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daddio
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7/19/2012
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Subject: RE: Engine shuts down for no reason while dr
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Under the fusebox about 4-6 inches down the wiring
harness there is a splice. 3 wires to one. Redo the
splice. it is probably corroded. Very common on
older daks. The splice sends power to the ignition,
PCM and fuel pump.



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7/29/2014
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My 2000 Dodge Dakota shuts completely down while driving with no warning. I have replaced the Automatic Shut Off relay and the fuel pump relay but it still does it. It is a V-6 and I just replaced the plugs as well with no better results, still shuts down. Any ideas out there as I need this truck for my job. Thanks!



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7/29/2014
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Check your fuel pressure. I had this issue just last week. It would randomly shut off while driving and sometimes would not start. It also randomly shut off while idling. Turns out ethanol destroyed the rubber piece in my fuel pressure regulator and now it can lose all pressure.



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8/05/2014
16:27:37

RE: Engine shuts down for no reason while dr
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Check the spark pressure in each cylinder.



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9/13/2014
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I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota v8 4.7 liter
and it keeps stopping while I'm driving I
have had the fuel pump changed twice
camshaft sensor change throttle position
sensor changed. Idle air control valve
changed I've checked the starter and the
battery also the alternator also the sparks
plugs changed. What else can I do what's
wrong



liz
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9/13/2014
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I have a 2003 Dodge Dakota v8 4.7 liter
and it keeps stopping while I'm driving I
have had the fuel pump changed twice
camshaft sensor change throttle position
sensor changed. Idle air control valve
changed I've checked the starter and the
battery also the alternator also the sparks
plugs changed. What else can I do what's
wrong



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9/26/2014
14:16:28

RE: Engine shuts down for no reason while dr
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Replace pcm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Fred Peterson
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12/07/2016
18:41:45

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I have a 1996 Dakota 3.9 with 258000 miles and
still all original internal components. I have had
misfiring issues, trans shift issues, ghost radio
issue, horn issues headlight issues, gauge issues.
I have been chasing these problems for years on my
truck. After replacing many sensors with no
resolution I found a couple of simple things to
check yourself.

First to address the problem of dying when coming
to a stop:
This will most likely be the IAC positioning to
maintain the idle while stopped, in gear or not,
with AC on or off. The IAC adjusts for the load on
the engine. Simply remove the 2 torx 20 screws and
clean the tip of the IAC with carb cleaner and
wire brush. Then clean inside the hole with carb
cleaner and a rag using a screwdriver to turn the
rag and clean the seat for the IAC. Also on my
intake on the passenger side I found a vacuum
nipple with a hose not connected to anything and
the vacuum diagram showed it plugged. This will
affect the idle if you have a vacuum leak as the
IAC will not position properly due to the leak.

OK next for the issue of random dying, no codes
and a variety of sensors being pointed at:
Think about this; every sensor has to have power
and ground to work properly. Many sensors have a
third wire which sends a signal to the computer to
control the engine. If you have a ground problem
you will have a never ending variety of codes that
will point to a sensor or the signal of that
sensor not being correct and you may or may not
set a code depending on the ground path at that
time.

No cost solution: Look around the engine
compartment starting at the batt; follow the
ground wire to the block and remove the
connection; clean with a wire brush the block and
ring terminal on both sides till it is shiny; then
clean the bolt before you put back in place and
tighten, Also you will find several smaller ground
wire connections in the engine compartment; remove
each of these and do the same. Take note that
under the terminal connection on the fender,
firewall and other locations the paint has not
been removed. The only way the wire connects to
ground is by the threads made by the screw holding
the wire terminal in place. Removing the paint
with some 40 grit sandpaper or other similar
method will further improve the ground connection.
Use a small amount of wheel bearing grease on the
connections to prevent moisture and corrosion from
developing in the future.

After you have done these two things you may want
to disconnect the batt negative terminal and clean
the connection there, this should clear any codes
and you will be starting out with a clean slate no
codes. Go to your local parts store and have the
codes read to make sure. Now any codes that set
should be more accurate.

Remember if you don't have a good ground, you
don't have a good electrical circuit.
Good luck to all, I hope this will help solve some
of the problems shared by so many.
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12/15/2016
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Problems with Starting and cutting off while drivi
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I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4 SLT 8 Cylinder 5.2 litter with Mag motor. Will turn over but won't start. I have been having trouble with it just before this with it just cutting off while driving . I was told it was my PCM ? But checked fire off coil wire last night no fire. Fuel pump is kicking in . Can anyone give me some suggestions on what it could be ?. I was also told it may be my ASD the fuse HELP !!
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Alesia Please respond to my email with help
Kauffman_2009@peoplepc.com



Alesia
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12/15/2016
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Problems with Starting and cutting off while drivi
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I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota 4x4 SLT 8 Cylinder 5.2 litter with Mag motor. Will turn over but won't start. I have been having trouble with it just before this with it just cutting off while driving . I was told it was my PCM ? But checked fire off coil wire last night no fire. Fuel pump is kicking in . Can anyone give me some suggestions on what it could be ?. I was also told it may be my ASD the fuse HELP !!
Thanks
Alesia Please respond to my email with help
Kauffman_2009@peoplepc.com



Richard
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3/09/2017
12:00:42

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Hay how about that resistor thing that the wiring harness plugs into, on the fire wall. my engine cut off occasionally . 93 Dakota 3.9. It also blows a 50 amp under the hood , but at different times. the truck will still run with the 50 amp blown . the windows and ac fan and stuff stops but the lights and engine are fine. I think it is that 10$ resister. What do you think



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