Last post on Oct 12, 2012 at 7:46 AM
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#183 of 191 Re: 1192 Dakota, running rough, dying, surging... [nova4life]
Jul 17, 2012 (8:21 pm)
Check distributer shaft play....3/8 inch back and forth is allowed.
If OK when it dies is the check engine light on with key forward. if yes does it start. (intermittent problem) If check engine light not on with key forward and when you crank it does not start replace the PCM about $155 at advance
this is what fixed mine.
Hope this is helpful to you.
#184 of 191 dodge dakota stalling out problems
Sep 16, 2012 (6:51 pm)
#185 of 191 dodge dakota stalling out problems
Sep 16, 2012 (6:51 pm)
hey im new to the car/truck scene, i just bought a 02 dodge dakota automatic v6 2x4 ext cab. its my first automobile, and ive had a few problems with it. when in reverse going up a hill, its very easy to stall out. when i take tight turns in parking lots or culdisacks where i have the wheel completely turned one direction, it stalls out (in drive or reverse). and finally sometimes when i put it in drive or reverse, it sticks in neutral even though it says im in gear on the dash. i asked a few friends and got different answers from all of them ranging from turn a few wrenches to buy a whole new transmission.
i would appreciate the help and advice god bless
#186 of 191 1993 dodge dakota starting hard
Sep 20, 2012 (10:19 am)
we bough our son a 93 dakota 2wd v6 and sometimes it will just click and then sometimes it will start and it usually has to sit for awhile to start and when it does it starts really hard like the engines dragging. we have put in new battery , starter, and fuel filter we were thinking it was the fuel pump but not sure. when its running it runs ok and doesnt stall. any suggetions
#187 of 191 98 V6 Dakota Idles Rough and Stalls
Sep 29, 2012 (8:00 pm)
I was trying to help my daughter with her 98 V6 Dakota truck. When started it will not idle on its own, then dies. I restart the truck and keep a higher idle speed (foot on gas pedal) and it runs rough. When put in gear it will die unless the idle is high enough. Once on the road it will die at every stop unless I can keep the idle high. When driving over 40-50 mph there is no problem with the truck. On the road, when the truck dies, sometimes it starts right back up and sometimes I have to wait about 45 minutes before it will start again. To add another twist, sometimes the truck starts and runs fine with no problems at all. No error codes show up as the check engine light has never come on.
My first thought was the fuel filter but it seems the filter and pump are 1 unit located inside the gas tank. I do not want to spend 250.00 for a new fuel pump when I am not sure that is the problem. I am an old timer and have overhauled many engines and transmissions but that was before they turned cars/trucks into computers.
I have read many post here that point to the IAC (Idle Air Control) but I wanted to ask others for any other options.
Thanks for any help,
#188 of 191 Re: 98 V6 Dakota Idles Rough and Stalls [charlesef]
Sep 30, 2012 (1:26 am)
I would go with the fuel pump which is in the tank or the fuel filter, that is under the door, on a 1992 v8 anyway. It really sounds like a fuel problem. Hope it helps , but I'm not a mechanic. Good luck.
#189 of 191 Re: 98 V6 Dakota Idles Rough and Stalls [charlesef]
Sep 30, 2012 (11:42 pm)
I would first try the $50 IAC which is easy to replace.
#190 of 191 Re: 98 V6 Dakota Idles Rough and Stalls [charlesef]
Oct 12, 2012 (7:46 am)
I just wanted to report back that the problem turned out to be a bad muffler. The muffler was replaced and state inspection done for $65.00 total.
I would never have thought about the muffler.
Thanks for all the help,