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#84 of 509 Dodge Dakota: Electrical Issue
Jun 10, 2007 (1:40 pm)
I have a 1994 Dodge Dakota SLT auto, 3.9L V6. It will not start. The fuel isn't getting any fire in the combustion chambers. First of all, I want to explain what started this problem, because I am at fault in causing this.
When this happened was exactly one year ago. I had a blown fuse in the Under-hood Power distribution center fuse box. It was the "40amp" Ignition system fuse. The engine was running when the fuse blew & instantly shut off. Well I was preparing to back up to my boat to hitch it up & go to the lake. Being that I was lazy & didn't want to go all the way to the store, I grabbed a "60amp" fuse from the glove box & put it in place on the blown 40amp fuse. The engine instantly started up. I backed up to my boat & as I was pulling the boat onto the hitch, The engine shut down once again. So I threw out that 60amp fuse and put a 40 back in it's place but the truck wouldn't start & it hasn't started since then & has been in my back yard since may, 2006.
I know I fried one of the various electrical components. My first suspicion was that I fried the Engine Management Computer(ECM). Please, any help is greatly appreciated.
The truck was such a good running dependable vehicle. I have had it for three years & only had to replace the radiator & water pump. It has 218996 miles on it & still runs great.
Since the 94 dakota was broke, I went & bought another one, a 1995 Dodge Dakota SLT 3.9L 5 Speed & I just need to know one thing for the 95 dakota, the engine is idling to low. How do I adjust the idle setting?
Again any help is greatly appreciated!!!
#85 of 509 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms
Jun 19, 2007 (1:48 pm)
The following just started after towing a horse trailer w/ac on( coincidence or not?)
The low beams will not turn on, highs work fine, highs and fog lights work at same time, (Not supposed to).
Remote entry stopped working, will not lock or unlock or operate panic mode. The timed interior lights do not work.
When vehicle starts to move one of the warning buzzer/bells goes on and stays on.
Truck drives and runs fine.
the only after market device is a electric brake box for trailer brakes ( installed by dealer.. for what that is worth).
All fuses good, have been pulled and reseated.
Any help or insight into this will be helpful
Thanks in advance
#86 of 509 Disconnect and Reconnect the battery
Jun 19, 2007 (4:59 pm)
OK guys ... here is one. I come out of the store and behold.. Sentry key does not unlock the doors. Maybe battery in Sentry key, NO. I then found (once I got home) that transfer case switch indicator no light, no head lights, no dome lights and rear window wipers don't work either. BUT ... when I disconnect the battery for 5 minutes and then reconnect ... everything works great. So needless to say all fuses are good. after driving a couple times, I am right back with the problem. So at this time .. I am only aware of the temporary fix. ANY IDEAS
#87 of 509 Re: Disconnect and Reconnect the battery [dodge01driver]
Jul 05, 2007 (6:14 pm)
I have the same problem, where you ever able to figure it out?
#88 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms [typhoon]
Jul 11, 2007 (6:52 pm)
I just began to have the same problems...Have you had any success in getting it fixed?
#89 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms [dyingdakota]
Jul 15, 2007 (7:16 am)
Same issue! No lights (flashes highbeam sometimes) no electronic locks. Lots of warning indicators flashing. Then drains battery.
#90 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms [dyingdakota]
Jul 16, 2007 (10:15 am)
I have just used the short term solution of disconnecting the battery for about ten minutes.? I haven't brought it to a dealership yet.. I am afraid .. very afraid.. of the cost
#91 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms [typhoon]
Jul 17, 2007 (9:11 am)
Did this work? any success?
#92 of 509 Possible radio/AC conflict?
Jul 18, 2007 (11:15 am)
We have a 2001 Dakota. We recently changed the factory radio with a JVC aftermarket. When the A/C and CD player are run at the same time, the CD stops playing and refuses to eject. WIth the A/C off, no problems. Anyone seen this before?
#93 of 509 Re: 2002 quad cab 4.7 slt 4x4 auto- mixed symptoms [typhoon]
Jul 18, 2007 (2:33 pm)
Hey did you ever get this fixed? I am having similar problems. I have searched on the internet and it seems to point to the Central Timer Module or Alarm Timer Module. It is located under the kickplate on the drivers side door... Have not changed mine yet...dealer price is $220, saw somebody got one from makeitmopar for $135....let me know if you get it fixed and I will do the same. Thanks.