I have been a Dodge owner for over 30 years. After towing, found two pieces of engine on pavement and found out that rod went through side. From 2004-2006 electrical overloading in the driver's side instrument panel caused numerous reports of. After I CarFaxed the vehicle I learned of a whole lot of issues concerning this and other Dodge vehicles. Had symptoms of sometimes shaking during rain and now see that this is a consistent problem with many others.
All trim levels offered the 4. The third row seating is not easily accessible with three car seats in the middle seating area though. Frankly, I would like to remain so, but your actions on this matter will ultimately dictate that. Drives wonderfully and ran great. It featured a redesigned grille, hood, headlamps, fenders, and wheels.
In his research found many of the same vehicle with same motor for sale with blown motors. I am going over to my local Dodge dealer's Service Dept. We bought the car used with 77000 miles in 2010. The original cost was 5000 dollars. To give me a peace of mind he gave me three months pumper to pumper warranty at his expense to give a peace of mind. The motor made a horrendous banging noise and I immediately turned it off. Took it to our mechanic and it was hydro-locked.
Oil pan gasket, oil pan, exhaust manifold gasket and bolts, hydraulic lines on rack, pinion steering, and crank position sensor. When I first bought it I took it through a car wash and it stalled and shut down wouldn't start but then we got it started and didn't have any issues. When I turned it over, I heard a horrible clanking sound, as if there were rods and ball bearings and rocks inside the engine. I took it to 2 different mechanics for opinions and I was told by one of them to do an oil change, then do another after maybe 1000 miles or so and see if that would loosen up whatever may be in the engine before spending a buttload of money taking the engine apart. She was so reliable, we kept her longer than planned. Looking into it further, it appears there is a bad o-ring on the miserably designed intake manifold causing hydrolock when you go to start your motor.
Update from Jan 8, 2016 : We ordered a new cowl. Only problem is for about the last 2 years when we would go through car wash it would die and be difficult to start and would miss for a short time. On my way I tried to look for any mechanical or electrical problems but found nothing. So it is very unfortunate that this happened. Finally decided to drive to Deep Park because of their tremendous selection of cars.
The car was parked inside of our garage when not in use. It wouldn't start, it clonked three times. It was just too good to be true, so I hesitated. The symptoms are exactly the same Shuddering or rough idling and stalling during rain, water pouring over the top of the engine because of the piss poor cowling, etc. Exterior and interior still in excellent shape.
All dimensions are in inches millimeters unless otherwise noted. I was completely unaware of this issue about 3 hours ago, when, during a mild rain storm I hopped in the Durango to go to the store. This was a nice running truck until it rained. Most places stated that dealers were ordering this in bulk. I bought a 2005 motor from a salvage yard with 100,000 miles on it for 2k, which was a deal, and happened to be the only one I could find in the state! I got more than asked for. Apparently, this is becoming a common problem for this the 5.
Brand New Hemi Engine installed, New oil Pan, and New starter. All of these months sharing a car with my wife and today, I finally have it back. Only 130K miles and a rod blew through the side of the block! When it rains the engine hesitated. My husband looked at it later that day, since we couldn't take it to the mechanic. There are so many complaints on these engines and yet no one is doing nothing about it. I spoke with a representative,,,Case File 29486225.