Question about 2000 Dodge Durango

Open Question

I have a 2000 Durango SLT 5.9 with a nv231 transfer case and a manual slider for the 4wd hi, Neutral, 2WD, and 4WD low selection. I cannot get the 4WD hi to engage even when stopped and in neutral. It makes a grinding sound when you try to push the slider forward. I can still get the truck into 4WD low and 2WD works fine. I can't understand how 4WD low works and 4WD hi doesn't. Is there something in the NV231 that syncronizes the front axle speed to engage it in 4WD hi. Thanks Dave

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

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

  • 1118 Answers

SOURCE: How to activate 4wd hi/low on 2000 dodge durango slt

If its in 4 wheel drive you should feel it in the steering especily when you are turning while moving. Also if its in 4 low it will shift trans gears fast. Also try backing the vehickel up and see if the light comes on.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

  • 4044 Answers

SOURCE: location of oxygen sensor for 2000 dodge durango

There are 2. One is located above the catalytic converter most likely near the exhaust manifold where it attaches to the head. the second and most common one I have found to go bad is the down flow sensor located after the catalytic converter before the muffler on the underside.

Posted on Oct 19, 2009

  • 1206 Answers

SOURCE: 2001 Dodge Durango 4WD - 4WD Problem I

i would recomend you go to salvage yard and purchase a used one,that is to factory spec,you can even get one online under used car parts, there is a reason the manufacturer builds them the way they do.

Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Testimonial: "Thanks, I'll do that."

  • 1348 Answers

SOURCE: How do you use 4WD on a 1999 dodge durango?

there are 2 systems.
one is a part time system only.the 4x4 locks and is for ice mud and snow.Driving full time will damage the transfer case.The other system is a full time system and the selector says 2wd,4wd part time ,4wd full time and 4 lo. if in full time,it can be driven all the time even on dry roads.The full time is really an all wheel drive system.
the 4low is a very low gear and the main shifter has to be put in neutral and then the transfer case put in 4 low.attempting to put it in 4 low while in "drive" will make a gear grinding noise.
getting out of 4 low is the opposite.shifter to neutral and then put it in 2wd and then in drive.The newer durango has an electronic transfer case with a dial on the dash.The 2002 was available with 2wd,4wd,awd and 4 lo on a switch.The 1999 has the lever on the floor .

Posted on Feb 12, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank You, was very helpful!"

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 2000 Dodge Durango stuck in 4WD

Did you ever figure it out? I'm having the exact same problem.

Posted on Oct 03, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2002 ford ranger - Where is the 4x4 actuator located


On the transfer case
Transfer Case - Electronic Shift
The four-wheel drive electronic shift-on-the-fly feature electrically shifts the vehicle transfer case between 2WD, 4WD HIGH, and 4WD LOW. The system mode is selected by the operator through the mode select switch (MSS) on the instrument panel. The operator is informed which mode the system is in by two instrument cluster indicators: one for 4WD HIGH which appears as 4WD, and one for 4WD LOW, which appears as 4WD LOW. Shifts into 4WD HIGH can be made at any speed. When shifting into 4WD HIGH with the vehicle stationary, tooth blockage may occur preventing shift completion. When the vehicle is driven above 8 km/h (5 mph) the shift will complete. When shifting in or out of 4WD LOW, the four-wheel drive (4WD) control module requires that the vehicle speed be less than 5 km/h (3 mph), the brake pedal be applied, and the transmission be in NEUTRAL (automatic transmission) or the clutch pedal be depressed (manual transmission).
The gearmotor encoder assembly is mounted externally on the transfer case. It drives a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork within the transfer case between the 4WD HIGH, 4WD LOW, and 2WD range positions.
The four-wheel drive (4WD) control module controls the gearmotor encoder assembly that shifts between 4WD HIGH, 4WD LOW, and 2WD modes.

Mar 17, 2017 | Ford Cars & Trucks

4 Answers

I put 2014 rims on my 2010. Tire pressure issues. screen on the dash is showing psi's blank. how do I reset? I assume these 2014 rims would have stock sensors in them, and there basically brand new.


