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I have been having a problem with the idling of my 2000 Dodge Durango having to keep gassing it to keep it started and now it wont even start.

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Amanda J. Pierce, MBA Ed, You may need to replace your Idle air control valve, this is a fairly inexpensive first start.

Gail Dunn, Owner at Women's Automotive Connection Sorry to hear you are having problems with this. You did not mention how many miles you have on the Durango. However, there are a couple of possible causes. It could be a fuel pump relay or the fuel pump itself. I would look at the manual and see where the relay is located (it is a square black block) and get a new one. They are not expensive, and if it starts, problem solved. If not, you need to get it to a shop to determine if the fuel pump has gone bad. I had a 1996 Jeep with that problem and when we replaced the relay, the fix lasted for two days, and then I DID have to replace the pump.

Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at Could be anything from a vacuum leak, sensor or fuel pump. It'll need to be seen by a mechanic to diagnose.

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