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Engine shuts off while driving after 20 to 40min.

I have a 1999 Dodge Durango 5.2L. On a hot day i can drive the suv up to 20min, on a cold day i can drive it up to 40min then it shuts off, no matter where i'm at it will shut off. The only light that comes on is the "check engine" but from time to time only, it does not stay lit all the time. I'm lucky i only live like ten min from work, but if i want to take my wife and two kids some where it has to be one shot to that location, let it sit for about 4 hours or more before starting it up again.

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  • joseph_laui May 18, 2009

    Thank you twodogs999, i've went ahead and check all wires and infact i had to replace a few, but still the same problem, i'm going to check on what mr.gostephen said, the check lite and see if they can find a code then go from there.

  • yvescayenne May 24, 2009

    the over head display indicate a temperature of 125*F, after shutting off.

  • joseph_laui May 29, 2009

    Mr Yvescayenne, my Tem never seems to go high, it stays the same or cool. I have not had the time to mess around with the Dodge, but when i can, first thing i'm going to do is check the "Check Engine" codes and see what happends from there. I'll keep you posted on what might help me might be able to help you.

  • stephen gosser May 11, 2010

    have the check engine light checked when the check engine light comes on it stores a code that will stick around for a while even if the light goes off

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It sounds like a heat related fault to me,probably under the hood.Check all plugs,make sure the connectors are clean.Use a contact cleaner if any terminals look 'dodgy'.Please excuse the lingo,I'm Australian.

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