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#234 of 467 1995 Dodge dakota Computer Question
Jan 01, 2008 (1:48 pm)
I have a 1995 Dakota, 318, standard shift, 4x4. I have a bad computer on this truck and need to know if I can have a computer out of a 93 ,2 wheel drive with an 318 automatic flashed to work with my 1995?- or am I waisting my time. I dont have a ton of money to spend on this truck so I figure flashing the computer could be a inexpensive place to start. I keep getting a code for memory power loss and have no idea how to fix it any ideas guys? sickofnyhotmail.com.
#235 of 467 Re: 1995 Dodge dakota Computer Question [sickofny]
Jan 03, 2008 (2:48 pm)
i also have a 95 with the 318 auto tran though but i am also showin memory power loss i posted it on here and they said the only way to fix it is to drive it and it will reset its self i drove for a month and it was still doing it i had a spare computer i got for another problem which it wasnt the problem so i put that in and drove it for two months and it is still showing code 12 standby memory power loss so dont get a computer unless u really need one
#237 of 467 major engine problem
Jan 06, 2008 (9:31 pm)
I have an 89 dakota with a 2.5L engine and a manual trans. The engine has a miss to it when idling and it kinda bucks when you're driving and you try to level out your speed. As soon as you give it a little more gas, it seems to clear itself up. The spark plugs keep carboning up, and we only got 86 miles to a 3/4 tank of gas. We've tried pulling codes and nothing is stored in the computer. We've also did a compression test and that was good. We've put dry gas in it, and we've changed the spark plugs and wires, the dist cap and rotor, and the fuel filter. We've also changed the egr valve, the coolant temp sensor, the throttle pos sensor, and the map sensor. We're thinking of trying an o2 sensor. Any ideas of what could be wrong or what to try? Any help would be greatly appreciated!! TIA!
#238 of 467 06 dakota running rough
Jan 09, 2008 (1:27 pm)
i have a 96 dodge dakota sport with a 2.5 l 4 cylinder with 338000 miles it started running rough so i changed plugs ,wires , cap , and rotar button also 02 sensor , the problem started out when i was at a quarter tank off gas then it moved to pretty much all the time now. was wondering if it could be a sensor problem , fuel filter problem or if something i replaced refouled out, .the truck acts like its have way getting gas to the engine spits and sputters and it was clearing up if i would hold in cluch and floor gas pedal for a second but then it would act up again after a few minutes now that doesnt aven help . any help would be greatly appreciated
#239 of 467 Re: Dakota towing additional tranny cooler? [bpeebles]
Jan 10, 2008 (6:43 am)
I have an 05 Dakota w/4.7 & 5 spd auto purchased new. Mine did not have an auxiliary oil cooler in front of the radiator from the factory. I added a B&M stacked plate cooler shortly after purchasing it. I change out the fluid every year as well. I tow a 4000# camper. No problems at all.
Jan 21, 2008 (5:28 pm)
Im new here! My husband and i just bought a 2007 Dakota in August. Today he goes to change the oil and he cant seem to get the new filter on. Anyone else have trouble getting the filter on after an oil change? he has never changed the oil in the dakota before, but he changed our tundra's all the time. idk whats going on...
#241 of 467 coolant leak in oil 3.9l engine
Jan 22, 2008 (10:11 am)
I own 1999 dodge dakota with 207000 kms I am getting coolant leak in base, engine runs smooth no noise. any suggestion where coolant is leaking in to oil.
#242 of 467 Re: coolant leak in oil 3.9l engine [bmethot]
Jan 22, 2008 (6:46 pm)
Need to replace the intake gasket .
#243 of 467 Re: engine swap [sjeffers]
Jan 22, 2008 (7:30 pm)
you will need aflex plate from magnume engine 360 this is ballanced so you dont have to replace the converter unles you want a stall converter .will need a oil pan .I would port the intake so thay match the 360 ports on the cylender head ,thay are larger than the 318 .now if you take the head off the 318 and port and polishthem and put them on the 360.that would raise the conpretoin,MORE POWER .Its to bad that the trany is A500 not ,A518 it is hevy duty .The throttle body injection will be fin as it will ajust . I got a converter from florida torque converter they will biuld what you need as like stall from 1200 to 2100RPM.