Last post on Dec 22, 2012 at 4:52 PM
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#29 of 38 Re: help please [gerany]
Feb 25, 2010 (9:52 am)
if it's a hot start problem meaning starts fine with the motor cold i.e. in the morning
then its probably the ecm under the disturbter'
#30 of 38 Re: Repairing/replacing fuel line at pump - '97 Dakota 2WD [tommy97]
Feb 25, 2010 (10:00 am)
what i did was put the copper tubing in one side of the plastic line. find a piece of neoprine hose about 6" long id just larger then the plastic hose believe mine was 5/16" slide it on the other side make sure the copper tube and the rubber hose are approx. the same length now slide the coppe tube in the other side, the push the hose back over the copper tube now clamp all three down together make sure you are using strong clamps not the cheap china ones
the copper tube prevents the plastic pipe from crushing the noeprine hose is what makes it leak proof
#31 of 38 fuel pump no power
Mar 12, 2010 (6:51 pm)
I have a 94' Dakota, 4x4, auto, V8. Today I lost power to my fuel pump. I changed the pump and swapped the relays. According to the dealer, there are no other switches etc in the fuep circut. Any ideas on what to look for? This is my first major problem since buying the truck.
#32 of 38 97 Dakota Fuel Problem?
Mar 14, 2010 (11:05 am)
I have a 97 Dakota, 4x4, V8, that I just installed a 3" lift on. Prior to the lift, running great. Immediately after installing the lift, it will not run. I start it up and it kind of surges, it will continue to idle indefinitely, but dies as soon as I try to put it in gear. Also, the fuel gauge now reads 0 and the DTE displays "OC". I know that there is at least a half of tank of gas though.
I tried switching out the relay, which fixed the problem for about four seconds.
#33 of 38 91 dakota
Mar 14, 2011 (10:27 pm)
Ok so i have a 91 dakota with the 3.9 v6. when i barely push push on the gas peddle it sputters and wants to die it does it when its warm and cold but its just that one spot every where else is fine except the one spot when i barely push on the peddle runs fine except that spot
Any advice thanks!!
Apr 05, 2011 (8:19 am)
I have a 2003 Dakota 2wd 6 cyl., and whenever I back up and stop to put the truck in gear, it just shuts off. it seems like it has to be a fuel delivery system problem but i have no idea what it might be.
#35 of 38 Re: help !! [bambuild10]
Jul 09, 2011 (3:50 am)
I have a '98 V8 (318) the fuel pump is controlled by the fuel pump relay
which is controlled by the PCM (power control module)/engine management
computer. Assuming the fuses are good, the fuel pump relay controls fuel
delivery to the fuel rail/injectors. (normal operating pressure is 45-50 psi)
If the engine is running, pulling the fuel pump relay will stop the fuel pump
(located in fuel tank) from running and once the pressure in the fuel rail
bleeds down to less than 25 psi, the fuel injectors will stop working and
the engine dies being starved of fuel.
Assumption here is that your V8 is similar to mine and has the same
The ASD (auto shutdown relay) will kill the injectors, and ignition coil.
It is controlled by the PCM. The check engine light will probably come on.
For the ASD relay to NOT operate..all sensors need to be functional.
For the ASD relay to operate any one of the Critical sensors indicating
some kind of fault to the PCM (camshaft or crankshaft) . The PCM
will de-energize both the both the fuel pump relay and the ASD relay.
is in the fuel pump module
#36 of 38 Re: in line fuel filter 1995 dodge dakota v6 [tommy97]
Jul 09, 2011 (3:56 am)
This fuel pump module in the tank is a very stupid design. Not only do you have
to drop the fuel tank (and it needs to be partially empty), but getting at the filter
pressure regulator is a real chore. I wanted to change my fuel filter and was
told by a couple of aftermarket parts places.."no listing on that item".
So in essence, you have to wait until the fuel filter clogs up or buy a complete
new fuel pump module for several hundred dollars.
Very stupid engineering..Dodge/Chrysler!
#37 of 38 Re: fuel pump no power [rclemons]
Oct 20, 2012 (10:22 am)
I am having the same problem on my 2002 Dakota. Did you ever get the problem resolved and if so what did you have to do?
#38 of 38 4 X4 stuck - 1997 Dodge
Dec 22, 2012 (4:52 pm)
The floor controller on my 97 Dodge Dakota 4 X 4 will not move! Anyone have suggestions?