32 problems related to engine clicking and tapping noises have been reported for the 2004 Dodge Durango.
Driving to a vacation destination, on the highway at around 65mph. Engine started to shake very badly and make a clacking noise. I thought at first it may be a flat, but the vehicle did not lose control. I made it to the side of the road. I was able to get towed back to my local shop who advised the engine was not repairable. . Read more...
While my wife was starting the Dodge Durango this afternoon, a big clunking noise sounded and it continued on as if someone was throwing rocks underneath my engine. Turns out that a rod had been broken inside my engine. After looking for a new engine on the internet, I am finding out that there are several complaints about this happening to a lot of other people. Why is this not being investigated? I am now part of a long list of dissatisfied customer. I will never buy Dodge again and will recommend to anyone else to stay away.
While driving at approximately 35 mph, the engine produced a loud thud followed by a pronouced tapping noise. Was able guide the vehicle off the road. Vehicle was towed to local garage where the engine was proclaimed "dead" - appears to have thrown a rod. Vehicle was well cared for with dealer oil changes every 3k miles. No indication of a problem prior to this incident. Chrysler / Dodge unwilling to provide any assistance or information.
On April 11, 2014, my three young children, boyfriend, and myself(pregnant) stopped at a red light. As the light turned green I began to accelerate; that's when I heard a loud popping sound. At first I thought maybe my tire popped. I was barely able to pull off the 4 lane street I was traveling on without getting hit. Once I pulled over I realized oil leaking from underneath my truck. I was able to take the truck to a service station that was located across the parking lot and was told the engine failed. The truck still starts but makes a loud clicking noise. This truck has been well taking care of and maintenance regularly. I have done research on the issue and have found this has been an on going issue with Chrysler. I don't understand why there hasn't been a recall on this issue. I had no warning signs of any issues with my truck and now this. This is such a disappointment.
Durango was always well maintained and taken care of. Oil changed every 3,000 miles. One morning I started the truck and there was a strange ticking noise. The night before the truck ran fine as usual. It rained heavily that night. I did not use the truck at all for fear of doing any damage. I took the truck to the dealer and they didn't actually know what the ticking was and wanted me to pay about $550 in labor so they could take the motor apart. I decided to take the truck home to think about it because the $550 was not even for a repair , it was only to get an estimate . I did not use the truck at all and it was just parked in my yard. When I started the truck up to bring it to my own mechanic the noise was a horrendous banging sound and the engine stalled. I didn't even use the truck at all and a ticking noise now turned into a banging sound. I had the truck towed to my mechanic who informed me that I needed a motor. Broken rod. I don't understand how a truck in great condition, that looks brand new, always well maintained just blows a motor at 100,800 miles. I went to another Dodge dealer because I didn't care for the fact that the first dealer did absolutely nothing for me. I went to the service dept. To find out about a motor and was actually given the name of a CO. That sells motors because I was told that my motor is on back order and the dealer can't even get one . I was told that there is a shortage because across the country 18 motors are being changed daily. That seems like quite a high number when nothing is being done for the consumer about this matter. It will cost me about $5000 to $6000 to replace the motor so now the truck is just a paper weight in my back yard. I already have a huge investment in this truck and the engine should not have failed when I took such good care of it but it would seem that the dealer knows about this problem .
