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#272 of 467 Melted EGR Valve and power loss
May 29, 2008 (7:25 pm)
To start out I have a 1994 dodge dakota V8 5.2 liter automatic. ABout a month ago I started to loose power and it would die on me. So I replace the EGR Valve as suggested by people on forum.
But today while driving, the truck sounded as if it was not in gear and then would not accelerate well no matter how much I pushed down on the gas. Then it sounded as if there was air coming out of a hose. When I pulled over and took a look it smelled like melting plastic. The plastic part of the EGR valve was melted. So I replaced the EGR valve again.
And after a few blocks it sounded as if the valve blew again. ANd sure enough the valve looks as if the very center of the plastic piece is melted or blew straight down the center of it.
Any help or suggestion of what I can do would be really great.
#273 of 467 Re: Stalls after warmed up [ragtacker]
May 29, 2008 (8:53 pm)
This might be a bit late but have you checked the EGR valve? It is not the cheapest part (about $100) but is very easy to replace. Let us know what you figure out.
#274 of 467 Re: Engine Failure on 2001 4.7 [fourdogs65]
Jun 03, 2008 (2:19 pm)
I would love to speak to you regarding your 2001 Dakota with engine failure. If you can click on my username and find an email address, shoot me a quick email. I'll reply back to you.
If you can't find an email, reply to this thread and let me know that. And I'll put my email address on here. Thanks.
#275 of 467 Re: Melted EGR Valve and power loss [nanell]
Jun 03, 2008 (2:28 pm)
SO after dealing with 2 dodge dealers and the local shop found out that the catalatic converter was the problem. It had broken in ternal part that where causing the exaust to be to hot and that was what melted the Egr valve.
SO got that replaced and then put in the 3rd EGR valve and it runs like it should again. Wow forgot what a beast it is. Thank you to our local Shucks who replaced not 1 but 2 melted EGR valves under warranty for us. There customer service is awesome. ANd I have to drive by 4 other parts stores to get to them but it is worth it.
#276 of 467 exact engine information
Jun 04, 2008 (9:15 am)
I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab the VIN number pulls up a 4.7 engine but the sticker under the hood says a 5.2 how do i know which engine i have?
#277 of 467 Re: exact engine information [cindy215]
Jun 08, 2008 (4:37 pm)
The 2 engines are VERY different.
Here is a write-up on the 4.7L semi-hemi. (with photos)
Perhaps this will help you identify your engine.
HINT: The 4.7L does not have any sparkplug wires while the 5.2 does.
Jun 15, 2008 (6:12 am)
i have a 95 dakota with a 3.9 v6. it has a spun rod bearing. i found a 3.9 at a wrecking yard out of a 98 dakota. will the 98 go in my truck and everything hook up, or is there things i have to change to make it work. or will it not work at all? please help asap before i go buy the 98 motor. thanks, scott
#279 of 467 Re: exact engine information [cindy215]
Jun 16, 2008 (1:50 pm)
I'm pretty sure that after 2000 the 318 (5.2) was no longer available.
#280 of 467 Re: 3.9l question [boatdude22]
Jun 16, 2008 (2:03 pm)
You should have no problems swapping in '98 to replace a '95, they're both Magnum versions. A '92 might be better. They used a larger exhaust manifold and were rated slightly higher in horsepower.
#281 of 467 Re: exact engine information [cindy215]
Jun 16, 2008 (5:39 pm)
Dusty is correct. The 5.2L (318ci) was replaced with the 4.7L semi-hemi in the 2000 model year. I do not think it is possible for your 2001 to have a 5.2L from the factory.
Trivia: The 4.7L was first available in the Jeep Grand Cherokee in 1999. Starting in 2000, it was also available in the Dodge Dakota. (Replacing the 1960s-era 318ci)