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.
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.