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DJ
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9/13/2008
17:49:50

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I have a 2001 Dodge Dakota V6, won't start. I was driving the truck and it started cutting back and then cut off. It will turn over now but I can't get it to start. It has spark and gas but won't start. Can someone help?



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9/13/2008
18:25:10

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the first thing to do is check for codes. tunr the key on/off/on/off/on and the odometer will display the codes then post back what you've got.



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9/13/2008
18:55:19

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I tried what you said, but it did not show any codes in the dash.
what can I do now?



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9/17/2008
14:54:15

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For ( 01 ) you need a scanner to get the codes.
Are you sure it is getting gas ?
Have you charged up the battery to full power ?



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9/17/2008
15:05:06

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?, i find it hard to believe you need a scanner to read codes on an '01 when the key trick works on '00 and '02's i know for a fact.

DJ, did you even get a display in the odometer of Pdone? if not you did something wrong.

on/off/on/off/on within 15 seconds. "ON" does NOT mean "START".



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9/17/2008
21:39:36

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Started cutting back? As in how? Almost sounds like fuel pump. granted you get fuel to the rail, but not enough.



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9/17/2008
21:52:56

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Fuel Pressure at the rail should be 47.2 to 51.2, find someone with a gauge or try a cheap one at your local parts house.



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9/17/2008
21:54:51

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Sorry for being an @ss about all the posts, fuel pump won't show a code.



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9/18/2008
01:50:24

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Check this if you have spark and fuel

Pull the fuel pump relay and check the timing
it should be at 10 degree's before TDC if thats
ok I would suspect the injector sync

crank it over and than pull a plug and see if
its wet or dry

Also if your coil is bad it may spark when you
test but when the plug is under pressure it may
not spark

#1 drivers side front I usualy use some of the
liquid paper the stuff you use if you what to
white out a miss type comes with a nice little
brush mark the line on the damper makes it real
easy to see or just use white spray paint, spry
on a pice of paper than just use a little brush

Larry
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DJ
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9/18/2008
14:55:40

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plugs wet with gas I changed the pickup inside of the distributor cap and it started a couple of times and ran great but I turned it off and then it went back to turning over without starting what should i check next



DJ
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9/18/2008
15:15:02

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could it be the computer?



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9/21/2008
01:57:50

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You may have a stuck injector

unplug the fuel pump relay get a set of $0.99ea
plugs from walmart drop them in and see if it
starts

if not put the relay back in and try it again
if it starts runs and fluds out
could be injector or a short in the driver wires
for the injectors

posible computer but not very common

Have you ever trued holding it to the floor to start

These systems alow you to do that just like an
old flooded out carbed motor

If you replaced the pickup that is for the injectors

do some of these simple test to see why its flooding out

Larry
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bodene1966
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4/17/2009
19:15:36

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REPLACED TIMING CHAIN CAM NOW TRUCK WON"T START #2 CYLINDER STUCK NO COMPRESSION!!



yeah well
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4/17/2009
22:54:16

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You can start be doing us all a favor and taking the cap locks off.

Now am I understanding that you did a timing chain and cam replacement?



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4/20/2009
11:08:35

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98 dakota V6 turn the key to on all the lights come on like its supposed to but when i turn it to the start position nothing happens solenoid doesn't click. I checked all fuses and relays and the wires look good. What's wrong?



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4/21/2009
10:31:07

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try taking a rubber mallet give the gas tank a hit not like hitting baseball just, do it with the key on might help??? just almost like hitting a nail do this while someone cranking it over be sure brake is on on or in park so you dont get run over



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4/24/2009
23:09:13

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Bump



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3/08/2013
13:02:36

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"try taking a rubber mallet give the gas tank a hit
not like hitting baseball just, do it with the key
on might help??? just almost like hitting a nail do
this while someone cranking it over be sure brake is
on on or in park so you dont get run over"

Pretty sure he means, tap the starter.





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4/02/2013
00:35:31

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just rebuilt a 2000 dodge Dakota 3.9 everything
new. wont start. its in time... used a timing light
to make sure. even did it the old fashion way took
#1 plug out to make sure it was on compression when
it was coming up on tdc. getting fuel and spark.
all wiring is hooked property. HELP!!



big daddy
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6/05/2013
20:10:30

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well, I just replaced the oil pump in my 97 Dakota, drove it to work and on the way home it died on the freeway, thought it was the crank positioning sensor, changed it out and it still wont start, the plugs are getting spark, I just don't know what's wrong with it, will someone please help



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6/06/2013
13:04:54

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Is it getting fuel?



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