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#86 of 204 Just won' start 2000 Dodge dakota
Feb 20, 2009 (12:37 pm)
I have a 2000 dodge dakota with the 5.9l in it. She's been really good to me, starts like a gem. It sat for maybe 7-10 days and it got a little cold out. I went to start it and nothing, I thought it was probably the battery. Replaced battery and still nothing. A friend said it might be the starter sometimes the cylinoids stick. O.K. replaced the starter, still nothing. Any ideas, when I say nothing happens I mean gauges work but no turn over, virtually no noise even. IT is an auto,gas fuel and 68000Km on it. Thanks
#87 of 204 2003 dodge dakota
Mar 04, 2009 (10:03 am)
My dakota doesnt always want to shift into gear. It sits like its in nuetral or sputters when beginning to drive. took to auto zone they said code was for small vacumm leak but everything was checked. he suggested it could be trans selonoid.
#88 of 204 Starting Problems
Mar 12, 2009 (9:07 am)
I have a 97 dakota 3.9 I was on my way to work one morning going about 50 and it just cut off and i couldn't get it to restart until about 10mins later but ever sense that morning now my truck turns over and over for about 5 to 6 secs and then cranks before it always fired right up can any one help me
#89 of 204 92 dodge dakota start problem
Mar 24, 2009 (6:59 am)
#90 of 204 92 dodge dakota start problem
Mar 24, 2009 (6:59 am)
Help!!! my 92 dodge dakota cranks but wont start in the morning. once started it runs like a champ but will cut off sometime while driving. I have replaced the PCM, crank sensor, and have tuned it up with new plugs and wires. I'm thinking it electrical because somethimes i can disconnect the PCM and reconnect and it starts. any suggestion to resolve this problem? the engine is a V8 5.2. Thanks
#91 of 204 1998 Dodge Dakota not starting
Apr 03, 2009 (9:43 am)
I have no idea about vehicles. My Dakota has been sitting for months. Due to the fact that my brake pedal was going allt he way to the floor when I tried to stop. My g/f has been driving me to work, and she is frusterated with me. I would go out every few days and make sure that it still started. It did everytime. It had been about 2 months since i had started it until today. I finally decided to take it to a mechanic, and when I went out and started it, it fired right up. Then about a minute later it just shut off and will not start again. I can smell fuel when I crank it over. So I just assumed it was flooded. But like I said, I have no clue about auto repairs and would appreciate some help. If anyone knows what the problem could be that would be great. Thanx
#92 of 204 Re: 2003 dodge dakota [rosegring]
Jul 10, 2009 (7:17 am)
My 03 Dakota is starting to the same thing. Was the fix for your dakota the trans selonoid? Informed that mine could be a variety of things, trying to narrow down if possible.
#93 of 204 Re: Starting Problems When Cold [ronslakie1]
Jul 14, 2009 (7:34 pm)
Could it be that when it sits out all night, there is condensation buildup on the spark plug wires and if they are old, they are arcing to the engine and not getting full spark to the plugs? Then, after it has warmed up and dried, the problem goes away. Try starting it in the dark when the engine is cool and see if you can see any evidence of sparking. Just a thought.
#94 of 204 97 Dakota-Replaced starter, still doesn't start. Now what?
Jul 27, 2009 (8:00 pm)
I have a 1997 Dakota with the 5.2l. Replaced the starter, but still wont start. When I turn the key, I hear one click from engine area and then nothing. Lights stay brightly burning and have all dash and instrumentation lights staying on before, during, and after trying to start. What should I check next?
#95 of 204 Starting prpoblem
Jul 28, 2009 (12:26 am)
Check your battery cable (pos) for corrosion or a break. Also check your GROUND!!!
I'm not sure on this year but my Dakota has a starter relay in the small electrical box drivers side.
You might also try the DODGE Forem, this sight specically for dodges only.
Good Luck! Rick J