Notice that the 2010 is listed, but not the 2014

Dodge

2014Challenger
2014Charger AWD 2014Charger RWD 2014Durango 2014Grand Caravan 2014Journey 2013Challenger 2013Charger AWD 2013Charger RWD 2013Durango 2013Grand Caravan 2013Journey 2012Challenger 2012Charger AWD 2012Charger RWD 2012Durango 2012Grand Caravan 2012Journey 2011Challenger 2011Charger 2011Durango 2011Grand Caravan 2011Journey 2011Ram 1500 Big Horn 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Big Horn 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Lone Star 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Lone Star 4wd 2011Ram 1500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 1500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 1500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 1500 ST 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Sport 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Sport 4wd 2011Ram 2500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 2500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 2500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 2500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 2500 ST 4wd 2011Ram 3500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 3500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 3500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 3500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 3500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 3500 ST 4wd 2010Challenger 2010Charger 2010Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 1500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 1500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 1500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 1500 ST 4wd 2010Ram 1500 Sport 2wd 2010Ram 1500 Sport 4wd 2010Ram 1500 TRX 2wd 2010Ram 1500 TRX4-Off Road 4wd 2010Ram 2500 Laramie 2wd 2010Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4wd 2010Ram 2500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 2500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 2500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 2500 ST 4wd 2010Ram 3500 Laramie 2wd 2010Ram 3500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 3500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 3500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 3500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 3500 ST 4wd

Dodge

2014Challenger
2014Charger AWD 2014Charger RWD 2014Durango 2014Grand Caravan 2014Journey 2013Challenger 2013Charger AWD 2013Charger RWD 2013Durango 2013Grand Caravan 2013Journey 2012Challenger 2012Charger AWD 2012Charger RWD 2012Durango 2012Grand Caravan 2012Journey 2011Challenger 2011Charger 2011Durango 2011Grand Caravan 2011Journey 2011Ram 1500 Big Horn 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Big Horn 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Lone Star 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Lone Star 4wd 2011Ram 1500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 1500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 1500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 1500 ST 4wd 2011Ram 1500 Sport 2wd 2011Ram 1500 Sport 4wd 2011Ram 2500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 2500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 2500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 2500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 2500 ST 4wd 2011Ram 3500 Laramie 2wd 2011Ram 3500 Laramie 4wd 2011Ram 3500 SLT 2wd 2011Ram 3500 SLT 4wd 2011Ram 3500 ST 2wd 2011Ram 3500 ST 4wd 2010Challenger 2010Charger 2010Ram 1500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 1500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 1500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 1500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 1500 ST 4wd 2010Ram 1500 Sport 2wd 2010Ram 1500 Sport 4wd 2010Ram 1500 TRX 2wd 2010Ram 1500 TRX4-Off Road 4wd 2010Ram 2500 Laramie 2wd 2010Ram 2500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 2500 Power Wagon 4wd 2010Ram 2500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 2500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 2500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 2500 ST 4wd 2010Ram 3500 Laramie 2wd 2010Ram 3500 Laramie 4wd 2010Ram 3500 SLT 2wd 2010Ram 3500 SLT 4wd 2010Ram 3500 ST 2wd 2010Ram 3500 ST 4wd

How To Reset Your Tire Light - YouTube

2q==? 0:41 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1GP2_qzizE
  1. Similar
Mar 1, 2011 - Uploaded by Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram SRT Garden City Jeep Chrysler Dodge Ram SRT ... Tire Air Pressure Sensor - What is It - TPMS Warning Light ...

2011 Ram 1500/2500/3500 Tire Pressure Monitoring System - YouTube

2q==? 3:49 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDxde0PKgfY
  1. Similar
May 9, 2011 - Uploaded by Ram Trucks Outlining the tire pressure symbol and maintenance tips.

How to Turn off the TPMS light - Dodge Owner Forums

www.dodgeownerforums.com > ... > Dodge Trucks > 3rd Gen Rams
  1. Cached
  2. Similar
Jul 2, 2010 - 15 posts - ‎9 authors My brother just got a 2008 1500 and the TPMS light is on. The dealer ... Does any one know how to reset the TPMS so that the light will turn off? Logged .... Quote from: dragonslayer169 on July 03, 2010, 08:14:37 am. Awesome ..... I have having a TPS issue on the new Ram that is ticking me off. I plan to try ...

TPMS Relearn / Reset procedures - TPMSDirect Takes the Headache ...

www.tpmsdirect.com/TPMS_Reset_Procedure_Chrysler_Dodge...Ram.../707.htm
  1. Cached
  2. Similar
TPMS Programming instructions for Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Fiat, Ram, and ... Schrader 20398 TPMS Relearn / Reset Procedure for Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep, ... 2010 300 Touring. 2010 300C. Dodge 2014 Challenger. 2014 Charger AWD.

