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!
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 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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how to clean an idle air control valve.
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How to Test Crankshaft and Camshaft sensors 1
How to Test Crankshaft and Camshaft sensors 1
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Shows the operation and testing procedures of automotive cam and crk
sensors, which supply the ECM with engine camshaft and crankshaft position.
These two signals are essential for the engine to run. (note: We allow all
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How To Find A Vacuum Leak - EricTheCarGuy
Vacuum leaks are one of the biggest causes of engine performance problems.
This video is pretty straight forward in it's approach to finding a vacuum
leak. On thing I might mention is that not all vacuum leaks are at the
engine. Some HVAC systems run on engine vacuum and can cause a leak under
the dash in some cases. I've even seen vacuum operated door locks. Just be
sure to be careful spraying flammable stuff on a hot engine, you don't want
to take one problem and make it a whole lot worse. You can also use a spray
bottle with water to do this same test. It may not be as effective, but you
don't have to worry about spraying a flammable substance on a hot engine.
For more information on diagnosing engine performance issues, check out
this article I wrote.
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99 Dodge Ram 1500 5.2 with a bad crank sensor
Had a Dodge R1500, 5.2 come in, no start, when it did finally start it ran
rough. I back probed the crank sensor and noticed the signal dropping out
and the coil misfiring. After a while it smothed out, I found I could
duplicate the condition by wiggling the wires on the crank sensor.
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!
Honda Civic 1.7 (start, run, stall case study)
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This video covers a wide range of testing procedures. The following are
How to test fuel pressure
How to test for injection pulse with a test light
How to test for a plugged Exhaust
How to test to see if you are losing spark
How to test compression
How to test for compression using an in-cylinder pressure transducer
How to test cam timing
Dodge Dakota 4.7L 4x4 Dual Exhaust Sounds with Mandrel Bending Solutions (MBS) Dual Exhaust...
A video clip showing before/after sounds of my 2000 Dodge Dakota quad cab
4x4 4.7L Magnum V8 with the stock Exhaust system and a performance stainless steel
dual catback / muffler back Exhaust
system from Mandrel Bending Solutions (MBS). The muffler is from Full
The look, sound, and fitment is excellent, as was the price. The system
sounds a bit louder in the video than in real life. It's not too loud or
too quiet. Inside the car, it's nearly silent at idle. It's mellow under
part throttle and has a nice bark at full throttle.
Overall, I'm very happy with the Exhaust system.
Camera used is a GoPro Hero HD.
Background music is "Rap Low Down" by Frank Nora