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Dodge Dakota, Engine, Truck
Dec 07, 2007 (7:47 pm)
used to be when the truck got hot sitting in traffic (temp gauge past center/normal) fan would sound like it was slipping or "whirring" as soon as i started moving air, it would stop and normal engine sounds and temp would resume. now it does it all the time. i could be wrong but i heard the fan had a "gel" type coupling that would "melt" when the engine temp got hot(ter) is it the fan? I dont know....a little help???
#212 of 467 no oil pressure 2.5-liter
Dec 12, 2007 (11:39 am)
Very nice forum!
I recently rebuilt the oil pump in my 98 Dakota 2.5-liter. But, I can't get any oil pressure. Do I need to prime it first? (is there an easy way?). Or, is there another possible cause? I'm pretty sure the oil pressure sensor is ok. Thanks!
#213 of 467 Dakota underhood "issues"
Dec 15, 2007 (5:37 pm)
I have a 1993 Dakota with a V6 and standard shift, I bought a wrecked 1995 with a 318 in it and a auto shift. I used all the wiring from the truck the 318 came out of and the computer also. The install went easy and the truck runs awesome, BUT now the code 12 Mem power loss and all the transmision codes for the automatic comes up because the whipes were left unhooked. Now the truck will run fine but when putting it in the forward gears it will drive for a undetermined length of time or distance and shut right down, the tach drops to 0 and the engine slowly dies down to nothing. Now I took it for a ride last week and it did ok but it of course died and wouldnt stay running when shifted from park to 1st gear etc. , I tried it in revearse and it ran great and I drove it in revearse all the way home about 5 miles and it didnt die out at all untill I pulled in the driveway and went to pull it forward into the parking spot and it died. HELP!!! I want my dakota back for the winter, Thanks ahead of time for any replies
#214 of 467 Cruise Control doesn't work
Dec 17, 2007 (7:33 am)
My cruise control doesn't work. I checked the fuse and it's fine.
I have a 93 dodge dakota V6. 3.9L
I've been searching for seven years on how to fix the problem.
Any help would be appreciated.
#215 of 467 Re: Cruise Control doesn't work [rolandtignor]
Dec 21, 2007 (5:38 am)
Does speedo work? check for codes for speed sensor fault Check throttle cable for cruise control
Dec 21, 2007 (5:45 am)
2000 4.7 Dakota. All systems check good reads po171 lean.....Should be simple Tried every thing, but blows black smoke. 02 sensors working no leaks data all good. even tried ecm.Any one had same problem.
#217 of 467 Re: Running rich [stinky324]
Dec 21, 2007 (7:02 pm)
The computer *thinks* the engine is running lean but it is blowing black smoke (running rich). This really points to a problem with the O2 sensors.
The 2000 4.7L was available with 2 emmissions packages depending on where your truck was sold.
1) The "standard" emmissions package had 1 catalitic converter and one O2 sensor.
2) The "boarder state emmissions package" had 3 catalitic converter and 4 O2 sensors.
Which emmissions package does your 2000 have?
#218 of 467 Re: Running rich [bpeebles]
Dec 22, 2007 (6:07 am)
2 O2 1 cat both o2 been changed....thinking fuel presser regulator 45psi still but maybe too much volume?
#219 of 467 Re: Running rich [stinky324]
Dec 22, 2007 (5:04 pm)
Not the fuel pressure (or flow)!
Since the computer is reporting a "lean" condition... then it is the computer which is telling the injectors to squirt too much fuel (and blow black smoke)
You need to keep looking into why the computer *thinks* the engine is running too lean.... this is usually the MAP sensor or the O2 sensors.
A good diagnostic software installed on a laptop computer can actually show your all the signals going into the computer. (Including the MAP and O2 signals) That is what I use to diagnose these kinds of issues.
#220 of 467 Re: Running rich [bpeebles]
Dec 24, 2007 (5:22 am)
I snap-on scanner on truck all sensors working, but I am looking at vacuum changing from 16" to 13'' and back but have not found vacuum leaks. Even pulled intake off to look for cracks . Throttle body sounds like it's pulling a lot of air. I've been looking for leaks. as vacuum changes so does map voltage. Funny I'm ase cert master tech, been fixing every one elses car, truck or motorcycle but my own. Thank you for any input.