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)
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!
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
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 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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2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 - 5.9 Cummins Turbo Diesel(Walk Around and Start Up)
2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
6BT Cummins turbo Diesel
NP205 Transfer Case
Dana 60 Kingpin Front
Dana 70 Rear
Skyjacker Steering Stabilizer and Shocks
37x12.5 BFGoodrich BAJA T/A Tires on HMMWV H1 24 Bolt Wheels(Military
Deraele Trans Cooler Remote Mounted Under The Box
Pump Turned Up
4" Full Exhaust
5" Single Stack
3" Intercooler Piping
Custom Pocket Flares
Smoked 1 Piece Headlights
Custom Tonneau Cover to Accommodate the Stack
Custom Rear Bumper with D-Links and Integrated Hitch
Full Autometer Cluster
Hurst Pro-Matic Shifter
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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Dodge Shifting Problems
2005 Dodge Cummins. I'm trying to figure out what is making it shift like
it is. It will hold the RPM's too high for too long and still gain speed
slowly. Once it hits third gear though, it works like it should. Watch
the RPM's and the tach. You can hear the motor and the speed goes up
really slow until it shifts and then it accelerates like normal.
Just in case ya'll miss my comment, I got it fixed about a week after I
made the video. It was the torque converter that fried and took the rest
of the internals with it when it went. Took an entire rebuild to fix. I'm
not a fan of Dodge's automatic.
how to clean an idle air control valve.
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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 clean a throttle body and Idle air control valve (iac)
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In this video demonstration, I show how to get to, remove, clean, and
replace the throttle body and idle air control motor (aka IAC) on a 4.2l
ford motor. This procedure is the same for any fuel injected vehicle.
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The vans require removal of alot more stuff just to access the throttle
A dirty IAC can cause a rough idle. A dirty throttle body can harm
performance and cause rough engine operation.
When the throttle body or iac is removed a new gasket must be used to
properly seal the connection to the intake.
GM idle air motors are generally mounted on the throttle body and can be
cleaned without removal from the throttle body. This means one less gasket
and a lesser chance of creating a vacuum leak.
The ford throttle body had a note on it that said it was not to be cleaned
because the coating on the throttle blade might be damaged. Thats fine for
a new car but that has to be disregarded when working on something that has
some miles on it.
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MAF - Mass Air Flow sensor - Monitors the amount of air the engine is
IAT - Intake Air Temperature - Measures the temperature of the air the
engine is intaking.
IAC - Idle air control - Controls the amount of air the engine is intaking
while it is idling.
Throttle body - Responsible for regulating flow of air into the engine as
you press the gas pedal.
TPS - Throttle position sensor - Tells the computer how far you are opening
the blade in the throttle body so it can add more fuel to compensate the
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