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#88 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [cactus93]
Jul 20, 2010 (9:24 pm)
Hey I am having the exact problem and my mechanic has now cleaned my throttle body and I have changed the MAP and TPS sensors with no fix.... now my mech is running tests on the torque converter as well as the IAC.... honestly i am really hoping it is the IAC because i bought this 2000 dakota quad cab 2wd 4.7 with 98k two months ago and so far the a/c compressor locked up and then this whole situation with the stalling. I am now debating on reselling the truck as soon as its fixed and trying again with another truck.
#89 of 194 Re: 2002 3.9l Dodge Dakota with automatic transmission that stalls in reverse. [bcbaxter]
Jul 21, 2010 (5:12 am)
Athough my Dakota is a 1990, it's 3.9 with auto was dying while running and then starting again after a min. If traveling fast enough, it would dye and jerk and restart itself while still in drive. Finally changed the distributor and it's module and that did the trick. Modules come premounted in the distributor. $60! Autozone.
#90 of 194 Dodge Dakota
Jul 24, 2010 (8:15 am)
I have 98 Dodge Dakota 4 X 4. For the last 12-18 months I have had problems with the motor cutting off as I am driving. I have had new plug wires, new PCM, new Cat convertor. Had numerous mechanics look at it, including dealership who replaced the PCM for $700.00. Still same problem. It cuts off at different intervals, hot cold, freshly started or after running for a while. Besides being irritating, it is very dangerous. Had a couple of close calls because of this. If can't find an answer here, will junk it.
Hope someone can help.
Thanks in advance,
#91 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota [rtjmo]
Jul 24, 2010 (9:28 am)
My 1990 Dakota did exactly the same thing as you describe. Very hard to troubleshoot. In the end it was the distributor and or module within. $60 at Autozone. Never had another problem.
#92 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota [rtjmo]
Jul 26, 2010 (6:11 am)
have your mechanic check to see if the torque converter is stuck on the tranny that could make it die when you come to a stop kinda feels as if you are being pushed slightly from behind. or get him to check the IAC motor sometime they get stuck. My mechanic is checking them right now on mine will post when i get an answer. And when i get mine fixed im selling it....
#93 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota [bcbaxter]
Aug 05, 2010 (8:29 am)
well my mechanic didn't fix anything and i have no clue what to do..... i hate this truck.
#94 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota [bcbaxter]
Aug 05, 2010 (1:06 pm)
I'll post this again. I was very glad when my Daktoa nightmare ended and it was not an easy troubleshoot. BUT. Mine is a 1990 3.9 V6 with auto...180000mi. Yea it started dying out and became more and more frequent. It would start back up after a few mins. Many dangerous stalls in traffic. Turned out to be the distributor and module within. $60 at autozone. Running great ever since!
#95 of 194 Re: Dodge Dakota [bcbaxter]
Aug 07, 2010 (4:01 am)
I am with you on this one. Never own another Chrysler product again. So wish I had traded when they had the cash for clunkers deal. Now guess I will sell it to the junk yard. Sorry about yours, I certainly know how frustrating it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
#96 of 194 HEEEELLLLPPPP
Aug 13, 2010 (9:37 pm)
So anybody have any answer to my situation.... a 90 v6 isn't the same type engine.
#97 of 194 Re: stalling when put in gear [drclaypool]
Aug 13, 2010 (10:02 pm)
Hey any news on how to fix the problem