1st Sep 2004, 08:38
Our 1999 Durango had the ABS and brake light stay on and the speedometer was not operating properly. A quick change of the rear speed sensor fixed all three problems. Part was around $33.00 and took maybe 15 minutes to change.
10th Sep 2004, 07:13
If you have not yet had the Intake center gasket checked you should. We were told that will cause idle problems and motor pinging and this means your oil is being burned up. You could blow up your motor very quickly if this is the problem.
28th Jun 2005, 19:19
I had my 99 Dodge Durango ABS light on, did the brakes all new still was on, the speedometer would not work, it ended up being the rear sensor. There are 2 sensors in the Dodge Durango SLT look at both. I first changed the 1st sensor nothing happened. Then I was told of another sensor in the rear. When I had the rear sensor changed the problem was solved. The ABS light went off, and the speedometer worked.
26th Aug 2005, 06:31
I have a 99 Durango with the ABS and Brake light on. Speedometer is OK, but no cruise. I changed the sensor on the rear axle differential. Did not work. Where is the second sensor located?
7th Jan 2007, 10:00
I have a 1999 Dodge Durango 4wd 8 cyl. The engine light came on and the diagnostic code is the speed sensor. Where are the two sensors located so I can replace them. Is the same sensor used for both places?
27th Aug 2007, 13:22
I have the same problems as users above report. ABS light, Seat Belt light, and eventually Check Engine light comes on for no reason, also speedometer and tachometer go to zero. No engine problems at all. The problem disappears when engine is returned to idle and transmission disengaged. I intend to replace the rear differential speed sensor as suggested. Is this something that I can do myself? Any suggestions other than that?
6th Sep 2007, 16:22
I have a 00 Durango 4X4 SLT with the ABS light on and this thread of information is helpful.
Question - Did anyone ever find out where the 2 rear differential speed sensors are?
San Francisco Bay Area.
14th Sep 2007, 09:01
I am the proud owner of two 99 durangos, the first bought in Dec/03 and the 2nd was Jan/04. At first they seemed to have no problems then the stereo speakers busted (yes in both).
The Dec. Durango lost oil pressure and engine began to knock and the engine had to be replaced. I read on line how dodge said this was due to not changing the oil every 3000 miles. The oil pump went out at about 78k miles, 1k miles after we had the oil changed. It was $2300 to replace engine. (Napa carries a crate engine for around $1500)
The Jan. Durango oil pressure starting acting up about 78k miles, but we caught it in time and oil pump was replaced. After 2k miles it was replaced again at no cost. Our mechanic seems to think that the oil pan gasket is overhanging and shredding into the oil therefore clogging the oil pump. Cost to replace $300.
We are now at ABS light, Brake light and Check engine light not working on both Durangos. This happened at about 90k miles shortly after that the speedometers stopped functioning (on both). Napa carries the ABS differential sensor for about $40 including shipping we are going to try that to fix the problem.
Both of the 99 Durangos have lost the function of the A/C at under 100k miles. One won't hold a charge which we have tried 5 times and the other registers full on the freon and needs a new compressor. The cost of a new compressor is around $500.
Now the sudden engine dying has started, mostly at stop lights and going down hills. They usually start back with no problem, but this is very dangerous as we have a 17 year old daughter who also drives these from time to time.
What are the odds that an owner has two Durangos and the exact same breakdowns occur? We love the look and drive of the Durango. The gas mileage and unreliability of the model will deter me from buying another Dodge. I agree that Dodge could show more concern about consumers satisfaction if they intend to keep loyal customers. So Dodge owners good luck, I will be ridding myself of the problem soon.
24th Jun 2008, 18:54
For the person saying they are lost about the speed sensor on the 1999 Dodge Durango, mine also is doing the same thing. The ABS and brake lights are on, and now my speedometer is out. It is going to be repaired Friday; it is a speed sensor on the transmission, but there are two, so if you try to do it yourself, beware only one is available to the public that I know of. However, on the bright side, it can be fixed by a mechanic for $100 or less. It is a quick fix for them, and they can run it through their computers and figure out which one it is before they change it. Good luck.
14th Jul 2008, 16:08
I am with you Durango owners.. I have the exact same problems on my '02 Dodge Ram 1500.
Speedometer is not working, ABS light is on, brake light is on, check engine light is on, and stalls when I slow down quickly from rpm's dropping too low, so I have to rev it up as I'm braking; it's very exciting.
Dodges look good.. that's it!
21st Jul 2008, 14:34
I am a proud owner of a 1999 dodge durango SLT V8 5.2! I love it and the awesome thing is that it has 207,000 miles and nothing has gone wrong with this except that we are getting the AC Compressor replaced, which is costing us about $250.00 out the door. The truck runs like it came right off the show room floor and it still sounds and drives mean!!
There is not a day that goes by that People don't compliment on this truck, it is absolutely beautiful and runs great! I am sorry that everyone has had such an awful experience with them but I am a proud owner and wouldn't trade it for the world!
Good luck to all of you and hope that you get all of your issues fixed, don't get screwed by dealers, I have found out they will fix unneeded things, find a nice mechanic that you can trust that will fix things that only need to be fixed!!!
13th Sep 2008, 18:43
For all you folks who think your Durango is a wonderful machine, just wait until your ECM starts acting up. I have had to replace it four times. The big "NO BUS" message on the odometer gauge. Trust me; this vehicle is the worst most problematic vehicle I have ever owned. The first chance I get to destroy it at a local demolition derby I'm going to do it.
The ABS/brake light issue, the speedometer issue, on and on. Don't buy it, if you own it, get rid of it now. I am dead serious, get rid of it now before you are soaked for major dollars. It's a lemon, a pure hunk of junk. A money pit, a good looking high risk for a serious accident risk. It stalls out with no warning when you start to have the NO BUS problem.
13th Jul 2004, 10:12
I own a 1999 Durango the ABS and brake light is on, it is now stalling and the speedometer is out, does not register speed, and the diagnostic I took said defective speed sensor. So I am lost!