1999 Dodge Durango SLT from North America - Comments

31st Aug 2006, 21:03

I have had my durango stall and have the NOBUS come up in the odometer. I have taken it to a dealer and they have not been able to find the problem. In another forum, I have read about wiggling the connection to the pcm. After stalling about 30-40 times I believe I have figured out the problem. After the durango stalled, I would push up on the connection all the the way on the back of the pcm. I could hear the fuse popping back on. What I did was to put a bracket above the pcm. there is a notch where I was able to bolt a bracket. I then put a 4 inch hose clamp around the connection which pulled it up. The two days before I did this my durango had stalled about 6 to 8 times. It has now been a week and a half without stalling. It cost me less than two dollars for the hose clamp and I found the bracket and the bolt in my basement. If anyone tries this, please post it. I hope this helps anyone out there. thanks.

1st Sep 2006, 22:16

I also have a 99 Durango 5.9 and have had the same stalling problem. I replaced the ECM and the battery and it runs fine (without stalling) but then about 20 minutes into the drive it starts to struggle, but doesn't stall. For awhile we would just wiggle the connectors to the computer and that would reset it. I had the same experience stalling in an intersection and almost had a very bad accident. If anyone knows how we can get Dodge to recall this or get this problem fixed, please contact me - melatyou@msn.com. Also, the oil pressure is running high now and there is the ABS light on, and no speedometer. This is very frustrating. Anybody with any thoughts please email me, I would appreciate it!!! Thanks.

4th Nov 2006, 07:03

Another owner of a 1999 Durango. Same problem stalling at random intervals etc. I have replaced the PCM, Crank Sensor, Cam Sensor, TPS, and IAC Valve. I have also checked the wiring for shorts and made sure all of the connections are clean and tight, but the vehicle is essentially useless. I have read many posts about this problem (the local Dodge dealer is clueless) and many of the "posters" disappear after their problem is solved. While I certainly understand this, please throw us less fortunate folks a bone and tell us what you did to solve the problem. This may not be the answer to our individual situation, but it would certainly give us hope that the problems can be solved.

6th Nov 2006, 12:50

I also have a 99 Dodge Durango with a stalling problem, but it only happens when starting a cold engine. Once the engine is warmed up, it runs fine.

I've heard that there is a service bulletin from Dodge on this. I'm taking it to a Dodge dealer next week. Let's see if they can cure it.

9th Nov 2006, 11:31

I have a 00 Durango 4.7. I had a problem a few days ago of losing all power and no recharging of the battery. I replaced the alternator, and I was done. Truck started and the gauges went back to normal.

I was driving 2 day's later, and stopped for a bite to eat. When I went to start up, the truck turned over, but appears it is not getting gas to continue to start. It tries, but won't start. Not sure if the 2 are related, but I am in need of a quick possible solution. Any suggestions. Thanks.

18th Dec 2006, 12:58

For the last few weeks my 1999 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 has been stalling. It will just shut off and after about five - ten minutes the car will start. The dealer says nothing shows up when they hook it up and everyone at the dealership is playing dumb.

7th Mar 2007, 15:12

99 Dodge Durango SLT 4x4 with 95000 miles, started stalling around 93000 miles. NO BUS appearing in the display. Will restart after 5 minutes sometimes, sometimes up to 30 minutes. Speed hasn't seemed to matter, dies at 5 mph or 55 mph, definitely not very safe. Mechanic says they can't find any problem with it, but seems from multiple internet threads about this same problem that the ECM needs replaced. My plan is to purchase an ECM from a company I found online that refurbishes and programs. Would love to know if anyone has found a real solution to this or if Dodge would take some kind of responsibility for it.

21st Mar 2007, 09:39

I also have a 99 Dodge Durango V8, I started having stalling problems 3 years ago when I had about 79K on it, took it to Dodge 3 or 4 times... changed battery cables, battery, and then just plain clueless, except they always could take my money! Same situation, just cuts out completely when driving and have to wait for it to cool down before it will start.

Anyway, the truck went into storage for three years while I was overseas, got it back last October and drove fine until... it started getting hot out, about a week ago. Read up on all the posts and most say it is either the Crankshaft Sensor that needs replaced or the PCM. I went with the crankshaft sensor as it was much cheaper! Guess what... died again yesterday...8 months pregnant stuck in the middle of traffic!! It was REAL fun! Also has Nobus on odometer when trying to turn it over again.

Anyway...long story... kinda short... It seems to be bad only when it is hot out... anyone else notice that??

So now... I have to take it into Dodge, and I refuse to pay for another diagnostics as it never turns up anything...BUT, there is more than one PCM in this truck, so maybe a guessing game on which one to fix. Looks like $900.00 here in Colorado to have fixed, add on the 187.00 for the crankshaft sensor..JEESH! All the posts online, you would think Dodge would recall this...HELLO!!! DANGEROUS!~

1st Apr 2007, 16:11

Hi, My Name is Debbie and I am having the same problem over and over, so far I have spent over $300.00 on this problem. I have a 2003 Dodge Duran-go 4.7, the check engine light keeps coming on so I have had the purge line replaced and have bought numerous gas caps, the computer keeps showing the gas cap fails, I drive it about a 100 miles and have to replace the gas cap again, is some one out there have an answer to this.

5th Apr 2007, 20:49

I have just purchased a 1999 Dodge Durango SLT plus with 98,000 miles on it for $5000. It is replacing my 1989 Dodge Ramcharger with 261,000 miles on it. My Ramcharger had the same stalling problem three times. The first time my mechanic found that the distributer pickup was shot. The second time (3 years later) it started doing it again. I told him to just replace the distributor pickup again. No more stalling. Here it is 5 years later and it's stalling again. At the same time the exhaust pipe split and the the front end is going (after 261,000 miles, she doesn't owe me a dime). Being that the Ramcharger has pretty much the same 2 V-8's that the Durango has, I'm thinking it might be the same problem.