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What are some common problems with the Dodge Durango?

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Some of the most common problems with the Dodge Durango include a ticking noise in the exhaust manifold area and the check engine light coming on due to water intrusion. There are also many issues with a rough idle stalling due to a clogged EGR tube and pinion seal leaks.

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What are some common problems with the Dodge Durango?
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The ticking noise from the Durango comes from the exhaust manifold area, and it usually occurs with a cold engine. Usually the noise is due to a broken bolt. To fix this issue, a replacement of the bolt must occur, and professionals also recommend the replacement of the exhaust manifold gaskets.

The check engine light issue occurs on Durangos with a 3.7L V6 or a 4.7L V8 engine. In these vehicles, water can pass through the cowl screen at the base of the windshield. When this water gets through, often from a car wash or heavy rain, the check engine light may illuminate.

If the Durango has a rough idle or the engine stalls, it is usually due to the check engine light illuminating due to the fault code from a clogged exhaust gas recirculation tube. Cleaning the tube is a way to stop this from occurring.

Durangos also may have an issue with front or rear differential pinion seal leaks. If the seal is leaking, a replacement is necessary.

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