Tip & How-To about Dodge Durango

Dodge Durango Won't Start, Turns over, NO BUS on instrument cluster

1998 - 1999 Dodge Durango 3.9L
2000 - 2001 Dodge Durango 4.7L
1998 - 2000 Dodge Durango 5.2L
1998 - 2001 Dodge Durango 5.9L

The PCM has 3 connectors plugged into it. Try wiggling each connector and listen for a clicking sound, starting with the connector furthest from the front of the Durango, and the middle connector with a white top.

If this doesn't help, replace your PCM. The PCM (power control module) can get hot, causing a short or broken circuit inside the module. Replacing the module will fix the problem. If your truck dies randomly when it's hot outside, but will start back up after it cools down, this is probably the problem.

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how hard is it to replace the pcm on a 2001 Dodge Durango?


Physically, it's very easy.

I would recommend going to a dealership though, because when they replace the PCM, they need to flash the new computer with your VIN #, otherwise it won't run.

Nov 10, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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99 dodge durango pcm and connectors heat up causing the vehicle to shut down until the pcm cools down then the car restarts I need a real fix tired of the car dying on me randomly. please help


it would be best if you took it to a dealer and left a mechanic take it home over night,that way he can have the Chrysler drb hooked up when the problem presents its self.

Jan 21, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Durango

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looking for BCM for 2001 Dodge Durango - needs replacement


Your looking for the PCM? The computer module in the Durango that controls everything on the durango? If so, then the PCM is made for each Durango specifically. You cannot buy a used one or from a salvage yard. Each PCM is programmed with the VIN# from that Durango. So, any other PCM will not work. You have to go to a dealer and have them get a generic PCM (or autozone $240 if you trust them?) and it will cost with installation and reprogramming? $450.

Jul 07, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Durango

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2005 Dodge durango shuts down.


I had a similar problem with 99 Durango.
Replaced PCM with refurbished "brain" from online Florida company and no problems since. You may want to google for refurbished PCM and call the guys who sell them -- they were helpful to me and my fix was 3 screws and < $300.00.

Mar 25, 2009 | 2005 Dodge Durango

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