For the past couple of weeks my wife and I have experienced our 2004 Dodge Durango stalling as we made low speed turns. Fortunately neither of us ended up getting in to an accident when the vehicle stalled each time. I told my wife I'd have the service shop have a look at it when I took it in for its needed oil change next week. On the morning of 12/30/13, I went out to start my Durango to let it warm up some before I left. When I turned the key the engine made a loud clanging sound (like someone put a fork in a garbage disposal and jammed it) and then stopped. It wouldn't turn over at all after several attempts. I had roadside assistance tow it to a local dealer who called me to tell me the diagnostic test said it was the starter and starter relay. They put the new parts on today (12/31/13) and then called me to tell me that it wasn't the starter and that the motor has seized up. The service tech said he would look in to estimates for a re-manufactured motor and a new motor . Knowing how much I have babied our Durango (full synthetic oil changes on a regular basis, other scheduled maintenance and all records to show), I went online to see if this has happened to others. . Boy OH boy has it!! apparently the cowl does not let water flow away from the engine properly and as the motor ages the intake gaskets flatten and allows water to enter the intake, causing problems to the cylinders and seizing the motor. I realized this is exactly what happened to our Durango. On 12/29/13 we had very heavy rain in the mid-atlantic region and the Durango sat in front of our house all day/night as neither one of us drove it. Needless to say, I like many others am very mad that Dodge/Chrysler has not accepted responsibility. Not only are we facing expenses because of some serious medical issues right now, we now have to pay for a new motor when this could have been corrected years ago.
After it had been raining all night I went to start it this morning and I heard a loud thump then nothing! tried to start it again a couple times and nothing. I sat there in tears trying to figure out how I would get to work tomorrow then tried starting it again and it did start. Now making a loud clicking noise. After reading all of the same complaints I am having it towed to my local repair shop but today is Sunday so I have none to look at it until tomorrow. I checked under the hood and yes there is water leaking through the base of the front windshield! then I looked under the dashboard above the foot pedals and couldn't believe I seen a trickle of water running down behind all the fuses, plugs and wires!! this is ridiculous!! now I have to borrow a car for work and pray that my engine is not shot! this widowed mom of 3 needs a dependable vehicle now!! I think there are enough complaints to warrant an investigation. I need help getting my truck fixed please!!.
There is a problem with the Dodge hemi 5. 7l engine*** I have maintained my 2004 Dodge Durango immaculately, mechanically and physically. I purchased my Durango in 2006 from a dealer with 36k miles on it. In 2010 with 155,000 miles on it, the push rod broke when I was on my was to the office. The truck was sitting in my driveway from the night before and when I went to start the engine, it made a loud popping noise and engine shutdown. I had the vehicle towed to a shop where it was confirmed the push rod had broken, oil changed on regular basis, etc. . I had the engine replaced in Nov 2010 with another Dodge hemi 5. 7 l hemi engine. Over 3 years later guess what????????? the replaced Dodge hemi engine blew on me in the same driveway 3 years later December 5, 2013. I am posting this note to other owners to steer clear of replacing the engine as it will happen again, it is not a matter of if, but when. As of December 2013 my Dodge has been sitting at the shop I had it towed to and I refuse to buy another engine. One consistent issue which I have read from the other complaints is that the engine would hard idle (act like it would stall) during heavy rain storms. I am pissed because I have a excellent conditioned vehicle appearance and mechanically I am out of a vehicle. Fortunately/unfortunately the vehicle is paid for. I am going to lodge another complaint with the NHTSA. It is unbelievable so many people have the exact same issue with this engine. How can we get chrsyler/Dodge to own this problem and make it's owners of its Dodge Durango's whole for fixing this recurring problem. I am a perfect example of replacing the engine in this vehicle once, and 3 years later the exact issue has occurred again!!!!!!!!!.
After making a clicking noise for a couple of days that we had been told was the starter fan (and having it replaced), we loaded up our Durango for a week long camping trip 8 hours away. 45 minutes into the drive the Durango started "dragging" like it was having a difficult time maintaining speed with cruise control. Shortly afterward, a horrible metal on metal banging noise came from under the hood and I lost all power. On the interstate, at 4 a. M. I dropped from 72 mph to 0 in a matter of seconds and barely had enough momentum to pull the truck to the side of the road. Oil just poured from under the truck. We had the Durango towed home and called our local mechanic. He took a look and informed us we had thrown a rod and complete engine replacement would be needed. We verified this through 3 different Dodge technicians who all stated that this was a known issue within the company. They know and have known that the skirting at the bottom of the windshield leaks. They know that those leaks drip water onto the intake valve resulting in water being drawn into the engine and causing engine failure through a rod being thrown. This is not a cheap fix. It could have been through recall or even notification to owners. It could have only cost about $400. But now it doesn't. Now it costs anywhere from $4-6000. Unacceptable.
