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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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I would like to know what is the newest engine I can in my truck
The 3.9L engine that you presently have is identical, and thus fully interchangeable, with all of the 3.9L engines used in versions of the Dodge Ram during model years 1995 through 2003. That gives you a lot of options in...
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What other damage can a locked up front drivers side wheel bearing cause on a Dodge Dakota 4x4
The likelihood of concealed damage depends on the circumstances surrounding the failure. For example, if the wheel locked at 60 MPH, it is possible that the powertrain and axle experienced unusual high loading. Although the vehicle has a differential there...
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can i change the transmission fluid in my car. its pretty nasty
I have to say I'm hesitant to tell you yes for either a flush or changing the fluid and filter. "Horribly dirty fluid" and 220,000 miles are my reasons. If the fluid condition is that bad, then odds are the...
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Radio is "glitchy" - 1997 Dodge Dakota
Hi there - since this is not factory radio wiring, I would be suspicious of the wiring done to install the new radio, rather than the radio itself. Time to crawl under the dash (or slide the radio out of...
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While driving my drive decided not engage when I had to stop
Hello. The traction light is like a check engine light for your steering and suspension system. A technician could use a scan tool to pull any error codes to help pinpoint which component is faulty. I believe the problem your...
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Repeated Cat Code: P0420 keeps coming up.
Hi there. The code is coming up for more than the O2 sensors or Catalytic Converter. Perform the following steps to determine what is the cause for the code P0420. Check the following A damaged or failed oxygen sensor...
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Engine will crank but not fire, seems like fuel is not getting received.
Hello. The spraying of starting fluid inside of your engine basically eliminates the possibility that it's not starting due to a lack of fuel. Therefore your no start issue is probably caused by a lack of spark or a airflow...
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My car is not starting.
Typically, your symptoms would point to a failing starter assembly. Sometimes the unit may just make a click noise or do nothing at all. When you say you tried to start the car and the lights do not go dim,...
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Is it possible to put a newer Dakota engine into a 1987 Dodge Dakota?
Depending on the year of the vehicle will depend on how much equipment that will need to be adapted to your vehicle. It is possible to take an OBD 1 or OBD 2 system engine and install it into your...
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Blown head gasket
Hi There, What you are describing sounds like the signs of a blown head gasket. White smoke or condensation coming from the exhaust generally indicates that you may have an internal engine problem, such as a head gasket leaking coolant...
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Cost to replace 1999 dodge Durango transmission
The cost varies significantly from the 2WD version to the 4WD version. In any event, the possibility of an on car repair should be considered first. Also, depending on the condition of the transmission, it might be less expensive to...
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When I drive it and come to a stop with my foot on the brake my car revs up and sometimes shuts off and I have to start up again 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi - first task is to read any problem codes, whether the Check Engine light is on or not. Most auto parts stores will do this for you for free on a "time-available" basis. Any codes extracted are useful for...
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I have a 2000 dodge dokota 3.9l v 6 with 4 SPD auto my check engine light came on an the codes reads cyl misfire po300 po301po305
Hello and thanks for writing in. These codes relate to misfires as you know, which can be caused by many different reasons beyond spark plugs and wires. Engine misfires can be caused by many different problems and are generally caused...
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Pcm throwing codes
Hi there. In order to truly understand what the P-0300 OBD-II error codes mean, what causes them and possible solutions, I would highly recommend reading this great article on these error codes.
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Does 2006 impala LTZ have gas turn off switch (aka inertia switch)? 2006 Chevrolet Impala
Hi there - short answer is "No". These inertia switches were popular with Ford designs in years past, but GM does not use them for this model. Check fuses for the fuel pump and fuel pump relay. If the fuel...
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My car is pouring transmission fluid out by the starter. Is that the front transmission seal? 2006 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Hi there - the leak you describe could certainly be caused by the transmission input shaft seal. It's also possible that one of the transmission fluid lines to the radiator has failed, or one of the fluid couplings is leaking...
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Auto trans - overdrive not working 1993 Dodge Dakota
Hello - there are a number of possible causes for this behavior, which I will list in approximate order of hassle and expense to check out: after making sure transmission fluid is at the proper level and condition (slightly pink,...
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I am having trouble starting my car
Hello, thank you for writing in. If you know that there is not fuel going to the engine, the new pump must be tested first. To make sure the pump is working, turn the key to the "On" position and...

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