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Automatic Transmission Torque Converter Problems of Dodge Durango



Dodge Durango owners have reported 10 problems related to automatic transmission torque converter (under the power train category).

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 1
Failure Date: 10/10/2005

At times of high acceleration (passing), the vehicle transmission seems to slip into neutral. I remove my foot from the gas and re-apply more slowly the transmission seems to re-engage and accelerate. This has happened several times. I reported it to a dealership that could find no problem. Most recently, I has some additional transmission problems and they found a bad torque converter (different dealership). They felt this should take care of the other problem too. I thought it had until it just happened again.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 2
Failure Date: 05/12/2005

Chrysler has had numerous problems with the transmission on the Durango and dakota with the torque converter overheating causing the transmission to not shift properly or at all. A simple fix would be for Chrysler to install an adequate oil cooler. This is a very common problem with Dodge vehicles and the company is well aware of the problem. Now my vehicle at 94,000 with all services done properly and on time according to the manufactorer is costing me $1500. 00 to fix. When I asked the service manager why Chrysler has not had a recall for this problem his response was because it would cost $1100 per vehicle to fix. Something should be done to let other consumers know about the problem. If I would have known there was a problem with overheating I could have had another cooling system install for less than $100.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 3
Failure Date: 12/31/2004

Our transmission would not shift to 3rd gear,removed,rebuilt and re-install, exchanged torque converter needed, replaced all solenoids and switch 12/31/04 started around 80,000 miles. Work done @ 80751. I am one of 3 people that I know who have (or had) a 99 Durango on my sons hockey team, all have had trouble with tranny, 1 at 64,000 miles, fixed and traded, other has same symptoms as ours, has 72,000 miles. -- online stories seem to indicate this is not an isolated problem, transmission shop said seems to be very common with early models tranny 42re?--date of build 9/98-- VIN#1b4hs28y3x535962-- not to mention the new "0 oil pressure" reading that happened this past w/e, which seems to be popping up, will clean pan and replace pvc to see if that problem is solved as research indicates, and last but least- ball joints---and new tires will be needed due to uneven inside wearing, even if "rotated" every 7500 miles. Long term Chrysler owner, all vehicles over 125 k miles, never a problem--what recourse/satisafaction is there for this ?.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2001 Dodge Durango 4
Failure Date: 04/19/2004

Failed transmission on 2001 Dodge Durango. While driving the transmission failed without warning. The consumer indicated that all regular maintenance was performed on the vehicle and felt that this failure should not have occurred. The vehicle was taken to a transmission specialist who installed a reconditioned transmission and torque converter. The consumer has another Dodge truck which also experienced transmission failure. The consumer requested reimbursement for the cost of the new transmission.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 5
Failure Date: 11/09/2003

65,000 miles torque converter failed. Dealer would not help. $2300 to fix.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 2000 Dodge Durango 6
Failure Date: 10/12/2003

I purchased my 2000 Dodge Durango 8 months ago. It now has 57,000 miles. In the last month, I replaced the torque converter clutch, the transmission, the "computer chip", and now one of my doors will not open (must replace the actuator in the door). I have been told that the bearings on both sides need to be replaced, and that the shock are leaking. Shuold this happen on a 2000?.


car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 7
Failure Date: 04/01/2003

Transmission went out at 65000, costing $2300 to replace (I was unemployed at the time too). A Chrysler a-500 transmission was installed with complete pump assembly, torque converter (which had pieces of metal rattling around inside of it) value body, a complete rebuild. This vehicle never towed anything and always maintained. Notified Dodge of this problem and they replied, sorry but not under warranty so nothing they would do about it. Even asked if they would reimburse for the parts only and they just said sorry. Spoke to several mechanics and they were very knowledgable about the problems with Dodge transmissions. Will be checking the ball-joints out now after the latest reports.

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car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 8
Failure Date: 02/18/2003

While driving uphill the torque converter burned out. The torque converter was replaced then six months later it failed again.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1999 Dodge Durango 9
Failure Date: 11/22/2002

Vehicle's torque converter failed and would not shift into third gear. Only 35k miles on vehicle. Dealer charged $750 to fix the problem.

car image   Automatic Transmission Torque Converter problem of the 1998 Dodge Durango 10

Four wheel drive fails to disengage when going from 4th wheel full time to 2nd wheel drive, drive train torque converter problem.