Last post on Mar 06, 2013 at 10:47 AM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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#186 of 195 Re: 2000 Dakota won't stay running [duffsdakota]
Jan 18, 2012 (5:20 pm)
If that were my truck I'd check the fuel pump pressure and output. Sounds like there's enough gas getting in to start but not keep running. Could also be that cute little screen on the pump intake in the fuel tank. Cheers
#187 of 195 '97 Dakota 5.2 chipped w/ cold air intake 125K miles
Jan 19, 2012 (11:39 am)
My truck will not start, it turns over but it seems like there is no spark or its not getting fuel. I used starter fluid with the throttle body open and it still wont start. There is no check engine light and I do hear the fuel pump when I turn the key. I get a code 55 when I turn the ignition 3 times, but I always get that code. It will crank until the battery wears down. I have not checked for spark yet.
#188 of 195 2000 dodge dakota v6 no high idle start
Mar 22, 2012 (6:45 pm)
Hi I have a 2000 dodge dakota sport v6
I have no high idle start and my check engine light is not on
It does start but takes a bit to start when it is cold once it warms up it will start right up
any ideas please help!!!!!!!
#189 of 195 Starting Problems
Sep 27, 2012 (6:40 pm)
Been having some starting issues with my 2000 Dodge Dakota, 4 Cylinder, Manual Stick. Thus far I've replaced the starter, the battery, & the Alternator. It ran fine for half the day today, then all of a sudden, it won't start, I turn the key and hear one click. What's the problem?
#190 of 195 Re: Starting Problems [benhca]
Sep 27, 2012 (8:34 pm)
Had exact problem for about 1 year. I had no idea what to do. I was suggested replacing a fuel pump on top of fuel tank by other dodge owners who had the same problem. Decided to take that chance and sure indeed fixed it. Later I found out that this problem is common in Dodges. Bad pumps have difficulty building up fuel pressure when starting engine. Once pressure builts up it starts fine. New pump will take care of this. THis problem is very, very common on these cars.
#191 of 195 94 Dakota Sport won't start, all new parts
Oct 14, 2012 (2:43 am)
I am at my wits end with this truck. I bought it and did a full tune up with new plugs and wires, distributor and rotor, etc. Then all of a sudden one day I drove to the gas station on my way to work, shut the truck off, and when I went to start it up I had no power. No lights, no dash, nothing. Then after 15 minutes the thing started up like it had never happened. I had the truck tested and they said my battery was bad and my starter was bad, both on separate occasions and so I replaced them. Now it's doing the same thing again only this time I have power and it just clicks when I turn the key so I know the starter is engaging. It's been getting colder but it did this in the summer so it's not a cold weather thing. The battery tests fine and the starter is brand new. Transmission... ignition... alternator...? Does anyone out there have the same problem or know what I have to do to fix this?
#192 of 195 wont start in wet weather
Jan 03, 2013 (2:28 pm)
I have a 99 Dodge Dakota. When its wet outside truck will not start. It cranks over fine. I dont give it any gas at all being fuel injection. I've had to let it sit for 2 days before. I switched gas. A mechanic said it is a vacuum problem. I must keep it in the garage. I just died going down the road but luckily started. Please help
#193 of 195 95 dodge dakota hard start
Jan 13, 2013 (4:53 am)
`95 dodge dakota 3.9 v6 230,000 miles auto tran. 4wd has been running good till yesterday. Went to start it and no go-had plenty of battery. I let sit for few minutes and put jumper cables on it-I pumped and held down footfeet and it finally started. Is there any wires or relays I can check to make sure fuel pump is getting power? If so where are the relays and fuel pump power wire. On my other car I can actually hear fuel pump running for a few seconds seconds when I turn key to on position. Can`t hear on dodge pickup-help!
#195 of 195 97 Dakota: No Hot Restart
Mar 06, 2013 (10:47 am)
I've had my 1997 3.9L Dakota with 110K about 4 months, it appears to be all original and in excellent condition. In the last week it starts easily, runs great, but will not crank to restart after I drive ~25 minutes to work. By lunchtime it will start. It's happened consistently 10-12 times now, a couple of times I've driven 5-10 minutes and it restarts easily. All accessories work - just no cranking. When it does not start the ABS light stays on when the key is on. The check engine light is not on.
The 3-on's with the ignition key do not show any trouble codes - I'm not sure if this is correct for a '97? I have not had it scanned for codes.
Running at speed the dash voltage gauge indicates ~15 volts, at idle I measured 14 volts at the battery.
Does a '97 have the infamous Splice #115? Any ideas?