I took my vehicle in for an oil change, the repair rep called to tell me that there was a loud knocking/ticking sound when he started the engine. I dropped the vehicle off the night before and there was no knocking or ticking sound. After contacting my warranty company and given the repair shop permission to break down the vehicle over the past 3 weeks that my truck has been in the shop, they now are telling me that the piston/rod is broke and is lying in the oil pan. I researched this problem on the internet and found that this is a major problem occurring with Dodge Durango's. Why hasn't there been an investigation done and recalls on this matter? it can't be a coincidence that a wide spread of Durango owners are having this problem, which is resulting in several thousands of dollars in repairs and engine replacement at the customers expense because these warranty companies are ripping people off covering little or nothing of the cost in repairs and replacement.
Engine would not start in the rain. When I tried again on a sunny day, engine started and then a very loud metalic clicking sound came from the engine. Mechanic says broken sleeve or rod, and I probably need a new engine. . Read more...
After pulling out on to a street the engine made a loud bang and clunking noise. I pulled over to find a hole in the lower drivers side of the engine block. I do regular oil changes at 3000 mile intervals with synthetic oil and only use high quality oil and filters, this vehicle has been very well taken care of. I have read many complaints about this on the 04-05 models. My mechanic has informed me that he cannot find a replacement motor for a reasonable price due to the demand of replacing this motor. Also, he has informed me that the usual warranty that he would get with a motor of any other kind is not available for the 04-05 motors due to the well known issue.
Purchased vehicle on 2/19/13 drove it for 2 weeks. Was driving on the highway and heard a loud noise followed by clunking noise which sounded like a flat tire but wasn't. Took it to my mechanic who told me that the front differential needed to be replaced. Fixed that problem. 2 weeks after that on 3/29 was getting off the highway when I heard another loud noise followed by a clunking noise this time I lost steering and barely made it into a parking lot. Had it towed to my mechanic to find out it blew a rod and needed to have the engine replaced. After having this vehicle for 6 weeks I have had 2 catastrophic failures. My dealership will not help me and I cannot afford to replace the engine on my own. I purchased this vehicle to be a safe and reliable mode of transportation for me and my 4 children. Now I am out $6000 and have no vehicle. Something needs to be done about this. People should not be forced to pay for an issue that is known to be a problem.
I was driving my 2004 Dodge Durango 5. 7 hemi and all of the sudden I heard a loud clanking noise coming from my engine. I turned it off and called a tow truck to have it towed to a garage. I was told by the mechanic that the engine was dead and it had blown a rod and could not be fixed. It has been maintained at the dealership where I bought it in 2004 up until two weeks ago when I had it inspected and the oil changed. This seems to be a common problem with these engines and something has to be done about it.
My wife started up the vehicle to take our kid to school. When she started it, it was making a horrible clunking noise and vibrating vigorously. She immediately killed it and told me what happened when I got home from work. I started it up and I immediately knew that the engine was gone. The next morning I noticed an oil sheen on the ground in front of the Durango. I have read many things online about this problem and would like for Dodge to fix my vehicle. I have kept the oil changed in it regularly and done all required maintenance. I am in the military and need this vehicle for my wife. I cannot afford to fix this out of pocket.
Tl- the contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. The contact stated that when he started the vehicle, the vehicle exhibited an abnormal ticking noise. The vehicle was towed to a mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the lifters would need to be replaced. All sixteen lifters were replaced. After the repair was complete, the ticking noise could still be heard and the contact was advised by the mechanic that there was nothing that could be done about the noise. As the contact drove the vehicle, the oil warning light would illuminate whenever the contact would brake to a stop. The vehicle was taken to a mechanic for diagnosis and the contact was informed that the engine would need replacing. The vehicle had not been repaired. The failure mileage was 172,000 and the current mileage was 179,000. Kmj.
