2000 Dodge Durango from North America - Comments

9th Aug 2005, 22:14

I started having the same problem last week, with my 1999 Durango 4x4 SLT. I was leaving town for the long weekend, pulling a boat, and the engine stalled. I thought it was a fuel filter problem, except there is no fuel filter. The "no bus" message suggested something more ominous.

The dealer couldn't get a diagnostic, and blamed it on a loose battery connection, although that didn't explain how the motor could turn over. I promptly proceeded to stall numerous times, including in the entry way to the dealership.

Further complaints and the dealer claims these things are hard to diagnose, as some connection is making the bus fail - the consensus from other websites is the PCM is possibly failing due to higher temperatures. This should be under warranty, but the dealer claims they will have to check various circuits and sensors to see what the problem is, and they can't tell unless it fails in front of them.

I hope they have some kind of database that tracks failures, and gives the technicians clues on what the problem could be, as opposed to them just spending lots of time trying to run up a large bill, before deciding to change the PCM under warranty.

25th Aug 2005, 10:00

2000 Dodge Durango, problems with stalling until finally it quit and we had it towed, mechanic says relay and disconnects the fan temporarily, okay so now there no heat or A/C, but at least it drives with check engine light on, now it is time for inspection renewal and I fail because of the light, brought in Mechanic shook his head charged me a bundle and said to take it to dealer, dealer says a bunch of stuff, speed sensor and PCM and that's it going to cost me a small fortune, great, now if warranty of PCM is 8yr or 80,000 Miles, Why wouldn't dealer know it's covered? Last Dodge I buy I'll tell you.

20th Jun 2006, 11:38

I had a 88 Dodge Dakota that would stall or loose power at any given time. The first time being on the interstate running 70 mph about 400 miles from home. I broke down 3 times on that trip with 3 different shops telling me 3 different things. It turns out that my catalytic converter stopped up and sent my sensors into a frenzy. I got tuns of different codes. After spending almost 2 grand trying to get me & my kids back home, my shade tree mechanic dad solved the problem for me. It ran great until my little brother totalled it out five years later.

I now have a 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 and a 2000 Durango. The Ram never gives any trouble (knock on wood) but the Durango does strange things. Just yesterday on my way to the grocery store, the check engine light came on and it stalled and wouldn't start back up. I took the positive post off the battery and waited about 30 seconds to let it reset and it started. Since then it has happened five times. I think it is the Cam shaft sensor. It turns over fine with no dragging and shows a good charge. I checked the injectors and it is getting fuel and the wiring on the ignition is good. If you have an opinion, please let me know.

9th Jul 2006, 15:41

Last week while at a band drive-thru, my 99 Dodge Durango slt just stalled. In the odometer it read NOBUS. I put it in neutral and someone helped me push it out. About 10 minutes later it started right up.

Today while doing 25 mph the truck just stalled. I was able to pull over. An officer stopped by and told me to turn the headlights on to try turning on the truck, officer said they had the same problem with their cruisers. The Dodge turned on with no problem, but it did it again on the way home.

If anyone has had this problem and had it fixed, please tell us how.

12th Jul 2006, 03:01

2000 Dodge Ram Van 1500 318 84000 miles has same problem. Seems to be heat related and also running the A/C causes the engine to stall and the "no bus" to illuminate in the odometer. We've taken it to several mechanics and they cannot isolate the problem. The van will restart every time and run fine unless turning on the A/C. If anyone can isolate this... post a reply. Thanks.

4th Aug 2006, 20:57

I have a 2000 Dodge Durango SLT that just stops at any given time. Most times the NO BUS message comes on and the truck will not fire up. Then it will start up after 5 minutes or 1-2 hours. I have owned the truck since last Feb and it has never done this in the winter or cold temps (Manitoba). I recently was told it it the ECM or the wires to the ECM, the connections may be bad. Another mechanic friend has just disabled the after market imobilizer and I just brought it home to test out... so far so good, but just not 100% reliable.

2nd Mar 2009, 23:42

2000 Dodge Durango, surging and stalling, all speeds and at a stop. After this intermittently continuing for a few weeks, began stalling at speed (going 45mph down a windy road for instance). Obviously a frightening problem... diagnosed as Cam sensor and crank sensor - but this is the second time in 4 months that those will have been replaced.

We think the PCM is the next logical thing to try - but have also heard the Ignition module could be at fault. I still have 15 mos left to pay, and have thrown more money at problems than at the loan! Frankly, have thought about just giving them the keys.

31st Mar 2009, 02:11

I have a 2000 Durango 5.9 4x4 that stalls out while driving. The no bus comes on and nothing reads on the gauge cluster. I have to wait like 10 to 30 minutes before it starts up again. I have replaced the crank sensor 3 times in 1 month and it is not that. If anyone has any ideas, please email me at rhuerta11@yahoo.com. I would really like to get this problem fixed thanks.

24th Oct 2009, 06:42

NO BUS.

See http://www.fixya.com/cars/t2215841-need_know_no_bus_indicator_light

I'm experiencing the same problem. 2000 5.9L Durango.

Plan to take it to the dealer for a good check of the wiring (grounding).

18th Jan 2010, 03:15

I have a 1999 Dakota that seems to always need a new ECM. I have already replaced the ECM twice. Once from the dealer, then from http://www.ecmoutlet.com/dakota_ecm.html. I actually saved about 500.00 off by using their website.

8th Feb 2010, 09:33

I also had same problem with my 2000 Dodge Durango SLT, where it sat for like 2 hours and it wouldn't start, so I changed the battery terminals and it started right up.

21st Aug 2010, 20:19

To answer the question about just shutting down... We had a 1999 Durango... and we changed everything we could think of till we gave up... so sold it.. Came to find out it was the cat the whole time... So my advice is either replace it or have it punched out.

2nd Sep 2010, 12:50

I think it's related to the outside temperature. This only happens when it's 90* or hotter outside. Someone told me it might be the PCM. They say the PCM is running hot. I'll try that and tell you guys if that works.

Steve

Sunrise, FL.

11th Sep 2010, 22:41

Can anyone please tell me what the CAT is on a Dodge Durango?

17th Oct 2010, 20:52

The "Cat" means catalytic converter.

6th Sep 2011, 10:08

I have a 2001 Dodge 1500, and I have been experiencing these same problems over the last year! I have replaced the fuel pump and every sensor under the hood. I guess the next thing will be to replace the ECM. It just shuts down, driving down the road with no warning. Sometimes it cranks right back, and other times I have to wait several hours. This is getting really aggravating, and I have also had it hooked up to a code reader, and the code reader says it's all good. But when it does shut down on me, the code "no bus" shows up. Please, I need some help with this, thank you!! Email responses to jmoore52676@troy.edu!

18th Nov 2013, 06:41

I own a 2000 Dodge Durango 5.9 SLT. These are nice vehicles when they are working, despite the low gas miles per gallon. I would never buy another. It is a product that you have to understand. I don't want to understand the product, I want to drive the damn thing.

18th Nov 2013, 12:28

I drove my 2003. 300,000 miles, same engine and had one trans replaced. Comfortable, and great in bad weather and snow.

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