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Question for a mechanic... My parents have a 2000 Dodge Durango, and it broke down acouple of weeks ago. They took to this mechanic, and he said that the vehicle is missing its "brain"?. My parents said that the mechanic opend the motor already and try all the cables, but he said nothing much he can do with out the "brain". Well they were driving the vehicle pretty much with out water, and it started to shake funny. They took it to the mechanic the same day, he suppostly fixed it. Later the day they took it back and they were driving it it broke down again. Theres something else but he doenst know what it is, and he needs the brain to run it thru the computer... Hes been fixing this vehicle for like around three weeks.

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Most of your Durango shifting probs are caused by three things - TSP is very common, 2nd, the Camshaft Position sensor, and last the Crankshaft Position sensor--all about $23.00 each -- cheap and easy fixes if they work, if not -- you have some serious and costly problem

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We changed the trasmission in our 2000 Dodge Durango and now it will shift into drive and when you slow down and go to speed up it will not shift into drive again. You let it set for around 1/2 hour it will shift into drive. What will cause this. We cleared the codes and a code comes up sensor for governor has limited power will this cause the problem with the trasmission. And if so where is this sensor located?

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I THINK THERES A POSSIBLE CHANCE THIS GUY MAY BE YANKING U AND YOUR FAMILY AROUND. I WOULD DEFINITELY GET A SECOND OPINION FROM A REPITABLE MECHANIC

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Durango new fan belt making some funny noises...

Pop the hood and take the belt off. inspect every pulley (grab and spin every pulley except the crank pulley). Try to listen for grinding or clicking. If any of them do it it is probably defective. They should all spin smooth. Also take a look at the belt tensioner, with the ratchet or wrench, the spring should compress with adequate resistance but it shouldn't feel like its seizing up. Good luck.

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SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Stratus SE with 39,000 miles on it. Stalls when put in reverse and does not re-start for days to weeks later. Already replaced fuel pump and computer 8 months ago and now the car is doing

I agree with the CPK crank sensor; you can ohm it out to see if its good or not. Another thing that I have seen cause this is the shift interlock switch or sometimes called the safety interlock switch when they get old and tired they can stick and cause the car to not start. Some electronics cleaner may buy you some time if that the problem. One more thing to look at is the fuel filter and fuel pressure at the rail.....I am guessing that was already done with the fuel pump replacement though. Try this when the car won't start; turn the ignition key on to the point when all of the dash lights come on but don't turn the motor over, listen for a 2-3 second humming sound. That sound is the fuel pump coming on. Now roll the key to off and then back to the point where you can here the pump come on again but, don't crank the motor yet........Do this with the key 5 times with 2-3 seconds between turns. on the fifth try crank the engine and see if she starts. If she does you have a failing fuel pump, a dirty fuel filter or a bleed at your fuel rail. If she still doesn't start look at the CPK. Do you have any CEL or check engine lights on? Should have asked that first, sorry. Good luck and post again if you can't get her figured out.

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