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It randomly dies, 2002 dodge durango, yes I have not done

Customer Question

it randomly dies
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2002 dodge durango
JA: Are you fixing your Durango yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: yes I have not done anything specific to it
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: dies randomly but seems to die after short warm up period will normally start right back up but sometimes it takes a few minutes before it starts. twice it has surgerd higher rpm at stoplight
JA: Will the headlights turn on? Is the battery fully charged?
Customer: no codes after it dies yes fully charged battery headlights and all electrical works fine has shown codes of 0300 and 0339 crank shaft sensor circuit intermittent and random multicylinder misfire
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Can you please list everything that has been replaced for this condition?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Nothing has been replaced for this condition at this time.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information.

Would you like me to list the most likely possible causes for this condition?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
car will usually restart but has been getting harder to start recently. after it goes through it bought of dying for the day it will usually run ok until about the same point the next day
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
well I have looked up the most likely causes but yeah we can go through those
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for that information.

So what exactly is your question for me?

Are you looking for my opinion?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
my car randomly dies it needs to be fixed I need to know what is wrong so it may be fixed.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Thank you for clearing that up for me.

The most likely possible cause would be the following...

  • Camshaft position sensor
  • Crankshaft position sensor
  • Fuel pump
  • Idle air control motor
  • Air/vacuum leak
  • Throttle position sensor
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok, so how do we go about figuring out which one of these parts are the issue.
as I said before I have gotten codes random multicylider misfire and crankshaft sensor circuit intermittent but after clearing codes they do not come back after it dies
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

The correct way to diagnose this condition would be to check each component one by one.

You can use a voltmeter to check some of them, but the other ones you need more specialized equipment to pinpoint the root cause.

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
ok so what is the first component and test?
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

I would recommend to check the battery and check the idle air control motor using a scanner.

If that checks out good, the next thing to check would be for air/vacuum leaks.

Then the TPS sensor, cam and crank sensor.

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Do you have any further questions, sir?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
how do I test these components what tools needed and what are the standards I am looking for.
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

It might be best for us to speak on the phone..

Expert:  Amedee replied 1 month ago.

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,