Why does my 1996 dodge durango need to warm up for 15 minutes before i can drive

Asked by Jan 14, 2017 at 01:27 PM about the Dodge Durango

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers

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Do you live in extreme cold? If so maybe a block heater would speed the process up but you may want to do a tune up and filter change if you have not done so recently.

74,385

I would replace the thermostat and maybe block off part of the radiator if it won't warm up properly due to extreme cold.

It's not in a cold environment

74,385

Then you have a problem. Maybe it is running too lean. Does the temperature gauge go up to normal after 5 minutes or so or does it stay cold for a really long time?

74,385

Have a mechanic check out the cold start circuit.

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