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#371 of 467 no more lights in or out
Nov 06, 2009 (6:41 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 467 03 Dakota won't pass smog
Nov 21, 2009 (7:20 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 467 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [gofaster94]
Nov 21, 2009 (8:31 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 467 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [gofaster94]
Nov 22, 2009 (11:24 am)
Something smells fishy to me too. What does power steering have to do with emissions???
#375 of 467 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [srs_49]
Nov 22, 2009 (11:39 am)
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 467 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [bpeebles]
Nov 23, 2009 (4:57 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 467 Re: 03 Dakota won't pass smog [stinky324]
Nov 23, 2009 (5:17 pm)
I could understand that argument.... But the appender said their Dak DID NOT HAVE a PS switch??
#378 of 467 Re: Idle Surge and Hesitation/Surge while in Cruise Control [scheeler]
Nov 25, 2009 (9:20 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.
Dec 06, 2009 (8:47 am)
hello need help my oil pump went off and the last time it did this i changed the oil and only put in synthetic it cleared it now its doing it again but now there is gas in my oil i had a chevy once that had gas in the oil and i had to replace the head gaskets will i have to do the same thing it hasnt lock up but im afraid to start it dont want to catch on fire dip stick is showing over fill on oil but gas is present help
#380 of 467 Re: gas in my oil [hawaiipup]
Dec 06, 2009 (9:03 am)
I think your truck's problem could be a bad / stuck injector.
And the length of your sentence is impressive.