how hard is it to work on a 1999 dodge durango 4wd?

Asked by Feb 04, 2013 at 04:36 PM about the 1999 Dodge Durango 4 Dr SLT 4WD SUV

Question type: General

bout to buy a dodge for the first time. i usually maintance my own cars ect.

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102,745

I don't have a Dodge but I did have a Jeep Cherokee and I found it to be easier to work on a truck than a car. The parts were heavier and cost more but there was room to get things out. The bolts were heavier and I had less problems getting them to break free. --- You've done car maintenance - check out the oil filter location, the drive shaft U joints, the brake pads, the water pump, etc - the regular stuff that might need some R&R. I ended up doing my own timing chain and clutch on the Jeep. It took a bit of doing but I got them done with basic hand tools.

5,425

No more difficult than any other car (especially those newfangled modern things like hybrids). Like with all other cars it helps to have access to some sort of maintenance manual, especially when you need to work on the electronics or need to find tightening torques. After all car maintenance is no rocket science...

305

ive got a 99 dakota its the same thing and its not to bad ive done quite a few water pumps on them and there not to bad oil filters easy to get to all that stuff aint to bad

2,915

I have had my 2002 Durango for over 6 year´s now and do most of the work on it my self and it is not that hard. I have a Haynes repair manual, here is a link for the 1998 to 1999 but some things change in 2000 and the interior in 2001 to 2003 plus the 2003 gets the rear disc brakes: http://www.haynes.com/products/productID/120 for it to make it even more easy. I also use durangoclub.com a lot very good know how in there and a good spirit as well. Good luck with it and do all the prevent things and you should be fine if it has been well taken care of before.

515

Best 4x4 for the Money ! Yes you can still work on these. Just keep in mind that sometimes its easier to remove more to work less. If you look to lift, use the re-indexed torsion keys and a Body lift. With a little trimming you can fit 35x12.5x15. The OEM rims are stronger than most aftermarket rims, KEEP THEM. The rear you will have to make special rear shackles or do a rear end flip. .... anyway LOVE my Rango and spend almost as much time fiddling with it as driving it.

2,915

With stronger axels and difs you can go to 44" tires like this one in Iceland

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