2001 Dodge Durango

Tiny
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  • 2001 DODGE DURANGO
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
Our 2001 Dodge Durango started, almost like a low sounding tapping, like a broken fan a few days ago. Then it started getting very loud and faster when you drive. Well yesterday it broke down on us. It almost seemed like the trany gave up. What do you think?
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 5:11 PM

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Tiny
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First, is there any check engine lights on? Also, did you locate the sound of the "tapping"? There's just way too many sources/sounds for me to guess.

Also, you said your truck broke down. But you were not specific. Did the engine stop and won't start now? Did the transmission fail to engage (won't move)? If the engine doesn't start, does it turn over when you turn the key?
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Sunday, February 13th, 2011 AT 9:33 PM
Tiny
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Ok, sorry about not being more specific. The check engine light came on just before it shut off on us. We did not locate the tapping sound. It won't start now, but it does turn over. It started******** a lot on its way to stalling too.
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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 4:06 PM
Tiny
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The first step would be to have the computer scanned for codes. This will point you in the right direction, saving a lot of guessing, time and money. Keep in mind that the codes only point you in the direction and do not tell you if the part is bad. It could also be in the wiring/connector or power source.

If you need help with a certain procedure, let me know and I'll be glad to help.
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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 4:17 PM
Tiny
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So I took it to get checked out and they told me I probably need a new motor. But they thought I meant I heard a knock, but what I heard wasn't a knocking sound. It was more like something was stuck and flapping under the car. And just before it shut off it started rocking. Well now they said maybe the crankshaft, but I don't know if it's worth putting money into maybe! Any advice would help! Thanks
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 11:27 PM
Tiny
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The problem with me providing you with accurate information is I have no way of knowing if something has broken inside of your engine or an external part. If you're unsure of your mechanic's diagnosis, you could ask them to provide you with more detailed information and seek a second opinion.

If you indeed need a new motor, only you can decide what price is too high and/or if it's worth keeping your car.
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Wednesday, February 16th, 2011 AT 11:56 PM

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