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my 2000 dodge durango turn signal lights stop working.

my 2000 dodge durango turn signal lights stop working just recently. sometimes they would work and other times not, but now it just stoped.

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A Mechanic told me my switch was broken, but the switch was working fine, the lights just stopped flashing. After some research and consulting with a male friend who knows more about this than I, we discovered it was only the turn signal flasher -- a $16.00 part. On the 2000 model, it's located under the dash, on a separate fuse panel I didn't even know was there. It's to the left of the steering column and right behind the main fuse box, but you can only get to it by going up under the dash. The green one is a little hard to get to, but that's the one for the hazard lights. Its easy to see with a good shop light. It's 1" by 1" ish. The turn signal flasher is below the green one. It's black and a little smaller, and much easier to get to. You simply unplug it and plug the new one in. Voila! There are other fuses on this panel -- I'm not sure what they go to, but I intend to find out so I don't waste money replacing parts I don't need to.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Timing on 4.7 help

i need help setting the timing on a 4.7 durango ,, can anyone help me ... Thank you mes2500

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INSTALLATION

  1. Using a vise, lightly compress the secondary chain tensioner piston until the piston step is flush with the tensioner body. Using a pin or suitable tool, release ratchet pawl by pulling pawl back against spring force through access hole on side of tensioner. While continuing to hold pawl back, Push ratchet device to approximately 2 mm from the tensioner body. Install Special Tool 8514 lock pin into hole on front of tensioner. Slowly open vise to transfer piston spring force to lock pin (Resetting Secondary Chain Tensioners).
  2. Position primary chain tensioner over oil pump and insert bolts into lower two holes on tensioner bracket. Tighten bolts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.). CAUTION: Overtightening the tensioner arm torx® bolt can cause severe damage to the cylinder head. Tighten torx® bolt to specified torque only.
  3. Install right side chain tensioner arm. Apply Mopar® Lock N, Seal to torx® bolt, tighten bolt to 17 N·m (150 in. lbs.). NOTE: The silver bolts retain the guides to the cylinder heads and the black bolts retain the guides to the engine block.
  4. Install the left side chain guide. Tighten the bolts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.). CAUTION: Overtightening the tensioner arm torx® bolt can cause severe damage to the cylinder head. Tighten torx® bolt to specified torque only.
  5. Install left side chain tensioner arm. Apply Mopar® Lock N, Seal to torx® bolt, tighten bolt to 17 N·m (150 in. lbs.).
  6. Install the right side chain guide. Tighten the bolts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.).
  7. Install both secondary chains onto the idler sprocket. Align two plated links on the secondary chains to be visible through the two lower openings on the idler sprocket (4 o'clock and 8 o'clock). Once the secondary timing chains are installed, position special tool 8515 to hold chains in place for installation (Installing Secondary Timing Chains on Idler Sprocket).
  8. Align primary chain double plated links with the timing mark at 12 o'clock on the idler sprocket. Align the primary chain single plated link with the timing mark at 6 o'clock on the crankshaft sprocket (Timing Chain System).
  9. Lubricate idler shaft and bushings with clean engine oil.
  10. Install all chains, crankshaft sprocket, and idler sprocket as an assembly (Installing Idler Gear, Primary and Secondary Timing Chains). After guiding both secondary chains through the block and cylinder head openings, affix chains with a elastic strap or the equivalent, This will maintain tension on chains to aid in installation. NOTE: It will be necessary to slightly rotate camshafts for sprocket installation.
  11. Align left camshaft sprocket “L” dot to plated link on chain.
  12. Align right camshaft sprocket “R” dot to plated link on chain. CAUTION: Remove excess oil from the camshaft sprocket bolt. Failure to do so can result in over-torque of bolt resulting in bolt failure.
  13. Remove Special Tool 8515, then attach both sprockets to camshafts. Remove excess oil from bolts, then Install sprocket bolts, but do not tighten at this time.
  14. Verify that all plated links are aligned with the marks on all sprockets and the “V8” marks on camshaft sprockets are at the 12 o'clock position (Timing Chain System). CAUTION: Ensure the plate between the left secondary chain tensioner and block is correctly installed.
  15. Install both secondary chain tensioners. Tighten bolts to 28 N·m (250 in. lbs.). NOTE: Left and right secondary chain tensioners are not common.
  16. Before installing idler sprocket bolt, lubricate washer with oil, and tighten idler sprocket assembly retaining bolt to 34 N·m (25 ft. lbs.).
  17. Remove all locking pins (3) from tensioners. CAUTION: After pulling locking pins out of each tensioner, DO NOT manually extend the tensioner(s) ratchet. Doing so will over tension the chains, resulting in noise and/or high timing chain loads.
  18. Using Special Tool 6958, Spanner with Adaptor Pins 8346, tighten left (Tightening Left Side Camshaft Sprocket Bolt) and right (Tightening Right Side Camshaft Sprocket Bolt). camshaft sprocket bolts to 122 N·m (90 ft. lbs.).
  19. Rotate engine two full revolutions. Verify timing marks are at the follow locations:
  20. Lubricate all three chains with engine oil.
  21. After installing all chains, it is recommended that the idler gear end play be checked (Measuring Idler Gear End Play). The end play must be within 0.10–0.25 mm (0.004–0.010 in.). If not within specification, the idler gear must be replaced.
  22. Install timing chain cover (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/VALVE TIMING/TIMING BELT / CHAIN COVER(S) - INSTALLATION) and crankshaft damper (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/ENGINE BLOCK/VIBRATION DAMPER - INSTALLATION).
  23. Install cylinder head covers (Refer to 9 - ENGINE/CYLINDER HEAD/CYLINDER HEAD COVER(S) - INSTALLATION). NOTE: Before installing threaded plug in right cylinder head, the plug must be coated with sealant to prevent leaks.
  24. Coat the large threaded access plug with Mopar® Thread Sealant with Teflon, then install into the right cylinder head and tighten to 81 N·m (60 ft. lbs.) (Cylinder Head Access Plug Location).
  25. Install the oil fill housing.
  26. Install access plug in left cylinder head (Cylinder Head Access Plug Location).
  27. Install power steering pump (Refer to 19 - STEERING/PUMP - INSTALLATION).
  28. Install radiator fan shroud.
  29. Fill cooling system (Refer to 7 - COOLING - STANDARD PROCEDURE).
  30. Connect negative cable to battery.

