Last post on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:47 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
What is this discussion about?
Dodge Dakota, Truck
#13 of 123 Re: backfire and loss of power [dustyk]
Mar 23, 2007 (12:44 pm)
This problem only occurs once or twice a month...Loss of power, backfires, engine does not shutdown but is extremly rough. After a few minutes of driving down the highway the engine will clear out and all will be fine again. I have gone thru many tanks of gas so it is not bad gas. Had tune up of truck. Problems occure at any time,,,under load, going down a smoothe highway, driving thru town at 30 MPH. There is no common cause to this problem.
2003 Dodge Dakota 38,000 miles 6 cylinder engine 4X4
#14 of 123 Re: backfire and loss of power [nbachelder]
Mar 24, 2007 (5:47 am)
Have you tried pulling a trouble code from the PCM using the ignition switch?
#15 of 123 Re: backfire and loss of power [dustyk]
Apr 17, 2007 (4:55 pm)
Have you checked the O2 sensors? My dakota (97 sport V6 engine) was doing the same thing.
#16 of 123 can't find the problem!!
May 26, 2007 (10:34 am)
We have a 2002 Dodge Dakota Sport 4x2 V8 4.7L. We've had less than 2 years and have spent a lot of money trying to fix a problem that seems to elude everybody. Engine will bog down, then check engine light will come on. Tranny code P0845 will show up at Autozone, which they say is Trans fluid pressure sensor code. Dealership says no code P0845 exists for truck. They show problem with trans code 2C pressure test failure and say that is "uncommon code". Dealer replaced trans filter, flushed, and replaced trans pan, which they say was leaking. 2 months later, same problem. Same code at Autozone P0845, which dealer still says does not exist for truck. When Autozone turns check engine light off, truck runs better with no bogging, but problem will still eventually pop up at inconvenient times. Is trans going out? Is it simply a sensor problem? Is something affecting sensors? Wiring? What is going on here? Truck is a pain in the a**.
#17 of 123 resetting mil on 2004 dakota
Jun 18, 2007 (4:08 pm)
i have a 04 dakota with a 4.7.
the check engine light came on.
i have no problems with the truck at all.
how do i reset the light myself?
#18 of 123 Re: resetting mil on 2004 dakota [b36]
by KCRam@Edmunds HOST
Jun 18, 2007 (8:10 pm)
you want to check the coes first before worrying about resetting. With the engine off, tun the ignition to key to ON (not start) and rapidly cycle the key to OFF-ON-OFF-ON and then leave it there in ON. Watch your odometer readout and it will tell you what computer code triggered the light. You can find code descriptions all over the internet if you search on "Dodge Dakota" and the code number (usually P followed by a 4-digit number).
If it was something like a loose fuel cap, the light will reset itself after a few days.
kcram - Pickups Host
#19 of 123 codes: p1294(target idle rpm not reaching +200???
Jun 27, 2007 (4:34 pm)
i have this code on my 1997 dakots 2wd, with the 2.4 4 cylinder, 5 speed.. no air.. any input would be great.. i also had a po108 (map sensor voltage to high).so i changed the map senser and that went away..also :po320:: (no crank dif signal pcm) no clue whT THE HECK THAT WAS.. ANY INPUT?? HELP PLEASE.. THAKS.. CHRIS
#20 of 123 Please help!!!
Jul 01, 2007 (8:50 am)
I am the one above.. now my problem has vanished and the truck is running better than ever! I am clueless!! i keep getting the code idle rpm doesnt reach +200 rpm??? very didturbing this keeps going in and out.. the map senser code was taken care of with the change of the sensor itself.. now i havent a clue????? any input would be great.. thanks..
#21 of 123 Re: Please help!!! [crowe5]
Jul 07, 2007 (7:49 am)
Well, its been a while but I suspect the P0320 code is being triggered by an intermittent crankshaft position sensor, a common problem on older vehicle of that year.
The "PRM doesn't reach target" might be caused by a bad throttle position sensor, also a common problem. Or, you have a binding Idle Speed Solenoid (or Motor, depending on the year).
#22 of 123 Diagnostic Codes P0340 and P1494 help
Aug 10, 2007 (11:01 pm)
I need a little help understanding two diagnostic codes that I am seeing on my 2002 4WD 3.9L V6 Dodge Dakota Club Cab SXT Pickup.
P0340 - (M) No CAM signal At PCM No fuel sync.
I am assuming that this is a faulty or shorted Crankshaft sensor but I am not sure. Looking for a little advice on possible solutions and or the location of this sensor and any tips on changing it.
P1494 - (M) Leak Detection Pump Sw or Mechanical Fault Incorrect input state.
This code did not show up until just after taking the vehicle to the dealer for an oil change. I strongly suspect intentional damage at the dealership, but I am powerless to do anything about it.
Anyhow any additional info on the two engine codes above will be appreciated.