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post #1 of 17 Old 11-17-2011, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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99 Durango will not stay running.

Hey all. I have a 99 Durango 5.2 with 131xxx miles. Anyways I just tried to start it up today, turns over, and shuts off. it can stay running when I give it gas, it just won't stay running. I figure its something in the fuel delivery area, and my dad thinks its the fuel filter. I'll agree with him as he knows more about cars than I do. Anyways, all help is appreciated. Always had good success with this site, and am hoping for more. Thanks.

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post #2 of 17 Old 11-18-2011, 12:02 AM
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try the throttle postition sensor, also the fuel system would be plausable, but it wouldnt give fuel pressure then cut it off. Could be the fuel filter....has it been changed since yo got the truck

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If it runs when you give it gas, but not without - I'd start by cleaning (or likely replacing) the AIC.

On my 3.9, it did exactly the same. Turned over, started, died. Repeat. But, if I gave it ever so slightly a bit of gas, it would run fine.

~$35 later from AutoZone, I had a new AIC; and no more issues.
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@Big_Texxan - For the 4 years, and almost 50k I have put it on it, no, the filter has not been changed.
@emjohn4 - Do you mean the IAC? I can check that, but the TPS, well, going off my Haynes book, I don't have a voltage reader to check that. I will try that IAC, then report back with what happens. If you would like a video to give a better idea of what it is doing, I can do that also.

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@Big_Texxan - For the 4 years, and almost 50k I have put it on it, no, the filter has not been changed.
@emjohn4 - Do you mean the IAC? I can check that, but the TPS, well, going off my Haynes book, I don't have a voltage reader to check that. I will try that IAC, then report back with what happens. If you would like a video to give a better idea of what it is doing, I can do that also.
Yup. IAC = Idle Air Control; sorry, my fingers move at a difference pace than my mind does sometimes.
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Yup. IAC = Idle Air Control; sorry, my fingers move at a difference pace than my mind does sometimes.
HA, no worries. Found it, cleaned it as best I could. Started up fine, of course after sitting for maybe 2 and a half hours, gave it gas, up to 2k rpm, let off, it died.

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HA, no worries. Found it, cleaned it as best I could. Started up fine, of course after sitting for maybe 2 and a half hours, gave it gas, up to 2k rpm, let off, it died.
Sounds like it went bad to me, then. Mine was the same...one day, fine, next; won't idle at all. It would always fire right back up, and die.

You could also check your fuel pressure; but I don't think that would be the cause; since it cranks and fires up fine.

If you have an extra vehicle, the IAC is pretty cheap at Rockauto; but if you need one now; they are still pretty affordable at autozone/checkers/ etc.
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My 99 Dakota 5.2 was doing the same exact thing earlier tonight. I would start in and hold the throttle at about 1000 rpm's putting it up to 3000 every now and then. It was sounding like I wasn't getting any sound out of the exhaust either. I did that for about 30 minutes and right when I was about to give up, I let my foot off the gas and my exhaust sound went back to normal and it stay running. I let it run a while and I haven't tried starting it again, but I'm hoping it was just something to do with the sudden cold weather and the fact that I hadn't started it for about 3 days. hope this helps.
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IAC was the culprit. Replaced it and everything runs fine now. Infact, it almost seems like its sucking in more air now. My CAI was pretty loud after the replacement haha. Thanks for the help emjohn. I'm glad it wasn't something more serious.

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Glad you got it figured out. I don't know if durangos from that period were different, but dakota's didn't have a replaceable fuel filter. Just the sock filter in the tank. So for future reference of other people finding this thread just remember that.

Normal causes for starting and running while giving it some throttle are a dirty IAC like in this case and sometimes just a loose battery terminal or ground cable (has enough power to crank over but not a stable enough voltage for the PCM to stay "happy."

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IAC was the culprit. Replaced it and everything runs fine now. Infact, it almost seems like its sucking in more air now. My CAI was pretty loud after the replacement haha. Thanks for the help emjohn. I'm glad it wasn't something more serious.
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No fuel filters on the Durango either, just the "sock" attached to the pump.

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I have a 99 Durango that starts up but stalls just completely dies&don't start right back up. I've replaced harmonic balancer, water pump, coil, battery, vacuum plugs, relay switch, iac, that's all I can remember right now
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I assume that's stuff you've replaced as a result of other issues, right?

Have you pulled codes? The self-diagnosis key trick won't work on a 99 so you have to use an actual code reader. Is the CEL on?

At first sniff I'd say it's the camshaft position sensor. That's the plate under the distributor cap with a 3 pin connector. They have been a source of random-stall-no-restart problems on Dodges since the 80's. Unfortunately it is usually not a problem that throws a code either.. But if it does it will be a P0340 and/or P0341.

If you don't know the history of the vehicle, assume it has never been replaced and replace it anyway.



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Well out harmonic balancer was busted which is why that was replaced while replacing that we seen pump was bad so replaced that than once that was done battery died for umpteenth time so replaced that. Than while my dad looked it over he said coil was bad so he fixed that. Than or cat was making noises coming from relays so we replaced fuel line relay or something with fuel. Than the vacuum hose cap was cracked almost in half barely on so we replaced that too. Than I was reading over alot of forums with same problem who said same problem after spending thousands was just iac so we did that next. Before it started stalling dien it wouldn't get up&go when pushing gas pedal. After about week started dien. Than under the car makes some wierd noise. I have a few recordings one video of what's happening n but no clue how to post it on here lol.
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