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You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Engine, Truck
#369 of 465 Re: 2001 Dodge Dakota running rough [fbjr55]
Oct 23, 2009 (3:38 pm)
Just wonder why I have not seen it in any of the manuals. The FACTORY shop manual clearly explains this (and many other) troubleshooting capabilities of your Dakota.
*)The FACTORY shop manual has step-by-step instructions how to troubleshoot/isolate most problems.
*)The FACTORY shop manual lists, diagrams and locates EVERY electricial connector in your Dakota.
*)The FACTORY shop manual has paragraphs describing EVERY component and its function. (Automatic-xmission chapter is 100s of pages)
I suspect you are not looking in a FACTORY shop manual. All the other ones (Chilton, Hanes...etc) have no connection to the factory and are very careful to NOT infringe on copywright of the FACTORY shop manual.... thus they necessarrly do not have the same content.
#370 of 465 1995 dakota 3.9 a/t shuts off
Oct 24, 2009 (3:53 pm)
I have a 1995 dakota 3.9 a/t that shuts down after 5 to 10 minutes. I have to wait 45 minutes to 1 hour before it may or may not start. It may or may not run for 5 to 10 more minutes. Replaced the magnetic pick up in the distributor,and the fuel pump relay. I then took the truck to aamco for a scan and was told it may be a bad wire in the computer or the computer it self. please anyone HELP BEFORE I SET THISTRUCK ON FIRE!!!!
#371 of 465 no more lights in or out
Nov 06, 2009 (7:41 pm)
I have a 1992, dodge dakota ,3.9L, V 6, 2x4, no air conditioning, standard package that is really screwed up and I've got a problem!! The other day I hit some ''wonderful potholes'' and everything went dark. Mind you this happened at 6:30 am so it was dark out. I now have no headlights, no marker lights (front and back), no brake lights, no dash lights, the anti-lock and brake lights are lit up in the dash and the horn don't blow. I DO have flashers and 4-ways. I have checked ALL fuses and all are good. I do hear a clicking noise (something like a house breaker blowing) when I push in my lightswitch. The sound comes from around the area of the rear wheels ???? I'm looking for some indication as to what direction to go now. If anybody can give me some insight to this wierd mess it would be of great appreciation!!!!!
#372 of 465 03 Dakota won't pass smog
Nov 21, 2009 (8:20 pm)
I was told I need a power steering switch for my truck to pass smog. Here's the kicker the factory never installed one. So now the dealer says we will install one for 500 bucks! Have any of you dakota owners run into this problem before? How did you pass smog?
#373 of 465 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [gofaster94]
Nov 21, 2009 (9:31 pm)
WOOOAAHHH. Something is fishy here.
It is up to the MANUFACTURER to guarantee emmissions... the owner should NEVER have to pay for this kind of stuff. Read the Federal Emmissions Warantee that comes with every vehicle sold in USA.
Besides, what does a power-steering switch have to do with emmissions-control? All the switch does is increase idle a tad when there is pressure in the line... thus keeping engine from stalling when you are mauvering in parking lots.
Personally - I think you are being fed a line of crp.
Are you CERTAIN they are talking about powersteering switch?
#374 of 465 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [gofaster94]
Nov 22, 2009 (12:24 pm)
Something smells fishy to me too. What does power steering have to do with emissions???
#375 of 465 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [srs_49]
Nov 22, 2009 (12:39 pm)
I would suggest testing PCV valve, hoses (make sure not old and clapsing) and the catalaytic converter test if they are saying your not passing emissions. good luck
#376 of 465 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [bpeebles]
Nov 23, 2009 (5:57 pm)
Power steering switch leak fluid through the wiring to the o2 sensor causing incorrect readings. check to see if 02 sensor plug is wet? If it is, change 02 and ps switch Glenn
#377 of 465 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [stinky324]
Nov 23, 2009 (6:17 pm)
I could understand that argument.... But the appender said their Dak DID NOT HAVE a PS switch??
#378 of 465 Re: Idle Surge and Hesitation/Surge while in Cruise Control [scheeler]
Nov 25, 2009 (10:20 pm)
Did you ever get an answer to your problem? I have a 2001 with the same problem: revs up high when cranked, surges as your driving at a steady speed (around 50), and idles higher while sitting at a light with the a/c on. I've had it to my mechanic 3 or 4 times, and he can't figure it out. No check engine light is on. Any help is greatly appreciated.