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1999 Durango check engine light!!!

From : john

Q: when cats go bad first youll hear some rattling at idle or under mild acceleration. then the power will drop off to the point you can barely get it to move forward. oh geez! i am lucky to see 200 miles a tank if i really took it easy like keep it under 50 the whole time. i took it to the dealer once for the bad cat and they said it just needs a tune up. i told them it was already done. now that it is making noise i am hoping they will replace it... and now that i have my motorcycle back i can just ride that while the truck is in the shop! life is good. btw the truck has 51k miles and has the original cat. so i bet that is just choking the engine. just how loud is a clogged or broken catsometimes i can drive my truck around and its fine other times you car hear something from the cat and its loud. even with the doors shut with the radio on you can hear it. but its not all the time. i can drive for days without a sound then i hear it all the way to work then gone again then back for a little bit then gone. its hard to diagnose or have the dealer replace the cat if its intermittent like that... any ideas 99 dakota sport 5.2 4x4 3.55 gears auto stock size tires. k&n fipk 10.8 mpg with mostly freeways new copper plugs cap rotor o2 sensor air cleaner belt synthetic oil trans service cleaned intake. trey i have a 99 dak sport and have had to have the cat replaced twice. they are notorious for going bad. also it is done by the dealer as part of the emissions warranty which is good up to 80000 miles. so get in there and have them swap it out. by the way my gas mileage now after my last cat swap out about 2 months ago is better then it has ever been. i am getting about 370 miles a tank. er .

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From : kr no to get me

on sat 26 jul 2003 123701 -0400 roy roy@home.net wrote on fri 25 jul 2003 084416 -0400 roy roy@home.net wrote just had about 960sq.feet of tile installed. now comes the clean up. what i have to remove is the dust like film that is left behind after the grout. the tile is porcliain if it matters.also the grout is hard and ready for sealing. messed around with a sponge and a couple of buckets of water theres gotta be a quicker way. any thoughts on how to shorten what looks to be a real long job. roy i used a shop vac and sponge mop bro... what did you do loosen it and keep it wet with the sponge and then use the shop vac roy treated it kinda like a tile saw... used the sponge mop and slow drip hose to rub it and the vac to pull the dirty water up... took about 4 hours less this way on a bigger floor than the last one i did when i didnt use the shop vac... im thinking of perhaps using 0000 steel wool. seems when it gets wet ya just smear it around.figure i can loosen it and wipe with a damp cloth. hell the haze is cement and ive close to 1000 sq feet to do. maybe a scotch brite dry will do it. right know id like to get my hands on the throat of the installer. actually it looks beautiful real happy with it but for the friggin haze this tile is not shiny and has nooks and crannies in it. no denny ya cant eat it its tile not a english muffin. roy .

From : john

just a quick note to let everyone know that i plan on abiding by this possible amendment change immediately. i have a 1978 ford truck that gets 9 mpg and leaks oil. im sure this kind of vehichle would be a poster-child for this movement. i will promptly park it in my senators front yard to show him that i wont drive a gas guzzler anymore. ron wrote the us senate is going to vote tuesday july 29 on amendments to the energy bill that could leave you without the pickup trucks and suvs to tow your horses. it only takes 30 seconds to act now and send a note to your senator with a few mouse clicks. read below send your message at cut and paste this into your web browser http/suvoa.grassroots.com oh brother... its big brother!! americas 24 million suv owners are under attack again. a pair of liberal u.s. senators has fallen in lock step with the extremists who are dead set on dictating what kind of vehicle you drive. and they have your suv on the most wanted list.californias sen. diane feinstein and illinois sen. richard durbin are licking their liberal chops at the prospect of passing amendments to the energy bill that would essentially force suvs pickups and minivans to meet standards equal to cars. we all want better mileage but unrealistic government mandates will lead to serious tradeoffs that most people dont want vehicles that cost more are smaller less powerful less safe and far less useful.picture the smallest suv or pickup youve ever seen and thats the type that consumers would be left with. but thats not stopping elitist liberals hollywood millionaires or radical enviro-terrorists from claiming to know better than you what kind of automobile to drive. they dont care that suv fuel economy has improved by 40%. they snub many hard-working americans who consider suvs pickups and vans essential for work like our hometown rescue squads and law enforcement units. they dismiss the fact that suvs are as safe as cars. all they care about is taking away your vehicle your choice and your freedom. these reckless amendments threaten the very existence of suvs pickups and vans and roadway safety. if the feinstein or durbin amendments pass then you your passengers and your roadway neighbors are at risk because the proposed standards would set extreme unsafe fuel economy levels for suvs minivans and pickups. legislating yet-to-be invented automotive engineering advances is as irresponsible as legislating a cure for cancer. its a legislative menace to the safety of americas highways and its millions of suv minivan and light truck drivers and passengers. cars are not trucks! you can do something about it. we need to put the brakes on these dangerous amendments immediately. there is no time to lose. congress will vote on the feinstein and durbin amendments as early as tuesday july 29 and we need you to take action against these destructive proposals now before its too late. the sport utility vehicle owners of america suvoa is recruiting the 24 million american suv owners and others who depend on pickups and vans to join the battle against these self-appointed car czars and their anti-suv obsession. the first thing that must be done is to show congress that we take our freedoms seriously. and that we take attacks on our freedoms even more seriously. right now you can do that by signing a letter rejecting the irresponsible amendments proposed by feinstein and durbin and sending it to your two u.s. senators. together we can stop this assault on our freedom to choose the vehicle that best meets our needs. together we can defeat absurd legislative proposals promoted by ambitious politicians and their willing special interest zealots. but we can only do it with you. send your message at cut and paste this into your web browser http/suvoa.grassroots.com .