Posted on Jul 08, 2009

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how to change a timing chain/belt on a 2000 dodge

how to change a timing chain/belt on a 2000 dodge durango 4wd..;.4.7 liter engine v8

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You will need all kind of tool's to do this job, tech rating for this job (A), here are some graph for you to look at and get an idea of the job your about to take on,good luck and hope this was helpful.3fc5fcf.gif1628b74.gif9978937.gif

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

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ABS hydraulic control unit

My ABS hydraulic control unit began making noise, the little electric motor continues to run even with the engine off. I had to disconnect it. Now my speedometer does not work. I went to my local parts store and had them put it on the analyzer and it said that I had a defective cam sensor, and a defective vehicle speed sensor. Are any of these sensors controlled on the same circuit as the ABS unit? Any help that you could give me would be appreciated.

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Go to Module Master. I had the same problem sent mine in and came back. took less then 5 minutes to R/R. www.modulemaster.com

Prior to 2004, Durangos with 4 wheel ABS use the Kelsey Hayes Dodge controller attached to the hydraulic unit. Durangos with just rear wheel ABS use the Kelsey Hayes 125 located separately from the hydraulic unit.
2004 and later Durangos use the Bosch 5.4 controller.

Kelsey Hayes Dodge 1) Disconnect the negative battery cable.
2) Push the harness connector locks to release the locks, then remove the connectors from the CAB.
3) Disconnect the pump motor connector.
4) Remove screws attaching CAB to the HCU.
5) Remove the CAB.

Kelsey Hayes 125 1) Push the CAB harness connector lock to release the lock and remove the connector from the controller.
2) Remove the RWAL valve harness connector from the controller.
3) Remove the controller mounting screws and remove the controller from the mounting bracket.

Bosch 5.4 1) Pull out the side locking tab on the Bosch controller as shown.
2) Remove the connector.
3) Remove the 6 screws and separate the controller from the hydraulic unit.

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Kelsey Hayes 125 controller for Dodge trucks with rear wheel ABS only

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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transmission code PO753, how to repair?

dodge durango 2000 ,V8 5.9L 4x4 - 175,00miles

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PO753 code on a Durango can also be caused by a bad transmision relay in the relay -fuse block behind the battery in the engine compartment. (relay # 31 on 1999 Durango) Before you attempt to replace the 3-4 solenoid, or take to a transmission shop, try changing the relay out with another known good relay, reset the code and try it. I learned this today from an honest transmission shop. Shifts normally again, check engine light is out, and the shop did not charge me a dime. Kudos to Trans Medic in Gresham OR.

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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00 dodge durango ball jonits

I can not get the rivets out of the old ball jonits

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Use a grinder to cut them out.

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Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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where is the radiator fan relay located on the 2000 dodge durango

where is the radiator fan relay located on the 2000 dodge durango

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2002 DODGE durango CONDENSER FAN RELAY LOCATED.

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P0551 code on 2000 Dodge Durango

First, the brake light and ABS light came on after I had been slipping on mud. Then, the check engine light came on. I turned the ignition key 3 times to get the code, but can't find out what the code means.

