I have a 1998 dodge durango and recently we have been having trouble with it starting if I mess with the wire that goes from the battery to the starter it will start i have checked the connections at both ends and they are both tight.
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You are hearing general answers because you need someone there in person to diagnose the problem. You have to check the major fuses and fuseable links to find out what you toasted when you hooked up the jumper cables wrong. Once you find out which circuits are dead you have to trace back to the battery to find out why. You may need a shop manual to get all of the wiring diagrams needed.
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
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
There may be a fault code or codes stored, though. Have an engine scan done for trouble codes as a first step in diagnosis. If no codes are present, I would start by investigating the idle circuit-clean the throttle body and have the IAC (idle air control) tested for proper operation. Good luck.
i have a 98 durango 5.9 4x4 ive issues with the abs and brake light popping up off and on it is now happening more frequently especially when its raining, recently i replaced my abs module, calipers,pads, brake hoses and rotors the light discontinued popping up for about a week or so but its at it again and doesnt want to go away. before i replaced rotors brakes etc. i had an issue with my front passenger wheel rolling a little bit of white smoke out it heated up the rotors and everything else pretty good i think it may have caused the abs wheel speed sensor to start malifunctioning, i would appreciate any opinions or in put if possible
i had the same problem in a dodge ram pick up. ended up being the coil. when the coil got hot my truck would die or not start again until the engine had cooled down. replaced the coil, and whalaaaaah. no more trouble. good luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
it sounds like a pinched wire is it in the front or back but also check to make sure the bulb is pushed in all the way. Please rate my response thank you very much . if you have any more ? just let me know