The contact owns a 2004 Dodge Durango. While driving approximately 35 mph, the contact heard a loud clicking noise outside of the vehicle. The contact maneuvered to the side of the road and stopped. The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic, who stated that there was a hole in the engine block due to a rod fracture. The vehicle had not been repaired. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 119,000.
We have a 2004 Dodge Durango it has been a good vehicle my wife just loves it but the other day she went to leave for work and when she started the motor it started making this really loud ticking noise. Well I called the mechanic and he told me he would stop by on his way home to listen to it he did and said it was not good to go ahead and bring it to the shop and they would look at it. I had it trailered into the shop and later that day is when we got the bad news. The motor has very serious internal problems it's either a rod, wrist pin or piston skirt and can cost us up to $6,000 for new motor or rebuild the lower end of this one they will need to pull the motor to tell for sure what it is, we never had any warning signs at all that there may be a problem it just happened. Sorry but we can not afford to replace a engine every 90,000 miles and can not afford to get the repairs done now, we have changed the oil every 5000 mile per manufactuer recommendation. After further investigation I see that Dodge is having a serious problem with these motors and are misleading the public with all the hype about the hemi motor and they are not doing a darn thing about the issues they are having. My warrenty just ran out 4 months ago or 19000 miles ago and the dealership said there is nothing they can do. I feel the engines should last longer then 90,000 miles and I am very peed off about this he have owned Dodges forever and now this happens and there is nothing they can do! my wife does not like Dodge very much now.
. Found out that the ticking noise was #7 cylinder connecting rod was bent and hitting the baffle above the crankshaft. It bent when delaer called an told me I had a major repair problem, as I was driving it on highway ,the engine began to shake I thought it was a valve problem. Working on filing a complaint with NHTSA dealer told me I need a engine repalcement only 147,000 mile oil changes every 3,500 miles there needs to be a immediate recall this is a dangerous occurence and some one will end up hurt.
My husband started the Durango and heard a loud clicking sound coming from the engine. He found a puddle of oil underneath and discovered there was a large hole in the oil pan. We had it towed to the dealer and was told that a rod had shot through the oil pan and that our engine would have to be replaced. We have always maintained the oil changes and upkeep. The day before this happened we had driven all over and had no problems. Prior to this there had been two occassions when I was going down the road and the engine just shut down and I couldnt control the steering or brakes but they happened about a year apart and started up immediately. Luckily I wasnt in busy traffic when this occured. I thought it was a fluke because there was never any engine lights on. Even the morning when he discovered the clicking sound there were no dash lights on.
2004 Dodge Durango hemi fatal engine flaw. On Sunday April 17th 2011, I went out to start up my car and the most horrible banging, clanking noises came from the engine, I had the vechicle towed to my local mechanic and he stated there was a hole in the engine block and the car would need a new engine. This engine was very well maintained with regular oil changes and had only 76,400 miles on it. I had the 7/70000 warranty. I filed a case with Dodge and was assigned a case manager. "roland" had me get the vechicle towed to my Dodge dealer (at my expense). Then again at my expense the dealer wanted an hour of service to "inspect the engine. " ($105) two days later the dealer callled saying the district manager of wanted them to inspect the "bottom of the engine" and authorize another 2hrs of labor. The initial "engine inspeciton" was apparently only the "top of the engine" which was found to be clean with no sludge or signs of neglect. I still had no answer as to why this engine self destructed without any warning. Dodge refused to give me more than $1500 since I was out of warranty and a new "remaned" engine would be $7900!! I decided to sell the car for scrap, Dodge does not stand behind their products, a well maintained engine of a$ 40,000 vechicle should not self destruct just outside of warranty and the owner should not be expected to pay for the diagnosis. I was out over $300 and fought with Dodge customer service for over 3weeks. If I had been driving the car when the engine flaw happened the wheels may have locked up and the car could have rolled. There are numerous other complaints about this issue on this sight. Dodge needs to be held accountable for such poor workmanship!.