Reset low tire pressure warning? - DODGE RAM FORUM - Dodge Truck ...

www.ramforum.com > ... > 4th Gen : 2009 - Present > Exterior
  1. Cached
  2. Similar
Dec 11, 2013 - 10 posts - ‎3 authors So my low tire pressure warning goes off because it says the right front tire is low. ... It should reset, it may take a cycle or two but unless you need a new sensor it should be ok. ... It was automatic on my truck and it's a 2010.
put-2014-rims-2010-tire-pressure-atpwuitlrih2mybimxbaxrao-4-0.jpg


May 23, 2016 | Dodge Ram 1500 Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

How is four wheel drive used on a 1999 durango


Hi Ralph.

I do not own a Durango, but have owned many 4WD vehicles and can offer tips for proper usage.

The "L" and "H" after the 4 and 2 stand for "Low" and "High" ranges. The 2 and 4 stand for the number of wheels that can receive power from the engine and transmission. Most 4WD vehicles only provide power to 1 wheel on each axle (front at rear for a total of just 2 wheels powered) at any given time (but for purposes of discussion, we'll call it 2WD & 4WD, as advertised).

Generally, "2WD" is only offered as a High range and is the same as a "normal" 2WD car or truck. I haven't seen a car or small truck that offers 2L (but I haven't seen a Durango - so I don't know), but generally 2WD traction can be increased easily enough by simply shifting the transmission to a lower gear (From "D" to "2" or "2" to "1", etc.).

4WD is designed to provide additional traction whenever 2WD isn't sufficient. This can be when surfaces are slippery such as sand, mud, snow and ice or, when pulling a heavy load such as a trailer and tires are not gripping the surface well. Shifting from 2WD to 4WD High will provide more traction at the same tire speed. Maximum power from the engine does not come at low RPMs, so in order to get more pulling power from the engine with out increasing speed (or spinning tires), the transmission should shifted into a lower gear. This is especially helpful when pulling a trailer up a wet incline, etc. If 4WD High in 1st gear is still allowing tires to spin or not providing enough pulling power, then shifting the transfer case from 4WD High to 4WD Low will allow the engine speed to increase (providing more power) without increasing the speed of the wheels (reducing the chances of spinning tires).

4WD should never be used while operating on dry pavement. Since tires wear at different rates, and turning left or right slows the inside tire and speeds up the outside tire when compared to the rear tires, a certain amount of slip is required. Wet surfaces provide this necessary amount of slip - as does sand, mud, snow, ice, dirt, gravel, etc. You should take the time to see how each selection of High and Low affects engine speed and vehicle speed and how the surface and any trailer further changes traction. With a little experimentation, you'll see how it works and be able to choose the right range with little thought.

Don't forget to have the transfer case & front differential fluids checked and changed as per the manual. Neglecting this simple service intervals can leave you stranded when you need 4WD and can be very expensive to repair.

I hope this helps & good luck!

Aug 24, 2012 | 1999 Dodge Durango

1 Answer

How do I turn 4wd on?


    • 1 Start your Dodge truck's engine.
    • 2 Turn the electronic transfer case from "2WD" to "4WD Lock" to engage the high range 4WD, if the dodge truck is equipped with an electronic transfer case; otherwise, shift the transfer case lever from "2H" to "4H." The electronic transfer case is located on the instrument panel and is marked with "2WD," "4WD Lock" and 4WD Low." The lever-equipped transfer case is located to the right of your leg and is marked with "2H," "4H" and "4L."
    • 3 Shift the transmission into "Neutral" while the vehicle is either stopped or rolling at 2 to 3 mph to begin engaging in the low range 4WD. Turn the electronic transfer case to "4WD Low," if the Dodge truck is equipped with an electronic transfer case; otherwise, shift the transfer case lever from "2H" or "4H" to "4L."
    Tips & Warnings
    • Indicator lights will come on and alert you that your vehicle is in either the high or low range of 4WD.
    • Do not engage in the low range of 4WD drive if the transmission is in gear; you must shift to "Neutral" first.
    • Many Dodge trucks allow you to shift from 2-wheel drive to the high range of 4WD at up to 55 mph--consult your truck's manual to ensure that this is possible. Do not exceed 55 mph while engaged in the high range of 4WD. Do not exceed 25 mph while engaged in the low range of 4WD.
    • Do not engage in 4WD unless you are on slipper or rocky roads.

