Last post on Oct 01, 2013 at 12:36 PM
You are in the Dodge Dakota-2010 and older
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Dodge Dakota, Truck
#35 of 39 Re: help !! [bambuild10]
Jul 09, 2011 (2:50 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 39 Re: in line fuel filter 1995 dodge dakota v6 [tommy97]
Jul 09, 2011 (2:56 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 39 Re: fuel pump no power [rclemons]
Oct 20, 2012 (9:22 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 39 4 X4 stuck - 1997 Dodge
Dec 22, 2012 (3:52 pm)
The floor controller on my 97 Dodge Dakota 4 X 4 will not move! Anyone have suggestions?
#39 of 39 Re: Fuel Pump [actiontj]
Oct 01, 2013 (12:36 pm)
CTM = Central timing module, located behind the Glovebox, this is the anti theft, and most likely you need a replacement CTM to fix your problem, if you have a v6 your in luck, the v8 is expensive...