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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Engine, Truck
#110 of 467 Re: 1992 dodge dakota stalling [junkman3]
Mar 01, 2007 (5:08 pm)
In this model year there are a number of things that could cause this problem. I have seen aftermarket tune up parts, such as distributor cap, rotor, and spark plug wires cause similar problems. Bad or worn spark plugs can also be a cause. I would recommend using only Mopar ignition and tune-up parts.
A bad PCV valve can also cause this, especially in the winter time when there's higher levels of moisture in the crankcase. The water freezes the PCV plunger as vacuum pulls air through the crankcase, causes reduced air flow (essentially closing the throttle) and stalls the engine. Clogged or partially clogged PCV valve hoses can do the same thing.
More serious things could be a bad crankshaft position sensor, a bad intake manifold gasket, or a defective catalytic converter, clogged fuel filter, bad fuel pump.
I'd start with the ignition components and closely inspect things. A vehicle that old is bound to have cracked rubber vacuum hoses. Check them all.
#111 of 467 Re: Spark Plug and Auto trans question [dustyk]
Mar 02, 2007 (4:55 am)
Hi Dusty, Yes I am aware of the ATF+4 and have used that before for top off. So am I to understand that I wiil see a flat type of screen filter with a tube for one filter (what i'm used to) and also a second motor oil type screw on filter as well. I do not have an optional trans cooler.
#112 of 467 Water Pump Installation
Feb 19, 2007 (9:42 am)
#113 of 467 Water Pump Installation
Feb 18, 2007 (11:02 am)
Hopefully somebody can assist me with a problem I'm having regarding a waterpump I just installed. I just put a new waterpump on my 2000 Dodge Dakota Pickup. The pump works fine, but the engine tempature skyrockets up to past 260 degrees. I'm thinking their's a vapor lock in the engine that's not letting water flow over the Thermostat, therefore it's not opening to let water flow thru the engine. Hopefully somebody has a solution to this problem.
Any assistance anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.
#114 of 467 Re: Water Pump Installation [joejet]
Feb 18, 2007 (7:27 pm)
#115 of 467 Re: Water Pump Installation [dustyk]
Feb 19, 2007 (9:42 am)
Thank you for your reply. The engine I have is the 6 cyclinder. I installed a flush kit and that fixed the problem. I talked to a person at a local auto parts store and he said I need to remove the radiator cap and let the engine run. This lets any air bubbles out.
#116 of 467 94 Dakota will idle, but dies when given gas..
Mar 01, 2007 (5:34 pm)
#117 of 467 94 Dakota will idle, but dies when given gas..
Feb 25, 2007 (7:23 pm)
my dakota loses power to the coil when i give it gas.. i have replaced the fuel pump, coil, cam plate under the distributor cap and the oil pressur sending unit.. my truck will idle all day long, i can wiggle wires, vacumn hoses and what ever, and it will stay running, but as soon as i idle up the engine, it dies.... i have a tester on the coil, and it loses fire to it... after i try starting it a few times, sometimes more, it will start back up, but can only idle.. im running out of ideas and money....Engine is a 6 cyl, 3.9 PLEASE HELP !!! Mike
#118 of 467 94 dodge dakota
Feb 26, 2007 (6:32 pm)
today i changed the crank position sensor 2/25/07 -------it still wont run with the motor at high R.P.M.s.... i was told if the check engine light isnt on, then it wont show a code....
#119 of 467 Re: 94 dodge dakota [muntster]
Mar 01, 2007 (5:31 pm)
Okay, can you be more specific about the loss of spark as the engine RPM is raised? Have you checked the polarity of the coil?
Just because the check engine lamp is not illuminated, doesn't mean that there is no code stored.