Sep 02, 2011 | 2005 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

How do I know if my 4WD is working overtime in my vehicle? Everyone keeps telling me to drive in 2WD while riding in the city but I don't see an option for 2WD, My gear shift only reads: 4WD hi, Neutral,...


The transfer case in your Jeep has what's called a viscous coupler inside of it. Though you physically put it in 4 high, it does not operate the front wheels unless the rear wheels begin to slip. Therefore, driving on dry roads, you actually are only using the two rear wheels.
On direct engagement transfer cases, you would need to physically select 4wd. Those shouldn't be driven on dry roads extensively.
So, your friends are correct, pertaining to most 4x4"s but not yours (I don't know for sure if any other 4x4's use that system except for Land Rover).
One thing you need to know about yours is that you MUST always have the same exact tires on all four corners.... Size, brand and age. (rolling circumference) If you don't it will fool the transfer case into thinking a wheel is slipping and that will cause the coupler to fail, because it will stay engaged when it's not needed and overheat.
4 low is only used when in very deep snow or pulling a heavy load. Max speed in 4 low is about 15mph.

Feb 15, 2011 | 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee

3 Answers

How do you use 4WD on a 1999 dodge durango?


there are 2 systems.
one is a part time system only.the 4x4 locks and is for ice mud and snow.Driving full time will damage the transfer case.The other system is a full time system and the selector says 2wd,4wd part time ,4wd full time and 4 lo. if in full time,it can be driven all the time even on dry roads.The full time is really an all wheel drive system.
the 4low is a very low gear and the main shifter has to be put in neutral and then the transfer case put in 4 low.attempting to put it in 4 low while in "drive" will make a gear grinding noise.
getting out of 4 low is the opposite.shifter to neutral and then put it in 2wd and then in drive.The newer durango has an electronic transfer case with a dial on the dash.The 2002 was available with 2wd,4wd,awd and 4 lo on a switch.The 1999 has the lever on the floor .

Feb 12, 2010 | 1999 Dodge Durango

2 Answers

4wd does not work


Electronic Shift On the Fly (ESOF) Operation
The ESOF system is an electronic shift 4x4 system that allows the operator to choose between two different 4x4 modes as well as 2-wheel drive. The operator can switch between 2WD and 4WD HIGH mode at speed. To engage or disengage LOW Range, the vehicle speed must be less than 5 kph, the brake depressed, and the transmission must be in NEUTRAL.

The transfer case is equipped with an electromagnetic clutch which is located inside the case. This clutch is used to spin up the front drive-line when shifting from 2WD to 4x4 High mode at speed. When the control switch on the instrument panel is turned, the generic electronic module (GEM) recognizes that a shift has been requested and activates the electromagnetic clutch and the relays which power the transfer case shift motor. When the shift motor reaches the desired position as determined by the contact plate position inputs to the GEM, power to the shift relays and motors will be removed. When the transfer case front and rear output shafts are synchronized, the spring loaded lockup collar mechanically engages the main-shaft hub to the drive sprocket. Finally, the front axle collar is engaged and the electromagnetic clutch is deactivated.

Shift Between 2WD and 4x4 HIGH:
Shifts between 2WD and 4x4 HIGH can be made at speed. Listed below are the inputs and outputs needed by the GEM to execute a change between any of these modes.

Feature Inputs:
*4WD Mode Switch (Various resistances).
*Contact Plate Position Inputs A, B, C, D (grounded when closed, open circuit when open).

Feature Outputs:
*4x4 Shift Motor Relay Outputs
*Transfer Case Clutch Relay (grounded when relay is on, open circuit when relay is off).
*4x2/4x4 Vacuum Solenoid (grounded when activated, open circuit when deactivated).
*Cluster Indicators (ground when activated, open circuit when deactivated).

Shifting Into/Out of 4WD LOW:
When shifting into or out of 4WD LOW, the GEM requires that the vehicle speed be less than 5 kph, the brake is applied, and the transmission is in NEUTRAL.

