brakes and there is no physical damage, but my Brakes Squeal

Carter02, 2004 Dodge Durango, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Springfield, MO

What are the recommended schedule of maintenance?

Maxdadawg, 2004 Dodge Durango, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Bartow, FL

I was stopped in gear with air and radio on, when all of a sudden the engine ran rough and quit. I had a hard time starting it, once started it would only run at rough idle speed. I drove it about ...

richena, 2004 Dodge Durango, Santa Rosa, CA

instructions for replacing rear pinion seal on 2004 dodge durango.

Jagrmeister, 2004 Dodge Durango, 5.7L V8 HEMI, Raleigh, NC

So my Durango's check engine light went on and my transmission seems a little problematic. I was driving the other day and my I felt a big crank as if the transmission shot into another gear. ...

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2004 Dodge Durango Reviews

my suv is almost 10 yrs old the only trouble I had is now... I cant understand why it overheat. just replaced the theromast and still overheat any idea on why it doing this

My Durango has 165,000 on it, I love it I have started to look for another one but i'm not having any trouble with the one I have it is going to hit over 200,000 this year I know but it has been one of the best SUV I have ever owned I have just done reg. maintance on it Oil and stuff 3 sets of new tires. I would just hope to get one with less miles on it as a woman i have always felt confindent going anywhere in it with my grandkids I'm keeping it till it dies?
when ever that might be !

Hello I have a 04 dodge durango 132,000 on it and the only issue I have is the left exhaust manifold I just took it in for the gasket to be replaced and the last stud kept on breaking on it I was told that the manifold was warped with really didn't surprise me since I have heard story's about these manifold designs are not very good I want to just put headers on but cost to much oh well but other than that it has been a great SUV pull a lot of stuff and had fun still fun to drive.

We bought our Durango new back in 2004 and have had nothing but problems since. While it was under warranty we had the radiator replaced. We have had many electrical issues such as the cd player no longer works, the heat and a/c only work on high, none of the interior lights work, the lights for the heater no longer work and the list just goes on. Those are the minor problems though at this point we are repairing the second head gasket, we have had to put a new rear end in since it burnt up and caught on fire, I replace brakes religiously once ever 10 months. I still love the way that our SUV looks but I would never recommend it to anyone. Once we get it back from the repair shop it will be up for sale. The sad thing is that it only has 112,000 miles.

I bought my durango when it had 69000 miles on it I have had it for 2 years now it is a 04 4.7. I now have 107000 miles on it towing and hauling a lot of stuff. No issues with it other then the usual Had to replace the front 2 o2 sensors and new exhaust manifold gaskets. But for as much as I drive it towing and hauling great comfort and still have fun driving it.

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