Dodge Durango 2004, 5. 7 hemi engine , I tried to start the car but at the first attempt I just hear a noise but the engine didn't start. At the third time the engine start it, but it was a making a clicking noise that increased with the acceleration of the engine. Before this incident I did not have any issue with my car, I bought it over two years ago. I been doing the services at least every 3,000 miles , but the thing that make me upset is that I was doing the services at dallas Dodge, I may have proof of some of those services. But in the last service I went to a different place, it was a guy that has been working in chops his whole life , and the first thing that he notice when he was changing the oil is that was so dirty. He ask me about how often I was doing the oil,when I told him about every 3,000 miles, at the end he did the comment that they were not changing the oil. Well now I have three different opinions about my engine, and unfortunately I have to replace a engine that goes from 4,750 to 6,700, I have been reading about problems with this engine and it seems like there was many complains about this engine, now the engine and the bad service it make it worse. I know you guys must have hundreds of this messages but really hope you guys can help me with some directions, well at least if this does not help me, it may help somebody else with the same problem.
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango with the hemi 5. 7 liter v8. Over the last week it was occasionally hard to start when there was rain, otherwise the vehicle runs fine. Vehicle has had all regular maintenance, is used for light duty only and has had proper weight oil using mobil 1 synthetic at each oil change. I drove the vehicle home Friday night from work, started fine, drove home fine, stopped at a store along the way, no issues starting it after. Upon arriving home I shut it off, with no issues apparent. I did not use the vehicle Saturday. Sunday afternoon I proceed to start the vehicle and the engine suddenly makes a loud clacking noise, followed by a loud bang and stalls. Oil was running down the driveway and the engine has a hole in the block. Vehicle only has 111k miles on it. There were no warning signs before this happened other then the occasional issue to start when it was raining. Repairs estimates have ranged from $5500 to $7000 as the engine is completely ruined. Doing some research online I discovered many owners that have had the exact same thing happen, and most of them have had it happen between 80,000 and 120,000 miles.
My 2004 Durango limited equipped with the hemi 5. 7 liter engine developed a ticking sound and and failed while merging onto a highway fortunately I was able to avoid a accident. I later found out that this a frequent problem that occurs with the 5. 7 hemi engine in this model year, how come nothing has been done to rectify this. The engine is a costly repair that Chrysler doesn't want to acknowledge.
My 2004 Dodge Durango 5. 7 l hemi v8 had 134,000 miles. Oil changes were done every 3,000 miles, fluids always checked. I drove the vehicle for most of the day and then parked it in the driveway. The next day I went to start it and it sounded like the battery was dead but made a loud clunking sound. I attempted to jump the battery and without success I had it towed to a mechanic. The mechanic found that the motor seized and would require a rebuilt. The cost would be $6300 for a vehicle that is not even paid off yet. After reading several of the same complaints, I find this to be a defect. Chrysler should take responsibility for selling a faulty product to consumers.
Drove the Durango home from work around 8pm the night before. When I got into the vehicle the next morning about 7:30am , heard a load pop noise and then it shut off. When I tried to start it back up it had an awful tapping noise, so I immediately shut the engine back off. This vehecle has about 130,000 miles on it, most being highway miles. I have always serviced according to manaufacture recommendations. This is my only means of transportation and I still have 6 payments left on it. Why will Dodge not stand behind their product, as it is obvious by the internet that this is a very big problem. In these bad economic times people can't afford to loose what they have worked so hard to keep. I think I will go to the news media on this to make americans aware not to purchase Dodge products.
2004 Dodge Durango with 5. 7 v8. Vehicle has 103,000 miles on it and has had regular maintenance and oil changes. Drove the vehicle home from work and parked it in my driveway with no indication of any problems whatsoever. When I went out to start it the next day it would not start. Sounded like a dead battery or possibly the starter frozen up (rapid clicking noise) after trying to jump start the engine, I had it towed to the shop where they showed me a gaping hole in the side of the engine where it had thrown a rod. They could not tell me what had caused the failure without tearing apart the engine and costing a lot more money, but engine was trash at that point and no need spending more money on trash.
