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Why is my transmission slipping?
This may be a sign of a faulty transmission control solenoid. As you know, automatic transmissions use pressurized hydraulic fluid to change gears. Every time a gear change is required, the car's computer activates a transmission solenoid, which directs transmission...
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Where can I get the wiring harness w/ connectors for the IAT (new)?
When it comes to most wiring harness connectors you will find that the Dealer is going to be the only option when it comes to a vehicle that is less than 10 years old. After that then the aftermarket part...
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Won't start after it runs for a few minutes until I let it set for hours.
Hello - if the Check Engine light is on, getting the problem codes is the first task. Check also battery and ground cable connections for corrosion or loose connectors. Determining whether you are missing spark or fuel during these "hot...
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Filler neck
The filler neck for the fuel tank is bolted to the body, near the bottom of the filler neck assembly. To access the bolt, you will have to remove a plastic access panel. The filler neck is retained, as well,...
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Can I be losing cooling though the exhaust?
Hi there: The question is a bit confusing, but if you're losing radiator coolant through the exhaust; that's an indication of a head gasket leak; which is a pretty serious issue. However, this would be followed by increased engine temperature,...
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My Electronic Throttle Control light came on (blinks). I ordered and replaced the throttle body, but my results are the same.
Hi there: Depending on what you're symptoms might be, this issue might be with the electronic throttle control sensor attached to the throttle pedal as opposed to the throttle body. In order to know for certain, you should have a...
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Lost car remote
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Yes you can get another remote and program it to match your vehicle, but make sure that the remote is programmed to the VIN of the vehicle if you tend to get it from...
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Rough idle and smoking issue
Hello there, many faults will cause your 1999 Dodge Durango to have a rough idle and smoke. There are several different colors of smoke that can come from and engine. Grey smoke is typically oil, black smoke is unburnt fuel...
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Car cranks but wont start
Hi there. Proper diagnoses needs to be performed for the no start condition. Circuit tests should be done, to determine whether there is a loss of spark, loss of fuel, or a loss of both. Assuming the engine turns over...
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Installed new battery won't start - 2001 Dodge Durango
There are number of things that may cause an engine not to start which may or may not be related to the battery. This may be related to many different possibilities, some of which may be related to a lack...
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Fuel air?
Hi there: In many cases, excessive vacuum pressure that is released from the fuel cell when you open the fuel cap is caused by a malfunction of the EVAP vent solenoid. This component is designed to relieve pressure inside the...
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Replaced battery, charging system is working a fine per mechanic and drove for a couple of days and then the battery light came on
Hi there: One of the common items to be overlooked during routine charging system inspections is the battery temperature sensor. This is typically installed at the bottom of the battery box and can cause the battery light to illuminate if...
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The car cranks and has a gas smell but won't start. Could it be the ignition coil or the distributor?
Hi there: If the O2 sensor was never replaced, the no starting issue might be due to that component finally giving up. However, in most cases, when you smell fuel, it's a pretty obvious sign that the issue is related...
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The Check Engine Light came on after washing my Durango
It sound like you got water into some of the electrical connections from the water that is sprayed sideways and from the bottom of some of these car washes. Also, your car was running, which could cause the water to...
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No acceleration in drive
Hello - first task is to check to see if there are any problem codes set, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. It is possible that the transmission speed sensor is malfunctioning as you mention, and not...
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Burning wire smell coming from the alternator
The howling sound you are hearing is most likely your alternator failing. When it starts to make this kind of sound, this is a sign of the bearings inside beginning to fail (hence the whining noise) or the diodes inside...
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Serpentine belt popped off engine while running
Hello there, many faults will cause the drive belt on your 2007 Dodge Durango to fall off. In many cases the belt comes off from either a seized pulley, or a pulley that is walking. If your harmonic balancer pulley...
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My car makes a noise when it's cold
Hi there: This sound could be caused by the actual radiator fan being slightly bent, a drive pulley that's damaged or even the serpentine or drive belt that's wearing out. There are other issues that could be causing this problem,...
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My durango is overheating. I've replaced the water pump, thermostat, the fan clutch and radiator cap. I
Hello there: Sometimes when mechanical components that comprise the cooling system are replaced, air bubble can become trapped inside the coolant lines. This is especially common on Dodge, GM and Ford vehicles as they all require a priming process be...
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After car is warm if I engage in park the heat will drop what causes that?
Hi there. The most likely cause for the engine temperature to drop in park, is the engine thermostat is stuck open, stuck open is better than stuck closed. The thermostat is designed to bring the engine up to and maintain...

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