2000 Dodge Durango Overheating and Smoking

Asked by Jun 08, 2016 at 04:17 PM about the 2000 Dodge Durango SLT

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 2000 Dodge Durango is smoking and overheating. Added water to coolant
tank and checked hoses and fluids. Let sit for a while cooled off and then
when I drove again started rattling and smoking again.

2 Answers


Sounds like a blown headgasket, not only into the coolant but also between cylinders, thus the rattling, don't drive it as you could damage the engine severely if you haven't already done so.

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As Tennisshoes said that is definitely your problem the other option for the rattling could be a lack of oil has destroyed the bearings or the oil has become so thin from the antifreeze/water that it no longer can provide a buffer between the rotating metal surfaces in the engine and has caused major damage.

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