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#4236 of 4362 Major problem need some help to fix.
Jun 16, 2006 (6:25 pm)
Have a question someone help me. I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota with a 3.9 V-6 with 64500 miles. The tranny seems to slip when up shifting and it idles ruff. The RPM gauge jumps between 800 and 900. There also seems to be some weird noise coming from some wear cant figure it out sounds like an bearing not a belt. Also it has no power when it is at normal freeway speed (60). Also when it is at normal speed it drives ruff and seems to want to die. Also when I go from drive to reverse to park the rpms jump to like 1200 and drop to 500 then to normal sometimes it drops so low it will suddenly die but start right back up. I know that is a lot but I dont want to go into a shop and get a huge bill for nothin someone give me some ideas to go on. This truck has low miles and I dont think it is something major.
#4237 of 4362 Re: Major problem need some help to fix. [redjlybean]
Jun 18, 2006 (1:22 pm)
If you figure it out, let me know. Mine is a 2000 with 80,000 miles and it does the same thing. When I last had it in the shop, there was another one there with the same problem and the mechanic said he has no idea what the problem is. I am going to try a fuel filter myself and go from there.
#4238 of 4362 Re: HELP!!! 2000 dakota bucking issue!!! [me2butch4u]
Jun 19, 2006 (3:26 pm)
Does anyone know what the problem is? I have a 1997 that is doing the same thing exactly.
#4239 of 4362 P0441 code recurring problem
Jun 22, 2006 (3:14 pm)
I have a 1997 Dakota, V8 motor, 4WD. Truck has 168,000 miles and still running strong. The check engine light comes on intermittently and OBD scan reads purge solenoid fault. Checked out all hoses between carb, canister, and fuel fill neck...all are clean and tight. Voltage is correct on plug to purge solenoid, it opens and closes when voltage is cycled and does not leak or stick open. Is it possible that the canister is shot? It looks fine hanging on the frame and I could not find any leaks in it when pressurized. The last time the check engine lamp came on was while I was sitting in the darn inspection station! Any ideas on this...I'm going crazy! Thanks.
#4240 of 4362 Re: Clutch pedal squeal / squeek [tjump42]
Jun 28, 2006 (4:57 am)
Had the same problem on my 2000 QC 2x4. The clutch would make a squeeking/rubbing sound when depressed. Sound would start after repeated use in traffic especially when hot outside. Solution was to replace clutch slave cylinder. I had to request this at the dealer; they didn't know what is was. Replaced slave at 80k and squeek hasn't returned - I have 90k now.
#4241 of 4362 Cold Air Intake
Jun 29, 2006 (11:16 am)
I am thinking about getting a cold air intake on my 98 std cab. I was wanting to know how effective they are and if the y really do increase the mpg. Also when I come to any kind of a halt in 1st it immediately dies (im driving a stickshift). Any ideas? Thanks.
#4243 of 4362 computer problems?
Jun 30, 2006 (3:35 pm)
I have a 2000 Dakota, 3.9L, V6. I have added several aftermarket items: headers, cold-air intake, dual exhaust, computer chip, throttle body spacers, and more. But, I have had this little problem that has grown. I have taken it to many different places to be checked out. Finally, we track down the problem. 2 codes, P1491 and P0138. Now, the mechanic thinks it is either the computer or a wiring problem with the downstream O2 sensor. If it is the computer, how much do they usually run for, money wise? The truck is paid off and only has 65000 miles. My last Dakota had 105700 miles before it passed away. Is it worth the hassle?
Jul 04, 2006 (5:48 pm)
my mom has a 1999 dakota, 3.9l v6 2WD with an automatic transmission that is acting up. It seems strange to us that it is having problems because it only has 74,000 miles on it. For some odd reason the transmission sometimes will not shift out of first gear. We took it up to the mountains a while back and i got to drive (yay!) on the mountain roads all the way to the main road. When we switched drivers and started on our way it revved up to almost 5,000 RPM before my mom and i felt there was something wrong. We had to pull over and go again and this time it did shift but only after it was revved and my momlet off the gas. Then the check engine light came on.The rest of the gears shifted OK but abnormaly harsh. Now it does this every time almost.
Has anyone ever had this problem and is there anyone with the slightest idea? oh yeah we had the tranny flushed and it didnt help
#4245 of 4362 Re: Drivers Seat Propblem [trapezecdn]
Jul 06, 2006 (4:12 pm)
Still not fixed.... I went to the dealership and looked at the schematics with the broken spring in hand. The parts man and I came to the conclusion that it was a $2 spring and ordered it. 1 week later the "part" came in. It was 10 times larger and nothing like the diagram we looked at. Parts guy checked with other dealers and various supervisors and was told it was the right part. At least parts guy was intelligent enough to realize that they were idiots. I eventually took pictures of the problem and the perceived malfunctioning part, as well as the broken spring and e-mailed it to parts guy who sent it up the ladder. 3 months later we have confirmed that the Chrysler parts list is bogus, and are waiting on the parts manufacturer to send the entire seat back mechanism so we can remove the little spring from the mechanism to install on my seat.
Why is it we have to do their jobs for them?
Any suggestions for removing the bench seat and fixing this? I feel I need to replace the seat foam as well. After 144000 miles it seems a little worn out. Any suggestions?