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#3659 of 4362 Re: Backfire And Power Loss [bpeebles]
Sep 11, 2005 (3:52 am)
Sorry, all the info. about my 1997 Dakota with the 3.9L 6cyl was in earlier postings. I have no idea where the hose came from. I've looked at the manual and the routing decal. I'm thinking about taking my truck to a Dodge Dealer for diagnostics. I performed the test on my crankshaft positioning sensor which failed. A Mechanic that I spoke with said that the voltage during the test should always change from 0-5 volts. Mine would go 0-5, 0-1.5, 0-2, 0-5. He said that was not good. So $100.00 and a lot of work later my truck still runs like crap. It still idles really ruff after it warms up for about 15 minutes,it still has no power at times, and it still backfires up through the throttle body. The hose was just part of an ongoing post of problems. Thanks for responding though.
#3660 of 4362 Re: Problems with 2001 Dakota [sethc]
Sep 11, 2005 (6:57 am)
If you still had the original battery in the vehicle I'd say there was a good chance that it was related. But I'm thinking you now have a PCM problem.
Weak batteries or those that are on the threshold of dying give some really strange symptoms on Chrysler products. A few weeks ago a friend told me of a RAM that had been plaqued with a intermittent radio display for about two months. During this time everything else electrical worked fine and there were no starting problems. Then suddenly the door chime started going off for no reason one day while driving. When the engine was shut off a few miles later the battery was completely dead. A new battery fixed it. That was 13 months ago and the radio display has worked fine since.
#3661 of 4362 Re: Problems with 2001 Dakota [dustyk]
Sep 11, 2005 (4:20 pm)
I actually replaced the battery before I put a new stereo in. After I put in the new battery it did fix the stereo situation for a couple of days, then it went out again. I then just replaced the stereo with an after-market stereo. I did do some checking on the internet during all of this and found this to be a fairly common problem with Chrysler stereo's.
Where did you find the 920 & 921 codes? I called around and no one could give me any answers.
Thanks again for your help..I am going to check the PCM out tomorrow. I'll post the results in case there is someone else out there with a similar situation.
#3662 of 4362 Re: Problems with 2001 Dakota [sethc]
Sep 11, 2005 (5:46 pm)
Others may have had a problem with Chrysler radios, but I have heard of no problems in the Dakota.
The instrument cluster codes are published in Section 8 of the Dodge Dakota factory service manual.
Yes, please get back to us on the resolution to your problem.
#3663 of 4362 Re: Dakota Quad Cab 2001 [dustyk]
Sep 12, 2005 (4:06 pm)
Thanks for the help Dusty,
When my 2wdr Quad Cab Dakota had 700 miles on it, the service 4wdr light came on and the dealer "reset the the instrument cluster per S.T.A.R." Do you know what S.T.A.R.is? Now it has come on again at 93,000 miles but the dealer is telling me that there is a service bulletin number 08-032-00 telling them to replace the HVAC Control Assembly (over $300.00 parts and labor) to turn the light off. Does this sound right to you?
#3664 of 4362 Re: Dakota Quad Cab 2001 [cnegley]
Sep 12, 2005 (7:53 pm)
No. Not to me, but I've heard of stranger things being true.
#3666 of 4362 Re: Problems with 2001 Dakota [sethc]
Sep 13, 2005 (3:30 pm)
Ironically, I had the same problem this afternoon luckly only two miles from home.
I tried the battery trick (mine is original) with no luck. I got the exact same codes and the "no bus" indication.
How did you make out with the PCM?
#3667 of 4362 Help!!! Ignition Problem
Sep 13, 2005 (4:54 pm)
95 Dakota V8- 318 5.2L Magnum 4 wheel Drive pick up truck. Cranks but will not start. Have replaced crank shaft position sensor, cam shaft and powertrain control module. I'm tearing my hair out here! Please help! Pete
#3668 of 4362 Re: Problems with 2001 Dakota [dak05]
Sep 14, 2005 (11:52 am)
Unfortunately, I still don't know anything. I tried the battery trick as well, to no avail. I had it towed to the dealer and have not heard back from them yet. I will post the results as soon as know something. Just out of curiosity, have you had any problems with your stereo or any other electrical problems?