i have a dodge durango the problem i have is the motor sounds like it is racing and when you put it into gear to drive the acceleration is slow and the motor sounds like it is racing (roar) sound it does not do it all the time it does it hot or cold after a while it smooths out just about when you reach 45mph i took it to a machanic they put it on the computer for codes nothing came up they said it could be a cylinder what one have no clue but the other day i got in to my suv started it up and the gages went crazy for about a min or two and i did not have tha ac on and my foot was off the gas it still was in park please help it is a 2002 durango slt ijust want to have it fix the first time right i have been threw the ringer before with these people thats why i bought this one
Engine: i think 8
nothing just took it to the shop so they can hear the noise to see what it is and put it on the computer for codes
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Hello, No codes?>
Sounds like you may have two different problems - 1- the Roar, 2- The erratic guages.
i have no clue what that is can you explain it to me please
Thanks , The loud engine may be a fan clutch that is failing to disengage, Is this truck new to you?
i got it in jan. so it is new to me
what is causing it not to accelerate
Ok-Thanks , The fan clutch is designed to freewheel when cold and engage when it gets hot. When a hot engine is shut of the fan clutch is still in the locked position, It takes some time and rpm speed higher than idle to allow the clutch to return to "freewheel" The fan clutched when engaged will cause a roar type noise until it cools the radiator down or disengages.
Many times the sound seems like you are excellerating greatly, but what happens when you give it a lot of gas - like 3/4 throttle? Do you have a rpm meter?
Does the transmission shift 1-2-3-4?
yes when i step on the gas it will accelerate but slow and that roar sound happens
its a automatic
have you really stepped heavy on the gas to see if it will get more power?
yes and its slow but it will smooth out when you hit 45mph
A fan clutch will not cause the engine to be less powerfull just louder
but when i stop at light and start to accelerate that roar starts and sloe acc.
but when it smooths out it has pick up
will the fan clutch cause the the slow pick up when accelerating
Ok. I think this one needs a test drive by a experenced Tech . You could have a simple problem with a fan cluctch locked up thats tricking you into thinking the engine has low power- they can be very loud! or you may have a concern that has not yet set the check engine light. Most problems will turn that check engine light on quickly.
I have been surprised by how loud some fans can be.
i took it to day and they where saying some kind of fan and cylinder so dont go by them take it to a dealer
A trans problem would set a code very quickly.
i hope its not the trans but no codes i was ther watching them with the computer
so my best bet it to change the fan clutch and is it ok to drive i do not want to cause more damage
i think they were onto the fan clutch failing. Not sure what they meant by a cylinder? No you dont have to take it to a dealer- but try and find a shop that will stannd behind the repairs they recommend ,
thanks i just have problems with auto after my last experence i spent over 14 thousand dollars in repairs in less than two years
Its ok to drive- but get the fan clutch checked, and have they clean the battery cables and test the battery, A failing battery or bad connections can cause the instrument cluster to go crazy as you described.
Wow- can I be your Mechanic LOL?
I bet you are glad to get rid of that car
thats why i am seeking other help i dont know if i can trust them and being a female that does not help but i do have little knowledge on cars my father use to race so i worked on cars
i still have that night mare i am slowly fixing it up
Aftermarket fan clutches will be ok for you to use. Glad to hear you have some fun with racing!I have never done that type of work yet.Getting to old to run around LOL
There are a lot oof good guys here to bounce your ideas and concerns off of.
thank so much now i have something to go on cause it was driving me nut you are never to old you just have to enjoy it i do
i will get that tomorrow and put it in and we will see what happens thanks
Thanks . i need to go- if I helped please accept- or contact me tomorrow for more info. I will open a question box for you to answer to if needed. Good night.
Dodge,Chrysler,Jeep Master Tech since 92.ASE Master since 1990.Currently Dealer employed.
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Heres a place to ask question. Thanks Scott.
just a post to keep the question open. Scott