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#23 of 204 starting problems
Jun 30, 2007 (7:16 pm)
I have a dodge dakota 1993 3.9 litre. I had a problem starting it so replaced the coil, distributor and rotor..I then put gas in the throttle body and it started. I drove it a few days and had no problem, but today it wouldn't start again even with adding fuel again. Please before I take it to a gargage can anyone suggest what I could try. Thanks in advance Janet
#26 of 204 Replacing Ignition Cylinder
Jul 19, 2007 (6:53 am)
how do I replace my ignition cylinder on a 94' Dakota. Yesterday I turned the key and it went all the way to the Run position without making a noise or anything and just stayed there. It allows me to turn it all the way and back to start position. But its completely broken. What should I do
#27 of 204 Re: Replacing Ignition Cylinder [drumsetman]
Jul 21, 2007 (6:57 pm)
First you need a set of torx drivers, standard & security. Disconnect battery, remove plastic collar under steering wheel, to remove top piece you must unscrew tilt lever if you have tilt. Remove the three screws that hold switch in place, one screw will run through a small bracket with another sticking out,remove this screw once you have pulled the assy out,insert key turn till cyl starts out. in the end you will have to remove the key to get it completely out. Mine did the same thing,I broke it down and rigged it myself,but still need to buy one. Good luck.
#28 of 204 Re: 1992 dodge dakota inertia switch [dustyk]
Jul 21, 2007 (7:07 pm)
Is you truck a standard trans? Will the engine turn over at all? If not on my 95 theres a switch on the clutch rod under the dash.
#29 of 204 No fuel '97 Dak.
Aug 05, 2007 (7:16 am)
Won't start. Not getting fuel. Will start with starter fluid squirted in intake and runs until used up. Have broken the fuel line at a coupling just infront of the tank and cranked engine and no fuel AT ALL is pumped.
I have skinned back the wires to the pump to check for power and can find it on only one wire and only when cranking . Shouln't I get power to the oump when the key is in the run pos. or will the power stay on if the engine catches. What other sensors would be involved and where might they be located.
I want to be sure it is the pump befor I drop it.
This was replaced in '99 and also the crank sensor was replaced in '03 but not by me.
Any help would be appreciated. I don't want to drop the tank and replace the pump if it is a sensor.
The truck ran fine up to this point then won't start!
#30 of 204 PROBLEMS WITH DAKOTA STARTING
Aug 27, 2007 (7:30 am)
I have a 2001 Dak Quad 4.7 4x4 Auto with 55k miles and it used to start when i first turned the key, now it will turn over but not start, I turn the key off and back on to crank and it takes at least one to three more tries. Any Ideas would be great.
#31 of 204 PROBLEMS WITH DAKOTA STARTING
Sep 09, 2007 (1:33 pm)
My girlfriend's 2000 Dakota V-6 started the same thing a couple of weeks ago so I decided to change the spark plugs and check the wires for OHMS. During the process I found a bad wire and discovered that the truck had a distributor cap and rotor, which were in definite need of replacement. With new wires, cap, rotor and plugs it starts on the first try every time and runs great. Check those things out. Good luck.
#32 of 204 Re: PROBLEMS WITH DAKOTA STARTING [herb12]
Sep 10, 2007 (6:05 pm)
The 4.7 motor is coil-on-plug. It does not have spark plug wires, distributor cap or rotor.
This could be caused by a number of things, including no fuel delivery or no spark. Check to ensure the fuel pump is operating (this is fused, by the way) and check electrical connections. Suspect components could be a Crankshaft Position Sensor or Camshaft Position Sensor(s).