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#3818 of 4362 Possible steering problems
Nov 02, 2005 (12:06 pm)
Copied from NHTSA website. Owners of these vehicle might want to check for this problem.
YEAR (MY) 2004 AND 2005 DODGE DURANGO SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES AND MY 2005 DODGE DAKOTA PICKUP TRUCKS. A PRELIMINARY EVALUATION HAS BEEN OPENED TO ASSESS THE SCOPE AND FREQUENCY OF THE CONDITION.
NHTSA Action Number : PE05056 NHTSA Recall Campaign Number : N/A Make : DODGE Model: DAKOTA Manufacturer : DAIMLERCHRYSLER CORPORATION Year : 2005 Component : STEERING:WHEEL AND HANDLE BAR Date Investigation Opened : October 26, 2005 Date Investigation Closed : Open Summary:
ODI HAS IDENTIFIED SEVERAL FIELD REPORTS RELATED TO STEERING SHAFT LOOSENESS OR SEPARATION DUE TO LOOSE OR MISSING COUPLING BOLTS IN MODEL
#3819 of 4362 alternator problem
Nov 02, 2005 (1:04 pm)
I have 2000 Dodge Dakota, with 64000 miles, which is low for an alternator to go out. I can get it started if I keep to igtition turned and give it some gas. But as soon as I let off the gas it dies. The battery has died twice but has taken a charge both times. Anyone got any ideas other than being an alternator?
#3820 of 4362 Re: alternator problem [jarhead1]
by MrShift@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2005 (3:09 pm)
I don't think it's the alternator given the symptoms you describe. If you battery is charged enough to start the car it's charged enough to run it for a while. If anything, racing the engine would make it run worse, not better, with low voltage.
If you have been charging your low battery using the alternator, that can also hurt it. You can take it off and Autozone will bench test it for you, which is the only good way....or you can charge your battery, start the car, and then put a voltmeter across your battery terminals....if the voltmeter rises up to about 14 volts from 12 volts, then your alternator is charging.
Your problem could be 50 things....one idea would be a large vacuum leak somewhere.
#3821 of 4362 Check Gage Light and Temperature Gage
Nov 03, 2005 (6:08 am)
A new member to this forum, I own a 1999 Dakota with 103,000 miles on the odo. Recently, within the past few days, the temperature gage has indicated that my engine is over heating, that triggers the check gage light to activate.
I've checked all the fluids, and the truck seems to be running fine, and the temperature gage doen't always show that the engine is over heating. Furhtermore, once the temperature gage shows that the engine is over heating, it will then back off and fall back to normal.
What's the problem, and is it serious enough to get it fixed immediately?
#3822 of 4362 99 4X4 WILL NOT SHIFT UP FROM 1ST SEEMS ELECTRICAL
Nov 03, 2005 (5:49 pm)
MY 99 EXT CAB 318 AUTO TRNS WILL NOT SHIFT UP FROM 1ST AND AT THE SAME TIME A HOST OF ELECTRICAL THINGS QUIT WORKING IE TURN SIG, PARK LITES ANY IDEAS? I CHECKED FUSES AND ALL THE BASIC STUFF.
#3823 of 4362 Re: Check Gage Light and Temperature Gage [rodjohns]
Nov 03, 2005 (6:11 pm)
I'm a bit confused...is the engine in fact over-heating or do you suspect the gauge is malfunctioning?
If the engine is indeed over-heating I would be first inclined to suspect that the thermostat is sticking and this is indeed serious enough to have it repaired asap.
If it is the gauge malfunctioning there are several things that could cause it but it still would really need to be repaired without delay in order that you know if you did later have a over-heating problem
#3824 of 4362 Re: 99 4X4 WILL NOT SHIFT UP FROM 1ST SEEMS ELECTRICAL [ssandoz]
Nov 03, 2005 (6:12 pm)
Are you getting any trouble codes? If so, what are they?
#3825 of 4362 IN LIMP HOME MODE REF: 3824
Nov 05, 2005 (4:20 pm)
WELL SINCE I 1ST POSTED I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT THE TRUCK IS IN A LIMP HOME MODE. I WENT TO CHECK THE CODES VIA THE ODOMETER RESET WHAT HAPPENED WAS DISPLAYED, CHECK, 0000000,
RESET THEN LITTLE PARTS OF THE DISPLAY LITE UP GIVING THE APPERANCE OF LITTLE BUGS SPINIING IN CIRCLES THEN THE DASH WARNING LIGHTS COME ON AND THEN GO OFF,TWO TONES, GAGES ALL JUMP TO APROX.
20%, 80%, 100% BACK TO ZERO. THEN TWO MORE TONES AND ODO GOES TO MILAGE READING AND THAT SEEMS TO BE IT. I AM THINKING OF TRYING TO DRIVE IT TO LOCAL AUTO PARTS THEY WILL HOOK IT UP TO OBDM CODE READER FOR FREE. AND MY ELECTRICAL PROBLEM IS JUST THE TURN SIGNALS AND 4 WAY FLASHERS DON'T WORK EVERYTHING ELSE SEEMS OK NOW. OOPS DIDN'T MEAN TO POST A NEW MESSAGE I AM USING THIS STUFF FOR THE FIRST TIME. ANY IDEAS OUT THERE?
#3826 of 4362 Dakota won't idle. Please help!
Nov 05, 2005 (8:46 pm)
I have a 2000 Dakota with 193,00 miles. Truck will start but will not idle. It will stay running if you keep giving it gas but as soon as you let off the gas it won't idle and dies. Any ideas? Thank you
#3827 of 4362 Re: Dakota won't idle. Please help! [keith1981]
Nov 06, 2005 (6:32 am)
Check your Battery