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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Dodge Dakota
2011 marked the final year of production for Dodge’s venerable Dakota pickup truck. It was a compact pickup, not quite the size of the Ram, and competed with similar models like the Chevy...

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P0202 and p0171
Hi there. We have an article posted on this website that outlines the common causes and sources of the P0171 OBD-II trouble code that you should take time to read. In regards to the other code causing this one to...
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Low fuel pressure at the fuel rail (30psi) then drops to 10psi occasionally while idling. The fuel sending unit was just replaced. 2004 Dodge Dakota
Hi there - yes, you clearly have a fuel supply issue, mainly focused on getting enough pressure in the fuel rail to the injectors. Check problem codes first, even if the Check Engine light is not illuminated. I suspect your...
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Fixed error code po202 now my truck won't start
Hi there. If you had coolant that may have spilled on ignition system components, it's possible that this is the source of your trouble. However, it's also very common for a crankshaft position sensor or cam sensor electrical harness to...
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Need to know if i need a new pcm
Without knowing the codes received and the pinpoint test you are doing or the type of chip used I would not be able to say the PCM should be replaced with the information provided. You would not normally see more...
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Cyl 4 misfire 07 dakota 3.7l v6, did plugs, coil, injector, inspected lifters no kicked rocker arms, wondering best route of next
I can think of a couple of things that could potentially be causing this issue. If you have an intake manifold gasket leak near the number four cylinder, this can cause the cylinder to misfire. If the number four cylinder's...
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What is going on with my car?
Hi there. Check the fuel injectors and see if they are working or not. If the fuel injectors are not working, then you would need to replace the fuel injectors. If the fuel injectors are fine and the engine operates...
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I broke down yesterday and the engine will crank and back fires but will not run 1993 Dodge Dakota
Hello. I would typically start by doing a compression test of the engine. If the compression is low then there is a timing chain issue. If the compression is fine then you may have an issue with the ignition timing...
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My truck starts than stalls. I changed my vacuum hose that seemed to fix it but it's still a little rough
Hi there. Typically a loose vacuum line can cause an accelerated idle or a rough idle as you've described. However, if you've recently resolved that issue, it's more than likely that the cause of your engine difficulty are clogged or...
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will a bad battery keep vehicle from running once started?
If the charging system is not functioning, the vehicle will definitely not run if the battery voltage is too low. Even if the charging system is functioning, there are conditions under which a dead battery will cause the car to...
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There were 14 different axle, ratio and rear brake combinations for those two years. 1997 and 2001 do not interchange. However, a quick look at the published interchange data suggests that IF the axle, ratio, and brake set up "matches",...
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Transmission making noise that relates to engine rpm.
Hi there. Shut the engine off and check the fluid on the transmission dipstick. If the transmission fluid is low and not registering on the dipstick, then top it off until it reads full. Then start the vehicle and top...
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Stalling at low speeds and idle.
I would recommend checking the idle air control valve to see if it is dirty or working properly. The idle air control valve monitors the air intake as it is mixed with fuel prior to being injected into the engine...
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wont start
Prior to performing diagnostics be sure you have a fully charged battery that passes a load test. Then, confirm that the engine immobilizer system (security system) is not activated thus preventing the car from starting. To temporarily override the immobilizer...
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Charging system
Hello, It sounds like you may have a failing alternator that is causing your charging system to drain the battery. As you may know, the alternator charges the battery while the engine runs by generating amperage and recharging the battery...
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2005 Dodge Dakota 6cyl 3.7 litre with auto trans. 110k miles. Transmission slipping when shifting. varies directly with the amount
Unless the fluid is obviously contaminated, and thus there is a possibility of a blocked transmission filter, I wouldn't start the diagnostic with a fluid/filter change. Eventually, you should change the fluid and the filter but more likely causes of...
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Paint/exhaust
Hi there. We typically don't answer questions like this, as our website and Q & A is directed to help people with routine maintenance and repairs on cars, trucks and SUV's sold in the US. The truth is that any...
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door lock malfunction has occurred.
The body control module (BCM) can be replaced, but you will need to have it flashed (programmed) to match the VIN number on your vehicle. The dealership or manufacture are authorized to flash the new BCM. If you need further...
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Tries to run but won't get over 400 rpm before dying.
Hi there. Check for the three essentials that the engine needs to run, fuel, spark, and air. If you are having fuel and the pressure is 30 psi or higher, then check for spark on the spark plugs and wires....
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All of a sudden the clutch pedal has no resistance and I am unable to put it in any gear while running the engine. 1999 Dodge Dakota
Hello - as you suspect, the clutch hydraulics have likely failed. Check for low clutch fluid (may share a reservoir with the brake master cylinder). If the fluid is low, check for brake fluid at the clutch slave cylinder or...
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Why would my truck whine some of the time and have trouble picking up speed in my 2005 Dodge Dakota
Hello. It sounds like you may have a pending transmission failure. Typically when this noise occurs with this issue it is because you have an internal bearing failure or a clutch pack that is worn and failing. Both are common....

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