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#4299 of 4362 More on Neutral Safety Switch
Aug 15, 2006 (11:28 am)
Hope I'm not annoying people with my posts on the 1990 Dakota starting problem. However, I just found the below quote (edited by me) on the Internet, in connection with installation of a remote starting switch. It only refers to pre-1996 Dakotas with 2.5 liter engines, but my 3.9 liter engine 1990 Dodge Dakota certainly has its automatic transmission gear selector lever on the steering column, too, and I wonder if my pickup's Neutral Safety Switch is mechanically-combined with the gear selector lever somewhere on the column?
"Some vehicles combine the column shift mechanism and the mechanical neutral safety switch into one mechanical part. According to available information, vehicles known to be manufactured this way are most General Motors trucks, sport utility vehicles and column shifting passenger vehicles. Available information also indicates that pre-1996 Dodge Dakota pickups with 2.5 liter motors are also manufactured this way."
#4300 of 4362 1990 dodge Dakota
Aug 17, 2006 (8:31 am)
1990 dodge Dakota driving down the hwy and the engine just quits running no cough just dies, I find it has no spark checked the coil has 12v to it and 1.5 ohm across the terminal the cap and rotor look’s good
At this point I’m stuck. I need some help on the next steps to take to go to from here.
It cranks but wont start or run it has no spark it has no antitheift device, the Neutral Safety Switch is will keep it from cranking. but not keep the spark from happening from what I believe.
#4301 of 4362 Re: 1990 dodge Dakota [dave392]
Aug 17, 2006 (12:48 pm)
I had the same problem with my 1990 dakota, riding at 65 in rush hour traffic when everything died. I was able to get it going again to get it home. Diagnosis was a new computer and distributor by a reputiple mechanic. Just a thought. I also had a Chevy Blazer that would crank but would not start, that also needed a distributor.
#4302 of 4362 Re: Stripped Dakota Brake Caliper Bolts [dad4]
Aug 19, 2006 (1:48 pm)
do you know what size bolt threads are or what size coil you use
#4303 of 4362 Follow-Up: Engine Roaring Noise - Just Started
Aug 23, 2006 (5:23 am)
Just to follow-up on the engine roaring noise. The repair shop took out the fan clutch they originally put in and put in a new one from Dodge and the noise has stopped! So I guess in this case you just have to pay an extra 60 bucks to have some silence.
#4304 of 4362 2005 Dodge Dakota Break Problems
Aug 25, 2006 (10:25 am)
At about 5000 miles my dakota started shimmying when the breaks are applied. The dealer has replaces the breaks 3x's
also fixing rotters,and replacing them.This last time they replaces my line because they said they thinned it out two many times.The shimmying always comes back about 4000-5000 miles after they fix them.
this last time they fixed them,he said It still has the shimmying but will go away when the pads adjust to my roters.WILL this Shimmying ever go away????????????/
#4305 of 4362 Re: 2005 Dodge Dakota Break Problems [missmae]
Aug 25, 2006 (4:03 pm)
The 05/06 Dakota "shimmy-shimmy-shake" is a widely reported issue, with numerous dealers making many varied attempts to resolve the problem. I've yet to hear of anyone coming across the true solution to this issue.
#4306 of 4362 2001 dragging...
Aug 26, 2006 (8:29 pm)
hey, mine just started to drag. no power off the line. it feels like the brakes are engaging a little bit. i take my foot off and it slows right down. anybody have a idea?
#4307 of 4362 Re: 2001 dragging... [slade]
Aug 27, 2006 (7:33 am)
It has been mentiond many times in previous appends how to check to see if your brakes are dragging. It is a simple check you can do by just driving and then feeling for heat.
Please review the archives for details.
As for a "fix" for dragging front brakes.... replacement of the sticky caliper is the ONLY long-term fix. Anything else would be a temporary band-aid.
For reference - My 2000 Dak had both front calipers start to stick within 3 months of each other. In both cases, I installed rebuilt caliper and have never had another issue with dragging brakes.
#4308 of 4362 Re: 2001 dragging...
Aug 27, 2006 (8:47 am)
thanks, i had hoped it was that simple.