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Rough ideling My 99 dakota is ideling rough. Changed out the plugs, wires, distrubter cap and roter......No luck.. Also has a funny smell coming from the engine. Help....

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  • segue21 Sep 10, 2008

    The smell is neither coolant or rotten eggs, more like an engine running too rich.....I did try the fuel injector cleaner and after on tank no luck. Also, when I first start it up it runs good. Thanks for your time....

  • segue21 Oct 20, 2008

    Changed out both O2 sensors smell went away, ideling better but not perfect. Brake and ABS light went on shortly after changing out both O2 sensors. Change the ABS sensor. FYI it's on the top part of the rear end.

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    This smell, what do you think it smells like, rotten eggs, coolant??

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    then it kinda gives a kick and smooths out then it will idel itself again i get off the gas it and it helps a little

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I would recommend, at this point, to take the vehicle to someone who could do what we call an "Induction Cleaning". Dodge engines are noted for deposits forming on the sealing faces of the valves, resulting in poor cumbustion. A compression test might also reveal this. Also, some real good fuel injection cleaner in the fuel tank would also be advised.

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

My dakota also idles alittle rough at times. the exhaust manifold gasket leaks...simple as that. just needed to replace the gasket. the hole was causing the o2 sensor to be all out of wack and it was cramming extra gas into my engine when it didn't need it.

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