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#76 of 194 Dodge Dakota (05) was towed in
Feb 28, 2010 (3:10 pm)
My 2005 Dodge Dakota (Quad Cab 2wd) check engine light came on this past Monday evening. Called my dad & he wanted to get "the codes". However, he could not get a code. I called made an appointment with my mechanic for Saturday-my truck seemed to be running fine! On Friday, I was sitting idle for appx 4 minutes & I began to accelerate and the truck wanted to die. I started home and within a mile my truck died. I tried to start it & moved a few feet & stalled. I did this many times to get off the main road. I called AAA & truck towed to local dealer Tow truck driver drove it off the ramp & service manager drove it in the shop. After diagnostic - EGR valve & Cam sensor (?) was the verdict. I have an extended warranty & I asked if it was covered, his answer was "EGR valve is, There are some maintenance issues" I asked "like what?" (Because I keep up with my maintenance in my truck.) He said "Ya know, spark plugs, tune ups". OK... well is the Cam sensor covered & he said that is what they are trying to figure out because of the maintenance issues. WHAT??? I dont have more than 55k miles. I am sure if there were those type of issues my mechanic would tell me. I keep up on the oil changes, etc! What does he mean by the 2nd part... what would the maintenance have to do with the failure of that Cam sensor?
#77 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota (05) was towed in [ladybug78]
Feb 28, 2010 (5:19 pm)
what would the maintenance have to do with the failure of that Cam sensor?
Not a dang thing!
#78 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota (05) was towed in [srs_49]
Feb 28, 2010 (7:50 pm)
I didnt think so... well I will hear his explanation tomorrow! sigh... Thank you for your reply!
#79 of 194 Re: '05 Dakota stalls when engine cold [dodgewoes]
Mar 20, 2010 (10:40 am)
What did this turn out to be, or did you ever get a fix, cause my truck does the same thing exactly.
#80 of 194 Re: '05 Dakota stalls when engine cold [homerjayswim]
Mar 21, 2010 (6:25 pm)
EGR valve & Cam sensor was the problem... new spark plugs too! UGH! Not covered by warranty. including an oil change $790 from the dealership...
Good luck to you!!!!
#81 of 194 Over-rev,under idle..
Apr 05, 2010 (9:13 am)
I recently purchased a 92 Dakota. Took it in for a complete tune up and system check. Now when I start the truck,it revs to 2800 rpm and stays there until I either shift to another gear or stomp the accelerator a couple times. Once on the road, it is fine until I come to a stop. That is when the engine tries to stall. Im kinda confused because it seems to be one problem with 2 different symptoms.
Apr 09, 2010 (9:45 am)
1990 Dakota 3.9l. Idles rough gave it plugs wires cap rotor replaced the computer and O2 sensor fuel pressure reg and the M.A.P. sensor.When idling rough it's dumping way to much fuel insted of a light mist it's flowing like it's wide open.Cat. after about 10 min. starts glowing red from excive fuel the cats not clogged.Any ideas out there.
#83 of 194 90' Dakota, ignition problem, 3.9,auto
Jun 01, 2010 (7:48 am)
My Dakota has recently started to dye out at idle and at highway speeds. While traveling at highway speeds it will re start while still in drive. At slower speeds it needs to be put into neutral and cranked over and generally starts within seconds. Sometimes acts right for miles, sometimes dies out many times. Runs smooth not rough. Ignition dropping out? Thats what I think. 1990, 3.9 V-6, auto, Throttle body, 167,000k. Wondering if anyone else has had this problem and is it common to this model/year. Any suggestions or experience that you could share? No codes after "key dancing" Just 55 meaning check is over. Thanks...Elwell
#84 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [dustyk]
Jun 01, 2010 (10:20 am)
Hi, I need your advice on this please.
I Have a 2000 Dakota Quad Cab, 4.7L 4X4.
In my earlier post the advice I was given by the dealer and one transmission shop was that my torque converter was slipping during interlock. The problem was more noticeable after my tires got balanced. When truck in neutral or at any speed smooth, no tire balance problems. Now in an attempt to get a third opinion, one shop advised that I have a clogged fuel injector. They claimed computer showed, pass side bank was running a little rich. He concluded the torque converter was not bad after getting the truck to breakdown or sputter without the interlock engaged at any speed as long as motor rpms were below 2500. Now I can feel it too. He advised STP fuel injector cleaner at a high concentrate and blow it out on the freeway. After doing just that with no change in sputter (actually after a few passes on the freeway with a very heavy foot it sputtered worse). After that he felt a clogged injector or failing injector was the problem. I bought two injectors and he put them in, no change, he moved them and still no change.
**Please note that during all this I have no engine code.
He also replaced the TPS, no fix. Another mechanic felt that one of the coils might be breaking down. I bought one and put it in and test drove it in all 8 positions, no fix.
To date, the symptoms and attempted fixes have been as follows:
First felt vibration at 45 mph
Started feeling it more, went to dealer.
Drove a week and began to feel more noticeably.
After fuel injector cleaner, no fix, maybe worse.
The problem feels like a very week spark or misfire below 2500 rpms, also slight sputter or hesitation during hard acceleration.
Transmission fluids slightly dirty, had them change it.
Old worn plugs, changed myself with exact replacements and proper gap settings (0.40).
Tires out of balance, Balanced them.
Flash Updates for ECM and TCM, updated them.
Went home $450 lighter, still not fixed.
Torque Converter slipping during interlock. Both stated by dealer and first tranny shop.
or possible bad TCM (no codes)
Got engine to "misfire or sputter" without interlock engaged, not torque converter.
Clogged injector, ran truck hard with double dose of STP, no fix.
Bought 2 injectors and moved them around, no fix.
Possible bad or faulty coil, bought one and played ring around the motor, no fix.
Currently I'm out over $600 and fells worst than when I started.
No OBD codes.
Thanks for your help,
#85 of 194 Re: 93 Dakota - Intermittent fuel pump problem? [bhc69]
Jun 02, 2010 (2:31 am)
Maybe changing the FUEL FILTER will help.