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05-15-2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 946
Posted By car5car

I guess you meant removing of idle speed motor,...

I guess you meant removing of idle speed motor, not throttle body?
05-14-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By car5car

Find out what the code means, find diagnostic...

Find out what the code means,
find diagnostic steps and
diagnose the problem, then
do what diagnostic steps tell you.

Yes, in that order.
05-14-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 507
Posted By car5car

Are you sure, you have a Durango, not a Jaguar?...

Are you sure, you have a Durango, not a Jaguar? :) It is very common for Jaguars, everything stops working right because of bad battery or alternator.
05-14-2019, 12:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,282
Posted By car5car

Oil gets water in it, if engine is not warmed up...

Oil gets water in it, if engine is not warmed up well. Maybe your engine is OK. Anyway you have to diagnose problem first, repair later. Compression test, wet compression test, check spark plugs,...
05-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,973
Posted By car5car

This is how much rust I had in my Durango when I...

This is how much rust I had in my Durango when I bought it in 2011. I flushed it couple times, no big deal.
05-12-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By car5car

Machine shop charged me $40 to cut valves and...

Machine shop charged me $40 to cut valves and valve seats for Jeep 4.0 engine (12 valves, 12 seats) They found a few bad valves, I bought new ones($5). There is no reason to buy new valves unless old...
05-08-2019, 08:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By car5car

Do you have LSD Trak loc?

I thought all 4x4 Durangos had LSD, but it is not so. Do you know about your truck?
If you don't, you can call dealer and ask, they will check your VIN
I went to junk yard and removed 5-6 diff...
05-08-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By car5car

I thought they were same size or very close, it...

I thought they were same size or very close, it is not so. Metric tires are smaller and probably used on RWD models. I changed my mind, I tow cars pretty often, I shouldn't save money on tires.
05-08-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 428
Posted By car5car

Different stock tire size

There are 2 stock tire sizes fo 98 Durango, depending on width of rims. Tire price difference is about twice. I have second tire size, I want to replace and install first size. I have it and tow cars...
05-07-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By car5car

Try this: Add 1 pint of ATF and drive it. Which...

Try this:
Add 1 pint of ATF and drive it. Which viscosity oil did you use?
Sometimes the only way to get rid of lifter knock is to run 1 quart of ATF and rest of oil 20W50. If you are worried about...
05-07-2019, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,518
Posted By car5car

Diagnose first, replace parts later! Check oil...

Diagnose first, replace parts later!
Check oil pressure with mechanical gauge.
So, you do know which valve is knocking? Did you use stethoscope?
If I cannot diagnose something, I pay a smart guy...
05-06-2019, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 448
Posted By car5car

after you found a fuse, sucking power, connect...

after you found a fuse, sucking power, connect multitester in resistance mode and start disconnecting devices feeding from that fuse. You will find "sucker". If you don't, that means there is a short...
05-04-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 621
Posted By car5car

there are 3 self-service junk yards in my area,...

there are 3 self-service junk yards in my area, any engine is about $200, but you have to check it and remove yourself.
I suggest sticking to right engine. List engine problems, block can be...
05-04-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,973
Posted By car5car

Broken/bent/disconnected connecting rod

Broken/bent/disconnected connecting rod
05-04-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,973
Posted By car5car

OK, this is interesting, because crank can be OK....

OK, this is interesting, because crank can be OK. Now important question is condition of cylinder wall. It is possible that cylinder is OK. If crank and cylinder are OK, you can reuse old engine or...
05-03-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By car5car

Different transmissions have different level...

Different transmissions have different level check procedure.
05-02-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By car5car

I don't know about your Durango, mine is checked...

I don't know about your Durango, mine is checked with transmission in neutral.
05-02-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By car5car

Every new thermostat has to be checked in boiling...

Every new thermostat has to be checked in boiling water with old one.
05-02-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 461
Posted By car5car

Do you know how to check ATF level?

Do you know how to check ATF level?
05-02-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By car5car

I have rebuilt 42RE transmission from my 98...

I have rebuilt 42RE transmission from my 98 Durango. It had 2 problems: strut of second gear band was broken and spacer of valve body had worn out hole.

I usually get 1-3 transmission manuals...
05-01-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By car5car

Thanks for letting me know.

Thanks for letting me know.
05-01-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 579
Posted By car5car

Yes!!! This is what happens: brake hoses get...

Yes!!!
This is what happens:
brake hoses get clogged (pieces of rubber). When you push brake pedal, pressure opens the hoses and pump brake fluid in. They swell and keep pressurized fluid in,...
05-01-2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 330
Posted By car5car

Trac-lok rear diff. rebuild.

Mine had 3 problems:
bad inner pinion bearing
3 broken clutch disks retainers (#6, 10)
2 broken disks (#7)
I bought bearing kit ($90 Autozone) and replaced pinion bearings
I just received clutch...
05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,361
Posted By car5car

I usually go to junk yard, check all cars with...

I usually go to junk yard, check all cars with same part and find one with new ones. My local 2 junk yards have probably 20 Durangos, at least one of them has new shocks.
If I need to buy new...
05-01-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 317
Posted By car5car

How did you install 4.7 timing chain? Special tool?

I was repairing 4.7 engine, which was screwed up by a mechanic. He installed brand new crank but messed up timing chain and broke valves.
I used piece of rope to hold chain. It took me awhile to...
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