Overheats

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SAMANTHA HINOJOSA
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  • 2000 DODGE DURANGO
  • 5.2L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 258,000 MILES
Over heats since I bought it. Well I have changed my water pump my thermostat, thermostat sensor, fan belt, battery and top radiator hose and cap. Well today it overheated ran out of gas and my truck shut off completely. When I try to turn it on it tries to start but does not. I press on the gas while starting it and it starts up like nothing, but when I change my gear to drive it shuts off and now I have a check engine light on. I put the blue devil head gasket sealant in it and did every step and then let it sit. I got it turned​ on two times and drove it in and out of my parking spot then I shut it off and it did not want to start again. It makes the sound like it wants to but does not and the engine shakes the whole truck. I checked my gas and I need gas but other than that what could it be? Please help.
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Friday, June 9th, 2017 AT 7:34 PM

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HMAC300
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure with a gauge auto parts rent it. We need to know the code due to check engine light. see link for fuel pressure, also try a security system reset. See links.
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-reset-a-security-system
https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-fuel-system-pressure-and-regulator
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 1:06 PM
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Hi SAMANTHA HINOJOSA,

If you decide you would like to conduct the scan yourself here is a link to an article that features written step by step instructions and pictures explaining how to do the scan yourself. Also, I have included a link to our YouTube channel with a how to video on code scanning.

This is applicable even if your check engine light is not on.

Most scanners are inexpensive to purchase, you can purchase one online from sites like Amazon.com

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/checking-a-service-engine-soon-or-check-engine-light-on-or-flashing

https://youtu.be/YV3TRZwer8k

Once you have the codes please get back to us so that we can further assist you. We are always happy to help.

Thank you for visiting 2CarPros.com.

Kindest regards,

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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 AT 3:24 PM
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SAMANTHA HINOJOSA
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I have a question I started looking at my truck. The box where my fuses are and relays. Well my vehicle is missing the radiator fan relay and it is missing transmission relay and my 02 number two relay. Is that a bad thing or what do the relays do?
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Monday, June 12th, 2017 AT 11:19 AM
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SAMANTHA HINOJOSA
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Also, I can get it to start but drive not even a mile and when I stop at a stop sign and press the gas to go it shuts off.
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Monday, June 12th, 2017 AT 11:22 AM
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The relays transfer power to the fans and transmission as well as O2 sensor. Does this truck shift at all? If the transmission relay is missing there is no power going to the transmission solenoid unless the person who owned it previously put the wrong transmission in and removed the relay so it would work. If the radiator fan relay is missing the fan will not work the truck will certainly run hot if not working or it was removed because fan is bad so it will not go on. I do not see a relay for O2 but a fuse which should be replaced. From your description I would have a mechanic seriously look at this vehicle see if the correct parts are in it and it may cure your overheating as well as some drive-ability issues. Also, if truck seems to run okay then clean throttle plate on both sides and IAC hole with choke cleaner that may stop the stalling at a stop sign.
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Monday, June 12th, 2017 AT 12:08 PM

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