1999 Dodge Durango Overview

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1999 Dodge Durango Overview

Dodge cheated a little bit and classified their Durango as a compact SUV, even though it's closer in size to some of the full-size SUVs out there, just so they could say it's the biggest, most powerful SUV in its class.

Well, offering a 5.9-liter, 245-hp V8 engine that can tow up to 7200 pounds, it definitely is the most powerful SUV in its class, which includes the Ford Explorer. And it looks like a brute too, more truck than SUV, which makes sense, since it was based on the the Dakota pickup, which itself was based on the full-size Ram pickup. But don't be fooled by its gruff exterior. It is actually easy to maneuver, with good cornering and a sturdy frame.

In 1999, the Dodge Durango introduced a 2WD version to go along with its 4WD. In addition to the on-demand 4WD, you could pay extra for a 4WD that worked on dry pavement. Also new in the 1999 Durango is another engine choice, the 3.9-liter, 175-hp V6. A retooled overhead console and dash controls on the steering wheel were added to the interior. All models came standard with power windows and locks, tilt steering, cruise control, rear climate control, and the inevitable nine cupholders.

You'll make friends quickly with your local repairman, say Durango owners, who complain about problems with the transmission, ball joints, and brakes. You'll also make friends with your local gas pump, as the mileage, like in any SUV, stinks. Still, most owners rate their Durangos highly, because of its beefy look, storage capacity, spacious interior, the comfortable third-row seating, and its easy handling.

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    99 Durango Security System Stuff Off

    We lost the only Key fab. Bought new ones, had a locksmith try to program, no go. Towed to local repair shop repair, they searched for "ctm" found used one 56021385af, module still won't work! Not com...

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    Runs good but will cut off sometimes changed the ide air sensor tune up oil change

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    It's About A Transmission For A 99 Dodge Durango 318 5.2 Liter 4×2 Rear Whe...

    Theirs a cable to the transmission that hooks to the side of it that I found disconnected would that make my transmission not go into gear or should I drop the pan check the sencers or how would I ...

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    Battery Drain

    i have a 99 durango, the battery keeps getting drained i got a new interstate battery and put that in when that didnt help i got a new alternator woke up the next morning and it was deader than a door...

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    How Do I Find Out What 5208cc And 5211cc Means

    I have a 1999 durango and im lookimg for injectors and there asking me for the option on 5.2 motor is it the 5208cc or the 5211cc where do i find this

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