2004 Durango 92,000 miles. Properly maintain. No issues. One morning started making in clanking noise from the engine near the oilpan. Rod bearing broke. Replace engine cost $7000.
I have a 2004 Dodge Durango w/ a 5. 7 hemi. Drove this vehicle back and forth to work everyday without any problems. I loved this SUV! it was by far the nicest vehicle I have ever owned. Friends joked that I babied it more than I did my children. I took very good care of this vehicle mechanically and cosmetically. Being an ex-mechanic, I am very aware of the necessity of regular maintenance. I parked the vehicle Friday night and all day sat. Wife went to go do the grocery shopping sun morning and claimed that the enigine turned over a little and then there was a thunk noise and wouldn't restart. I went out and tried to start the Durango. On the third try, the engine started. There was a loud clicking noise coming from the engine. It sounded ike the bendix was stuck on the starter. I tried tapping on the starter to disengage it to no avail. I replaced the starter with a new one and got the same sound. I called a local mechanic about the problem and he came to my house to hear the problem. When we started the engine, the noise was noticeably louder. After an hour of crawling around under the vehicle it appeared to be an internal engine problem. On furthur inspection we found a small crack on the drivers side of the block. I can not afford to have the engine replaced even though I am still making payments, insurance, and tags. After all the other research I have done and the hundreds of people I have found with this same problem, I just don't understand why Chrysler hasn't released a recall. I was very lucky that this didn't happen while traveling down the highway. The Durango has approx. 95,000 miles on it. This type of failure should not be happening this early to this amount of any vehicle.
SUV would stall while driving then start back up. Heard a ticking noise when turned key over, then heard a loud noise and louder ticking then engine gave out. Looked under SUV and there was oil and pieces of the metal on the ground. Towed it to a shop and was told engine failed due to internal engine failure most likely due to piston. Mechanic showed me a hole in the engine block. 2004 Dodge Durango with apprx. 86,000 miles. Also told that whatever happened with the engine destroyed the starter as well. Replaced both the engine and the starter.
I do not know what happened this feels like this dream. One day my truck is running great and then bam oil every where. One day I started my truck up after about two weeks of letting it sit in the drive way and it had a ticking noise so I immediately turned it off. I called a mechanic he checked it and said it was a sticky lifter. I then called Dodge to get professional advice because my mechanic is not a certified Dodge mechanic. A service adviser at Dodge dealership on rt 112 in medford and he told me that if the problem started while the truck was sitting, to just start the truck and let it run for a while. So I did and maybe five minutes of it being on and ticking I heard a noise and saw oil on the ground. Now what do I do. . . . . . . . . I have a hole in the engine block and a fully paid piece of junk. I have records of all my regular oil changes this truck was my baby I took great care of it, I loved it and its dead. I'm not the only one with this truck and this problem when will Dodge own up to its responsibility and recall the 5. 7 motor . It breaks my heart every morning walking by my 2004 Dodge Durango to start up my old beat up 97 Nissan pathfinder with 246k its sad to say that this rusted old piece of junk gives me no problems with its motor or transmission, but my new truck crapped out at 116,000 cars not are suppose to die after 100k especially heavy duty trucks. I never even got the opportunity to carry a load or tow something. Dodge made it seem like this was something that was suppose to happen because the truck has 100k. . . That makes no sense to me and I wish I would have done more research on this truck. But right now I just pray that Dodge helps me out with this problem. This is my family vehicle that I invested hard earned cash into and now it is just sitting in my driveway rotting away. Can someone please help?.
Dodge Durango, hemi 5. 7 liter engine went out. Started out with a ticking noise that I wound out to be the #7 cylinder connecting rod was bent and hitting the baffle above the crankshaft. It broke, as I was driving it onto the lift, and sent the rod through the side of the block. Engine is dead, 116k miles.
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