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P0551 Power Steering Pressure Sensor Circuit Range/Performance
There is a switch that senses the pressure of the hydraulic fluid which reflects how hard it is working (e.g. like when turning at low speed or when stopped). It then opens the switch (which is normally grounded) and a wire to the powertrain controller senses that and increase the idle speed accordingly so the engine doesn' falter. Here is an exchange I had earlier with another owner about it.
"The switch is located on the back side of the power steering gear. It is supposed to raise the idle speed when you are turning the wheels at low speeds when the system will require more pressure and thus otherwise drag down the idle. The wire to the switch is dark blue/light green (signal) and a black ground; and the signal wire goes to pin 45 of the powertrain control module. So you might check the connector at the switch and the connection to pin 45 of the controller, from pin 2 of the plug...
All I can add is that if you locate the two high pressure lines that run to the steering gear from the power steering pump you will find the switch right next to where those two lines connect to the gear. It no doubt just screws out and then install the new one. The manual says that you remove the electrical plug, lifting the locking tab carefully. Then it says to use a crowfoot wrench and extension to remove the old one. The steering fluid will run out so be prepared to clean catch it, and be ready to screw in the new one to minimize loss. If you catch the fluid in a clean pan you car reuse it. The torque spec with a crowfoot wrench is 12 foot pounds and you have to be careful not to exceed the limit or you may ruin the fine hydraulic threads on the steering gear and then you have a potentially expensive problem. So if you can't get a crowfoot that fits the sensor (when you buy the replacement you can see what the size it) and don't have an extension and a torque wrench you may want to let the shop do it. Make sure the electrical plug is in place with the locking tab engaging the tab on the switch. Refill the power steering reservoir. Start the engine and then turn the steering wheel from lock to lock several times to bleed the air from the system. Use only Chrysler power steering fluid if you loose some of it."
I doubt it has anything to do with the fluid, unless the code started right after that. If the wire seems OK, then the question is the switch stuck open (measure that) or is the pressure really too high when you are driving at normal speed or not even turning the wheel. That would have to measured with a gauge. Let me know what you learn, please, or have further questions. Hope this helps I know alot of info but should help you please rate thank you

Posted on Feb 12, 2009

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I have smoke/steam coming out of my AC vents on my

I have smoke/steam coming out of my AC vents on my 2000 dodge durango weather the air is on or not. Only when it gets up to operating temp. There are no other mechanical problems. What could cause this?

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a leaking heater core in the dash . does it smell sweet if it does it's antifreeze and steam that's sticky on the window is antifreeze mist coming from the fan blower / your heater core has sprung a leak im sorry to say.

Posted on Nov 29, 2009

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wont start my odometer blinks

wont start my odometer blinks and says no bus

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From the official Durango shop manual......(abbreviated)

Self Diagnosis Test

Vehicle key position is OFF ,or able to pull key out.
Hold in the trip odometer button (dont release yet)
Turn key to the ON position (one notch), but DON'T try to start the engine
Continue holding the trip button for about 10-12 seconds until CHEC appears in the odometer display
Release the trip button.
Series of three digit numeric failure codes may appear.
If no failure message appears, the self diagnostic test will proceed as described in step 6


Code Chart

110- cluster CPU,RAM,EEPROm failure, replace cluster

900-CCD data bus not operational, check CCD data bus connections at cluster, check the cluster fuses,check the CCD data bus bias, cehck the CCD data bus voltage, check the CCD data bus terminations.

920-cluster is not recieving a vehicle speed message from the PCM, check PCM software level and reflash if required, use the ($2500+) DRBIII scan tool to verify the vehicle speed message is being sent by the PCM

921-the cluster is not recieveing a distance pulse message from PCM,check PCM software level and reflash if required, use the ($2500+) DRBIII scan tool to verify the distance pulse message is being sent by the PCM

940-the cluster is not recieving an airbag lamp-on message from the ACM, check the CCD data bus connections at the ACM, check the ACM fuse.

950-cluster not recieving an ABS lamp-on message from the CAB, check CCD data bus connections at the ACM, check the ACM fuse.

960- clsuter not recieving a PRND21 message from the TCM, check the CCD data bus connections at the TCM, check the TCM fuse.

999-An error has been discovered, record the failure message, depress the trip odometer reset button to continue the Self-Diagnostic Test

Step 6
Instrument cluster will test each segment of the odometer (all first, then each one seperately)

Step 7
Bulb test

Step 8
Gauge test

Step 9
test completed

The instrument cluster will return to normal operation at the completion of test, if ignition switch turned off, or a vehicle speed message indicating movement recieved from the PCM on the CCD data bus.

Hope that help you or anyone else in future.

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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