Feature Inputs:
*4WD Mode Switch (Various resistances).
*Contact Plate Position Inputs A, B, C, D (grounded when closed, open circuit when open).
*VSS Sensor (Sinusoid Signal: 0.7V-20V, 2.2 Hz/mph).
Brake Input (battery voltage when brake is depress, open circuit when not activated).
*Transmission Range Sensor (grounded when transmission is in NEUTRAL, open circuit otherwise).
8Start/Clutch Depressed Input

Feature Outputs:
*4x4 Shift Motor Relay Outputs
*4x2/4x4 Vacuum Solenoid (grounded when activated, open circuit when deactivated).
*Cluster Indicators (grounded when activated, open circuit when deactivated).

4WD Mode Switch
A rotary switch allows the vehicle operator to choose between 2WD, 4WD HIGH, and 4WD LOW modes of 4x4 operation.

GEM Module
The Generic Electronic Module (GEM) controls the operation of the 4x4 system

Vehicle Speed Sensor
The vehicle speed sensor (VSS), mounted in the rear of the transfer case, informs the GEM of the vehicle speed.

Transfer Case Shift Motor Sense Plates

The shift motor sense plate, an integral part of the electric shift motor, informs the GEM to the positions of the transfer case

Transmission Range Sensor
Located on the left side of the transmission, this sensor informs the GEM when the transmission is in the NEUTRAL position.

Electric Shift Motor
The electric shift motor, mounted externally at the rear of the transfer case, drives a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork within the transfer case to select between the 2WD, 4WD HIGH, and 4WD LOW positions.

4x4/4x2 Vacuum Solenoids
These two solenoids are attached to the upper RH side of the engine compartment dash, and alternately route vacuum to the vacuum motor which engages/disengages the center axle disconnect collar in the front axle assembly.

4x4 Shift Motor Relay
A module containing two relays which under the control of the GEM, shift the transfer case shift motor between the 2WD, 4WD HIGH, and 4WD LOW modes.

Transfer Case Clutch Relay
An electromechanical relay is used to activate the transfer case clutch within the transfer case.

Good luck and hope this helps,but start with the simple and check the fuses and wire harness. Both white/light blue stripe wires should have 12V in run. The GEM will ground the left side (closest to engine) solenoid to disengage the front axle. It will ground the the right side solenoid (closest to fender) to engage the front axle. If the GEM doesn't see Neutral it will not let the truck come out of 4Lo. If the GEM had water leaking on it it may well be the root of the problem. The shift motor only has power when the GEM sends it a signal to move the shift lever. Once the shift is completed the motor shuts off. There are 2 wires that control the shift motor. A yellow and an orange. The GEM alternates between 12v and Ground to these wires to control which way the motor turns. The GEM uses the transfer case shift relay module to control the power to the motor. There are contact plates inside the shift motor assembly that indicate the position that the shift lever is in. This is what the GEM used to know what the T-case is doing. Any one of these components can fail.







Jan 10, 2010 | 2002 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

1996 ford explorer 4wheel drive will not engage into the hubs need to know how it works


make sure your 4WD switch is working.and fuse is okay.because your 4WD is control by 4 electric shift motors in which drive a rotary cam which moves the mode fork and range fork inside the transfer case to select between 2WD HIGH A4WD - 4WD HIGH AND 4WD LOW RANGE.a shift motor sensing plate on the shift motor monitors the range in which the transfer case is operating a transmission range sensor monitors the gear position of the transmission.which must be in neutral to shift into low.a pair of solenoids one for 2WD one for 4WD.mounted on the upper right firewall route vacuum to the vacuum motor which engages and disengages the center axle disconnect collar in the front axle assembly.a 4 x 4 shift motor relay module contains two GEM controlled relays which shift the transfer case shift motor between 2WD and 4WD modes.a solid state clutch relay activates the A4WDclutch inside the transfer case.

Dec 13, 2009 | 1996 Ford Explorer

3 Answers

How to activate 4wd hi/low on 2000 dodge durango slt


You need to get under the suv, there is a linkage under there that has 2 grommets. They dry rot and then fall out. Once that has happened the 2 pins that hold it together give way and the link is broken. If all you need are those 4 parts its $12 at the dealer. If you also need the adjustable metal linkage that joins the shifter to the transfer case you will have to order that too, sometimes it falls off when one end gets loose. It will swing around and hit the drive shaft and get yanked off. If you need more detail let me know.

Mar 28, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Durango

Not finding what you are looking for?
2000 Dodge Durango Logo

Related Topics:

117 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75797 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22114 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8140 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...