From : tom lawrence

i have a 2003 durango and its engine light is on. the procedure yields a code of p 0456. i suspect it means its time to change the oil but not sure. anyone know what the codes mean yeah - it means your gas cap is loose. actually it points to a small leak in your evaporative emissions system but the most likely cause is you didnt screw the gas cap on tight enough. fyi - theres no obd-ii code that tells you to change your oil. .

From : miles

tom lawrence wrote i have a 2003 durango and its engine light is on. the procedure yields a code of p 0456. i suspect it means its time to change the oil but not sure. anyone know what the codes mean yeah - it means your gas cap is loose. actually it points to a small leak in your evaporative emissions system but the most likely cause is you didnt screw the gas cap on tight enough. fyi - theres no obd-ii code that tells you to change your oil on my 2001 ram i had codes for a small leak at least 6 times over the last 5 years. each time it was a bad hose bad hose manifold bad fittings etc. since new i never went over a year without that error showing up again. not once was it the gas cap. i have heard thats common but never my luck! .

From : ted scherbel

@.uswest.net i have a 2003 durango and its engine light is on. the procedure yields a code of p 0456. i suspect it means its time to change the oil but not sure. anyone know what the codes mean ted figures doesnt work on a 99. it works on 00s and up. .

From : khristopher harris

kind of like budd g thats just beekeeper trying to cause trouble. ignore him. budd .

From : nitpik

i have a cummins 290 turbo in a truck. yesterday i changed the fuel filter. i forgot to fill it with fuel. it ran for about 1 minute then choked out. i realized what id done right away and filled up the fuel filter. still wont start. help! thanks gary .

From : beekeep

fair enough but i dont think that you will find many takers in this group. -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving because i need to sell it before i leave which is soon. i said ot and this is a truck ng.. carl why are you advertising a ford in a dodge group -- if at first you dont succeed youre not cut out for skydiving 83 ford ranger with a 2.8v6 the motor was rebuilt about 15k miles ago and i rebuilt the top end of the motor on 7/23/2003 and have put about 100 miles on it since. fresh valve grind valves lapped head gaskets cleaned to shine! the motor runs strong and runs cool. leaks no fluids has true dual exhaust. 4x4 works well with manual hubs have reciepts for lots of work on the transfer case clutch and alternator. rear and front axles are good trans and xfer case work like new. everything on the truck works even the original radio. has sliding rear window and the ultimate canopy. truck appears to be lifted 1 or 2 inches and has good 30 michelin off road tires on it factory upgraded wheels. starts/runs/drives/stops/climbs excellent. i took it for 100 mile drive on 7/24 with no problems even going up mountains!cooling system holds excellent pressure. passed wa state emissions in 6/2003. asking $1300 well worth your time to come and look at this awesome truck! come get a great deal! blue books at 1700! truck is located in tacoma wa. call carl at 206 293 5847 or e-mail carlsaiyed@hotmail.com for pics or answers to questions. carl .

From : coasty uscgret at comcast dot net

http//www.allpar.com/fix/codes.html coasty @.uswest.net i have a 2003 durango and its engine light is on. the procedure yields a code of p 0456. i suspect it means its time to change the oil but not sure. anyone know what the codes mean ted figures doesnt work on a 99. it works on 00s and up. .

From : ted scherbel

thanks all i disconnected the battery for a while - now all is well and the error lamp is out. for now. #$%$!&^% computers...... .

From : tom lawrence

#$%$!&^% computers...... yep... and if the computer had artificial intelligence im sure it would be mumbling something like #$%$!^% humans - cant they learn to tighten a #$%$!^% gas cap! ^ .