2002 Dodge Durango Overview

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2002 Dodge Durango Overview

Whether you call it an SUV or a truck (it's based on the Dodge Dakota and shares many features), the Dodge Durango easily makes the switch from transporting cargo to transporting your kid's soccer pals.

Joining the Sport, SLT, SLT Plus, and R/T trims in 2002 is the new SXT, featuring graphite trim, 16-inch wheels, and a roof rack. The 4.7-liter, V6, 235-hp engine comes standard with all models, 2WD and 4WD, while the 5.9-liter V8, 245-hp engine comes standard with the R/T and is an option in SLT models.

Mid-year 2002 saw a new 5-speed automatic transmission that came standard in the 4.7 V8, with the promise of improving the fuel efficiency, which really isn't saying much for an SUV as big as the Dodge Durango, which is rated at 14/19 mpg. Listening to consumers, or simply aware of its poor safety ratings, the 2002 Dodge Durango enhanced its safety features by adding curtain-side airbags for the front and second row seats. A dealer-installed DVD system was also available.

Most Dodge owners love the lines of the Durango and the engine power, that makes hauling loads easy and fast. The handling gets high marks, especially around curves and in poor road conditions. But that pesky repair record and low fuel economy are big disappointments for owners.

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    Engine Swaps

    Want to pull existing 4.7 and drop in whatever bigger motor with my existing tranny and what upgrades are available for said motor?

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    2002 Dodge Durango

    We have changed the fuel pump and fuel sencer and still will crank and shut back off. Will crank only once in a while. What else do we need to check for relays r working we believe.

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    Horn Won`t Work Dodge Durango 2002

    horn won`t work and window right front passenger side does not work what could cause this problem

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    Tcase Swap

    Of I have a 2002 Dodge Durango 5.9 L full-time all- wheel drive with a nv271 t case will a nv241or 242 out of a Dodge Dakota 4.7 L case bolt up and work properly with my transmission and computer?

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    Replaced my ECM and crankshaft position sensor. Even made sure I ordered same ECM that was on durango by giving serial number when I ordered it. But still won't start. Will roll over but nothin...

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