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#21 of 194 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse.
Aug 27, 2008 (10:35 am)
Truck is tuned up, changed IAC motor, had decarbon done. Stalls always when cold in reverse sometimes it does stall in drive, but not as often. Aside from the stalling it runs great. Had solenoid that controls TCC changed and that did not help. This problem is driving me crazy. Had a mechanic freind change the O2 sensors to solve another problem (cat efficiency codes). When he brought the truck back he said there is a leak at tranny shifter seal and kick down band adjuster and it stalls in reverse. Before he did the work on the truck it would stall in reverse once in a while. Don't know if he disturbed something while working under there, but now it's all the time when engine is cold. HELP!!
#22 of 194 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse.
Aug 27, 2008 (12:48 pm)
To add to my post. The stalling in reverse stops doing it after the temperature gauge is pointing to the half way mark. In other words once it's up to running temperature it runs fine. I am really out of ideas. When I took the truck into the dealers to have the tranny leak fixed I asked them to address the stalling problem. They said it did not do it for them, but when I drove out of their parking lot it stalled in reverse on me and I don't live far away from them so it's not like the engine had time to cool down. They just did not know what the problem was.
#23 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [mohawk120]
Sep 07, 2008 (2:16 pm)
Have you been able to pull a fault code out of the computer?
#24 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [dustyk]
Sep 08, 2008 (5:04 am)
That's the strange thing. I not getting codes!
#25 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [mohawk120]
Sep 11, 2008 (6:54 pm)
How are the shifts: 1-2, 2-3, 3-4?
Is there any indication of a harsh engagement from neutral to drive or reverse?
At the moment I cannot think of an engine management component or common principal that could cause this symptom only in reverse. My initial thinking is this could be a transmission problem.
A locked up converter would cause stalling in drive as well. However, at drive away one usually starts at launch and continues to some road speed. In reverse, one usually launches then quickly reduces speed. This type of scenario could be masking a problem that exists in forward motion, too.
A hanging converter clutch or band might cause this symptom that only seems to manifest itself in reverse. I think a broken planetary gearset could also give you this problem. You have a 42RE transmission. Converter clutch and sticky shift solenoids are a couple of the more common component problems, broken bands and/or planetary gears very, very rarely.
Just as an aside, what is the transmission history on this vehicle? Has it ever been repaired or rebuilt? Have you performed routine transmission maiontenance? How many miles on this truck?
#26 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [dustyk]
Sep 12, 2008 (4:19 am)
I thought tranny also. Lately it's been stalling in drive more often. I took it into Meineke on Dundas St here in London. Steve that works there is a good touble shooter and he found a bad crankshaft sensor. So it does not stall anymore. Thanks for all the great ideas guys. This is a helpfull forum!
#27 of 194 Re: Stalls when put in reverse [wlblack]
Sep 12, 2008 (5:31 am)
If the truck stalls in drive, even once in a while, it could be your crankshaft sensor. My truck stalled always in reverse, but sometimes in drive. Which made me focus only on the stalling in reverse. As time went on it stalled in drive more often and that's when we changed the focus and solved the problem.
#28 of 194 93 Dakota - Intermittent fuel pump problem?
Sep 19, 2008 (1:47 pm)
Two nights ago my 93 Dakota 4X4 with a v6 started running roughly, then died and wouldn't start. I checked the fuel line test port and no gas came out. Also, I heard no sound from the fuel pump when turning the key to the on position. I dropped the tank and pulled the fuel pump out. Then, with the pump outside of the tank, I hooked the electrical plug back up to the pump and turned the key to "on". This time, the pump kicked on, and in fact the car started (just on what gas was left in the pump). Not certain what the exact problem was, I put everything back together and drove around town for a few hours, when the same problem occurred. Should I conclude that the pump is bad? I've had fuel pumps go on other cars in the past, but they did not die intermittently like this.
Thanks for any advice.
#29 of 194 Re: 93 Dakota - Intermittent fuel pump problem? [bhc69]
Sep 20, 2008 (1:28 pm)
My sister had a Buick Regal with an intermittent fuel pump. It took over a year for the dealer to solve the problem, too.
My first suspicion is you have an intermittent electrical connection, especially on a vehicle that old. Another problem could be an intermittent ASD or fuel pump relay.
#30 of 194 Re: 93 Dakota - Intermittent fuel pump problem? [dustyk]
Sep 20, 2008 (4:31 pm)
Thanks for the advice. This morning it died and I tried switching relays around with no luck, then checked the wiring from the PDC to the firewall but found no breaks. I bit the bullet and spent $200 on a new fuel pump, put that in and the truck runs fine now -- knock on wood.