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Dodge Dakota Stalling and Dying Problems



  • natehillnatehill Posts: 1
    edited September 2017
    I have a 1996 Doge Dakota. 8 cylinder, 5 speed manual. 112k miles.

    Problem(s): Doesn't matter of how long it sits or where. If i drive it everyday for a week 50% of the time it will be a hard start. Meaning motor doesnt crank. just a click and lights and stuff come on.

    Also it's having idling issues. similar to starting, 50% of the time when driving normally, i go to neutral out of gear (or even rev engine in neutral) the rpms decrease like normal and towards typical idling level but it continues to drop and ends up stalling out. i've experimented and even if i just push the clutch down (still in gear) and coast, then it will still stall out.

    It's like if the rpms drop from above 1k it'll struggle to keep the idle. It will bounce back if i get it some gas like normal.

    what i've done: Distributor cap/spark plugs replaced, new battery recently replaced. I have suspicion on starter though. I have had no engine light. I don't know what to look for regarding the idling issue.

    thanks for any help,
  • Justin123Justin123 KentuckyPosts: 1
    Getting no bus signal in5.9litre dodgedakota 2002 changed the computer and crankshaft position sensor now stalls when warm and then won't start any help would be great 
  • BMW_METRO_99BMW_METRO_99 SE PAPosts: 1
    RE Justin123: I have a 98 Town and Country with a similar problem that was resolved by fixing the cold soldered joints in the instrument cluster where the harness plugs in. Haven't had the problem now for 5 years. Very common Chrysler product problem.
  • JessMasJessMas Posts: 1
    I have an 06 Dodge Durango 2wd 4.7 L.
    It was a ting up so we changed out spark plugs. They were ridiculously bad. Put new plugs in drove it a few hours set over night. Next day it was stalling out at idle constantly. Ok so we put on scanner thtowing code for crankshaft sensor.  Change that, no go. Change camshaft sensor as well to be sure that isnt the problem. Still not fixed. Change air filter and sensor on air intake. Still no. Change the coil packs. All this time it continues to get worse. Changed spark plugs again and coil packs again. Doesnt help. Still throwing codes for crankshaft sensor even though it is new. Cleaned throttle body, replaced throttle positioning sensor and other sensor on throttle body. still stalling out. Checked fuel pressure, tested everything on this motor. No vaccum leaks, everything is testing good. Has anyone had this problem? If so how did you fix it? If not what would you do next. Also injectors work fine too.
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