Question about 2001 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

Had a funny smell coming through ac while driving..pulled over it was smoking a little..coming from radiator fan area. is not running hot but im almost positive i need a radiator fan assembly.do you agree?

Posted by on

  • Obertelli
    Obertelli Sep 30, 2010

    Was it smoke or was it steam that you saw? What did it smell like?

  • lala Sep 30, 2010

    no it wasnt a sweet smell more like burnt plastic.but have left it idleing and motor doesnt seem to kick on

×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

Sweet smell? if so it was anti freeze you may have a leak

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

  • lala Sep 30, 2010

    no it wasnt a sweet smell more like burnt plastic.but have left it idleing and motor doesnt seem to kick on.

×

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

3 Answers

2004 hyundai elantra.. car had coolant leak the other day and temp gauge went past red lines. Leaking out the passenger side front of car, round piece with hole in it.. bf put stopleak in it and filled...


Let's go over a list of things here and get everything organized. Most cars have an "open" coolant system, meaning that if it gets too hot (thus increasing the pressure inside the coolant system), the reservoir or radiator cap will open up and allow that pressure to release, or the coolant to expel - which would cause you to spill coolant.

After it cooled down, you were able to drive it for 70 miles - presumably on the highway/interstate/freeway, or another road that may not have a whole lot of stopping.

Then you started driving in town, most likely with stoplights or stop signs. The car overheated then and you weren't able to get it restarted (which is normal and is a safety feature on a lot of cars).

Fluids are good, the fan is kicking on, and the belts haven't broken.

Okay, so you actually did a pretty good job narrowing this down (assuming I didn't miss anything). The car is doing it's overheating when you're in stop and go traffic, with low airflow. If you are running your air conditioning, try turning it off and see if that keeps you from overheating (assuming the car starts now). If it does, then chances are your fan isn't kicking into high-speed. On some vehicles, you have two fans, on others you only have one. If you have two fans, one will only kick on when the AC is running. If you have one fan, it should have two speeds. A low-speed for simply cooling the engine, and a high-speed for when the AC is running.

If you don't overheat when the AC is running, check your relay box under the hood and search for a relay that should be labeled something along the lines of "Fan 2", "Fan High", "Fan AUX", or "Fan AC". If you find one, replace it or try switching it with another relay. Good luck!

Jun 02, 2014 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car running hot when idle


The most common reason for running hot at idle is the radiator fan is not running or pulling enough air thru the radiator. If you have a fan for the engine and one for the ac, the engine fan may not be working.
The radiator fan should come on when the coolant reaches 220 degrees. The computer sends a signal to the fan relay.

May 15, 2013 | 2004 Buick Century

2 Answers

After changing thermosat car is now smoking a lillte from the driver side radiator area


Smoking where.? tail pipe end.?
over heats, when, moving at 60mph
or only stopped.?
if that smoke is during a hot running motor, and is steam
the head gasket blew (or worse)
oil smoke burnt lingers a long time, steam goes away fast like tea pot.
smoke smells like burned oil, steam smells disgusting sweet due to
the coolant is 1/2 Glycol.
over heating has many reasons.
only stopped?, bad rad, bad pump, bad stat, bad fan clutch.(or elect fan)
fails to over heat moving, usually is bad fan (action)
steam at tail is coolant burning.

Mar 21, 2013 | 1992 Geo Storm

1 Answer

Smoke coming from the hood check engine light


Someone else's code may not help you as the light could come on for a number of reasons. Smoke under your hood could be due to a leak or leaks such as oil, coolant, power steering fluid and so on and as the engine gets hot the fluids will burn off on the hot engine or exhaust causing it to smoke. The smell when you turn the heat on could be because your heater core is leaking. This would be accompanied with low coolant levels, overheating and low heat especially at idle also the carpet may be wet. If your vehicle is equipped with a cabin air filter the smell could also come from there as leaves and other debris and sometimes even rodents can get in there. Also if you don't allow you evaporator to dry by shutting off the ac but letting the fan run for a couple of minutes the water on the evaporator can cause mold and mildew to grow giving you a funny smell as well. Hope this helps.

Feb 03, 2013 | 1998 Pontiac Sunfire

1 Answer

My 2003 mazda mpv runs hot when the ac is on


Should be 2 radiator fans that come on when AC is turned on,check coolant fan switch or relay, check fans themselves to see if come on and turning fast enough to cool radiator fins. Is it sitting still or when driving running hot? get back with me.

Jun 24, 2011 | 2003 Mazda MPV

1 Answer

Odd 2001 Dodge Intrepid symptoms


You either have a thermostat or water pump problem. car is getting hot. Check to make sure you have no water leaks on the hoses or radiator. to check the thermostat,run the engine for awhile to get it hot and touch the upper radiator hose to see if it is hot . If so then the thermostat is working and the problem would be the water pump. hope this will help you.

May 12, 2010 | 2001 Dodge Intrepid

2 Answers

Driving in very hot weather, stopped at light,


you may have blown the head gasket.
or
check the coolant level,is it low?
if it is ok,check the fan switch on the radiator,change the thermostat,and check that the fan is working.
the fan has to work,saab engines run very hot.
there is a after run fan switch as well that measures engine compartment temperature,and can start the fan even with the car off,so be careful.

Sep 06, 2009 | 1995 Saab 900

2 Answers

2002 civic ex overheating


with your description it sounds like your fans are not coming on, also sounds like the problem was never solved, sounds like you threw a lot of money at your problem also... check to see if the fans are coming on at the right times, seems like a n air movement over the radiator since you say it only gets hot in stop and go traffic... well when your driving at a constant highway speed guess what you have air movement through the radiator... check also a clogged ac condensor with bugs, pressure wash it out so the air can pass through it easily... please rate my help thanks

Aug 06, 2009 | 2003 Honda Civic

1 Answer

I have a 1994 es 300 and my car keeps running hot when the AC is on. It only runs hot when im in town, when im on the highway or in the country it doesnt. my dad replace everything just about! and it still...


turn on ac and see if fans come on ,,see if fans or fan kicks into high after a little while ,look for reason why fans or fans do not run with ac on they have to run ,relay? or high side switch check preasures on ac ,low side and high,high side may be to high for fans or fan to cool down ,,ac problem or to much freon,,,radiator new?

Jul 03, 2009 | 1995 Lexus ES 300

1 Answer

Overheating


If worse comes to worse, hard wire the fan to a toggle switch and mount the switch somewhere in the car that is easy for you to access. That way when you're driving down the road and you notice your temp starting to get a little high, flip the switch and let it run as long as you need it to.

Jun 18, 2008 | 2000 Ford Focus

Not finding what you are looking for?
2001 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

121 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75077 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22095 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7768 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...