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#166 of 261 Re: 2001 Dakota noise problem in cold weather. [mogtel]
Mar 07, 2009 (5:39 am)
Just a thought, but you may have a loose exhaust system. Check the condition of the exhaust system clamps. In the Northeast, they have a tendency to rust away after a while and loosen up. Although this usually causes rattling noisdes over bumps and stuff, on mine I would occasionally hear a sound that I would label as "ringing."
I've gotta say, the clamp Dodge uses is pretty robust. In fact, I was never able to find an aftermarket replacement that was anywhere near the size and heft of the original. The ones that AutoZone carry are way too whimpy.
#167 of 261 Re: 2001 Dakota noise problem in cold weather. [dustyk]
Mar 10, 2009 (8:28 am)
Thanks for the reply,,,,,,I'd checked all that.Everything seems ok in that area.
#168 of 261 Re: 2001 Dakota noise problem in cold weather. [bpeebles]
Mar 10, 2009 (8:30 am)
That looks ok...the sound is similar to a bearing going bad, but now that it's warming up a bid it seems to have disappeared for now. Thanks,
#169 of 261 Stalling at idle
Mar 10, 2009 (10:58 am)
My 98 Dakota 3.9 V6 has a problem with stalling when the engine revs and quickly returns to idle. I have changed out the idle speed control module under the injector body and no change. Now that they have tried that and run out of answers, the mechanics are saying I need to go to the dealer and have the computer re-flashed. Sounds like bunk. Computer's only got one set of instructions and the problem is sporadic but getting more frequent. When I restart the truck it fires immediately, but sometimes runs and sometimes dies several times before it settles down. Any ideas? Thanks!! bigdinla1msn.com
#170 of 261 Re: Stalling at idle [dleahy]
Mar 11, 2009 (4:56 pm)
Well, a number of things could cause this, but if you've checked everything else I'd suspect a bad Fuel Pressure Regulator.
Have you cleaned and checked the Idle Speed Motor and pintle?
#171 of 261 99 dodge dakota 5.9 v8
Apr 06, 2009 (9:13 am)
HI . my heater and air cond only put out at top of dash no face or feet . reading other blogs must be risistor ? but where is location? thank you LEONARD.
#172 of 261 Re: 99 dodge dakota 5.9 v8 [ldog]
Apr 06, 2009 (9:47 am)
I have the same issue with my 98 Dakota. Please keep me updated if you receive an answer to this. I am not even sure the A/C works at this point as it all blows out the defrost vent.
#173 of 261 Re: 95 dodge dakota 5.9 v8 [ldog]
Apr 06, 2009 (9:48 am)
the blower is located behind the glove box..i have heat just no blower and its a 95 dakota
#174 of 261 Heater/AC Blower Problem
Apr 10, 2009 (2:48 pm)
2K Dakota Slut Truck 4.7L Auto 4wd 168K miles I have an unusual blower problem with the heater/AC. It always seems to work when I first start the truck. If I stop after a while and then restart after a short while, the fan will not work at any speed. With the AC on, one can detect that the compressor is working, and cool air will come from the vents at speed. At highway speeds, the fan generally will come on after a while.
I am unsure as to whether it is the resistor or if the blower motor is going out in light of the blower's starting after getting to highway speeds. Is the AC or ambient air cooling the resistor enough to restart, or is the highway speed and air induction coming through the vents giving the blower motor enough oomph to start again?
Anyone have any ideas? Jim
#175 of 261 Re: 99 dodge dakota 5.9 v8 [IndyBobcat]
Apr 12, 2009 (2:16 pm)
4/12/09 3:05 pm I just found out the resistor is located under hood . to get to it you have to remove wiper blades then remove cowl plenum cover/ panel from the cowl top. through crowl panel access hole two hex screws to blower motor resistor . I have the resistor but can't put in till tomorow .will let you know how this works. Leonard-ldog.