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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#146 of 191 Re: Mender [alanart]
Sep 03, 2011 (3:04 pm)
I tried to get a replacement fuel filter/pressure regulator for mine and the
aftermarket parts place all told me "no listing" on this. You are forced to
buy the entire fuel module at a cost of several hundred dollars! What
a scam! Besides that, you have to drop the tank, and in order to do
that, you have to have the truck on a hoist with a way of supporting the
#147 of 191 Re: Mender [carverman]
Sep 04, 2011 (7:25 am)
You should get an aftermarket fuel pressure guage and watch it while you re-create the no-idle situation. If it is lower than normal while experiencing idle problem, there's the culprit. Before dropping the tank, check for kinked fuel lines. Isn't there an in-line fuel filter as well as the one in the tank?
#148 of 191 Re: Mender [alanart]
Sep 04, 2011 (11:31 pm)
I'm not the one with the idle problem. I was replying to "mismysilverado"
who was or still is. Yes, I do have a aftermarket fuel pressure guage and
Haynes manual on my Dakota, and check my fuel pressure on occasion..no problems there and I don't have a rough idle condition.
You are right that once the fuel pressure drops below 45psi, the truck will
stall at some point. There is NO inline fuel filter on the Dakota, (at least
my 1998), I have checked underneath.
As far as the stalling condition he mentioned, the ASD and the Fuel pump
relay are controlled by the PCM. The ASD shuts down the injectors and
the ignition coil or coils and the Fuel pump relay controls the fuel pump.
If the PCM senses loss of timing from either the Crank or Cam sensors,
it will shut down both.
Sep 08, 2011 (4:08 am)
I got my fuel pump on ebay for 200 dollars and its an acdelco you cant beat that, also if you dont care of the brand advaced auto has them for 180 or 190 dollars check it out.
#150 of 191 Re: Mender [mismysilverado]
Sep 08, 2011 (4:57 am)
Thanks for the info. The only problem is with that is that you have to order
them ahead of time and carry one with you in the truck at all times..otherwise, if the fuel pump fails on the road, it's towed into the nearest repair garage of your choice and the fuel pump is replaced at
the garage's price, which will be a lot higher than e-bay.
Based on my Dakota's past history of failure, I carry certain spare parts
with me in the truck at all times such as:
wheel bearing hub
and of course fuses, a OBDII code reader and a Haynes manual.
This year, I've added a spare TPS sensor after having transmission shifting
issues which turned out to be FINALLY a TSS sensor on the transmission.
I don't know if this is another one of those hall effect sensors, but for a
while it wasn't providing any clues (codes) and I had a lot of high rpm
hard (pressure) upshifts, until finally one day, the check engine light
came on and I read the code for the TSS (Transmission Speed Sensor).
#151 of 191 Re: Cranking and taking too long to start [carverman]
Sep 14, 2011 (8:03 am)
If i have to replace the crank and cam shaft sensors do they have to be oem?
#152 of 191 Re: Cranking and taking too long to start [mismysilverado]
Sep 16, 2011 (12:59 pm)
No, not necessarily.
I have a spare cam sensor ($30) in my glove compartment, which
is an aftermarket NieHoff AL437.
My spare TPS sensor is a STANDARD, (standardbrand.com)
#153 of 191 Re: 97 Dodge Dakota V6, Stalling at Idle [joe71885]
Sep 22, 2011 (3:28 pm)
Thank you I started with the cheapest fix and it worked. I could not believe how dirty the butterfly was.
#154 of 191 Re: 90' Dakota, ignition problem, 3.9,auto [brentlindal]
Oct 27, 2011 (9:44 am)
I too am in the same boat. Mine is a 92 dakota with the 3.9 auto with 221,000 miles on it it had been running fine with no rough idle or any thing obvious. it would just die some times at idle sometimes under power on the interstate and sumtimes when slowing down. it usually restarts easily but some times it is a little stubborn. it might do it once aday up to f times a day or it may go for weeks with out stalling. its as if some thing just turned to motor off. when it runs it is smoth and has no performance issues. it just intermittantly dies for no apparent reason. I ave checked engine code and come up with no problems in computer, I have recently changed out gas tank, filter, new batt had alternator tested every thing looks good and tests fine but it still stalls intermittantly........HELP
#155 of 191 Re: 90' Dakota, ignition problem, 3.9,auto [altonwhitejr1]
Oct 27, 2011 (10:03 am)
Check msg 105. The part about the computer connection. Could be many things, but my problem ended up being the computer 's internal connections.
Notice the part about the Check Engine Light not coming on. That is a hint there may be something wrong with the computer module.
Good luck with it.