This is a video description of what my 2001 Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 automatic is doing. It started to stall a month ago and i thought it was just a fluke. Then it happened once a week, then daily, and not it happens a few times a day. I have read many forums about it, Changed the IAC valve, and Crank position sensor. Checked MAP and TPC and both checked out fine. Other options is fuel pump or filter, though both are in the fuel tank. Havent been able to check cam pos sensor, but i would think that i would be having other problems than this stall issue if some of those other things are going out. Any ideas befor i take it to the shop?
Idle Air Control Valve (IAC) 2002 Dodge Dakota 3.9 Stalling
Stalling in low idle conditions, shifting from forward to reverse or from
park to drive, etc. is typically caused by the IAC. Replacing it is fairly
This is one of those conditions that the on board diagnostics (the engine
light) or an OBD reader does no usually detect (because it typically only
detects a complete failure condition and not intermittent problems)
1998 Dodge Dakota v6 3.9L CRaNK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR LOCATION
I just made this quick video to show the location of a 1998 Dodge Dakota
CRaNK SHAFT POSITION SENSOR. its a VERY VERY VERY easy part to change. Just
remove your passenger side wheel and whatever fender trimming is lining the
underside of the wheel well and you have instant access to it. I used a
13mm wrench to get to the bolts.
CAUTION : the one you get from auto part stores (or ebay..where i got mine
for only $19..they have plenty!) will require you to use some washers to
get the tip of the sensor the right distance from the sensing teeth inside
of the transmission housing. I learned the hard way by eating up a couple
of sensors. Comment if you have any questions
3.9 v6 Magnum IAC rough idle
My 3.9 v6 Magnum was idling rough so I cleaned the throttle body and intake
along with the IAC which was very dirty. Put it all back together and she
runs very smooth!! It would idle high then low when in park or neutral, and
almost stalls in reverse. But that cured it. Be carefull not to pull or
push or twist the probe or you will have to buy another IAC. Hope this
helps some Dodge fans out there!! make sure to clean in the IAC passage!
Thanks for watching!
1999 Dodge Ram 1500 all fixed. Here was the problem
I fixed the problem. It was the IAC (Idle Air Controller)
I'm sorry that the video is not more detailed but fixing it is not hard. A
few screws and a plug and some common sense on how it all comes apart and
is put back together.
I got a lot of emails and comments asking what the problem was so here is a
video pointing it out. I hope that it helps you.
How To Diagnose A Fuel Pump Failure - EricTheCarGuy
I had the privilege of visiting Airtex, and while I was there I spoke with
Shane Neuman about diagnosing a faulty fuel pump. In this video we go over
the basic steps of diagnosing a faulty fuel pump. So if your vehicle isn't
starting and you suspect a fuel pump problem, here are some steps to follow
to confirm your suspicions. Another 'quick' test is to bang on the fuel
tank and then try and start the engine. Sometimes this works, just don't
bang too hard, you could damage something.
Airtex diagnosis webpage:
Here's a link to an article I wrote on diagnosing No Starts that you might
also find useful:
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1998 Dodge Dakota Problems!
1998 Dodge Dakota Magnum V-6 Sport. 370,000 Kilometers running poorly and
possible problem with engine.. anybody out there might have a solution to
such power loss please help!
2000 DODGE DAKOTA SPORT Pickup Truck Start Up, walk around and review
In this video I review 2000 DODGE DAKOTA Sport PICKUP TRUCK
AUTOMOTIVE REVIEW on Facebook:
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SeaFoam 2001 Dodge Dakota WORKS sea foam instructions
We put seafoam in a 2001 Dodge Dakota V6 146,000 miles had a bank 1 misfire
and just would never run right. Now the truck runs GREAT! Engine light went
off and has a smooth idle now. Also shows the compete way to use seafoam
Other videos show 94 S-10 4x4 134,000 miles, 95 S-10 4cyl 120,000 miles.
How To Remove And Clean A Throttle Body
How To Remove And Clean A 1998 Dodge Dakota Sport Magnum V6 Throttle Body.
You Will Need: Ratchet Wrench, Flathead Screwdriver, Cloth, Gloves,
Carburetor or Throttle Body Cleaner, a Brush and some Gloves. Remove all
the Valves & Components attached to the Throttle Body. Spray completely
with the Cleaner, Scrub it with a Brush to remove any build-up. When
finished, Wipe down with a cloth and let dry for 2 days. Clean & Re-Install
Valves & Components then Re-Install on your vehicle! Please Comment, Rate &
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