1999 Dodge Durango SLT 5.2 from North America
Extreme motor problems required complete motor replacement.
Dealer did not stand behind the product and sold my truck that lasted less than 4000 miles before the motor blew up.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th March, 2004
14th Aug 2004, 18:10
No really sure of which engine you speak, but the Dodge 318 has been around for years and I consider it to be one of the more well built engines around.
16th Oct 2004, 02:48
7th Dec 2004, 11:33
I have a 1999 Dodge Durango with the V8 and the problems began at 60,000 miles. Motor is terrible. Engine light will not go out. Tac jumps to zero constantly with no pressure, and I'm burning three quarts of oil every two weeks. This despite frequent oil changes. This motor is junk! Avoid at all costs!!!
3rd Mar 2005, 00:16
I just bought a 98 Durango. It was pinging/ticking during acceleration and consuming massive amounts of oil! The plenum gasket was blown, causing oil to be sucked up into the motor. If you haven't fixed this, do it soon!!
It could cause your engine to blow. The old gaskets were made of paper/cardboard and easily blew out. The new gaskets are made of plastic/rubber. My Durango was burning a gallon of oil/month! Thank God for my check gauge light or I'd be stuck with a $6000 problem right now! My oil pressure would go down to 0 when I turned the vehicle, setting off the check gauge light. Check your oil and check it often!! Also, check out this web address for the Technical Service Bulletin about this problem: http://dodgeram.info/tsb/2000/09-05-00.htm.
12th Sep 2007, 12:07
I had just got a 99 SLT 4x2 that I got off of work, and had to get jump started, drove to Tracy and stopped to get gas. I went to start my car again and my car did nothing; it made a clicking noise when I tried to jump it. Guessing it was the starter, I tried it again; turned the key and all the car did was make a clicking noise from the dash; no lights, nothing. I hate this car and the dealer won't help me in any way.
13th Sep 2007, 08:43
Sounds more like a dead battery. It's probably the original one, and has gone dead after 8 years. Maybe used cars are not your cup of tea if a dead battery makes you hate the whole vehicle.