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Engine shuts off

I have a 01 dodge durango with a 4.7L in it. i can drive down the road and the engine will shut off on it. the check engine light will not come on and the second time i crank it. it will start back up. what can make it do this.

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  • Jimmy James May 11, 2010

    Did you check the fuel filter and pump?

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Try the crank position sensor

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

  • josee12 Jun 08, 2011

    Light (no buss) on ???? PCM (situated on right pasenger side in motor (computer) heats up and cause the truck to shut down without warning. No solution found yet. Dealer are hidding by saying they are not aware of problem). My husband is a mechanic and is trying a solution will get back to you.

  • martinawad77 Sep 06, 2011

    i had same issue and it was the crank position sensor. i replaced with a new one and problem solved. cheap part too

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Apr 08, 2009

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