By Patrick Rall
Do you have a 2012 Dodge Durango powered by the 5.7L Hemi and you have an odd rattling or growling noise coming from the front of the engine? If so, you aren’t the only owner running into this problem and – unfortunately – it could be a fairly serious issue. We have had two members here on DodgeForum who have had their Hemi powered Durango start making an unpleasant notice from the front of the engine and upon visiting the dealership, both owners found that their water pump was failing. In both cases, the vehicles were fixed under warranty but this could still prove to be a major issue if ignored.
In addition to the regular discussion about this Hemi Durango water pump problem, DF member LMADurango13 made a handful of videos that let you hear the noise that his Hemi was making when the water pump was going bad. If you have a growling noise under the hood of your Durango – specifically around the front of the Hemi engine – you might want to check out this thread right away and if your engine noise sounds like this one; you would be wise to get your SUV back to the dealership for a checkup as soon as possible.