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1996 Dadge Dakota No Power

The truck drives fine until I give it the gas to pass or accelerate hard then it just acts like it is bogging and will not rev above 3500 rpm's and any gear(manual trans). I have also noticed that sometimes it is hard to start in the am have to hit the key 2 or 3 times before it will turn over???

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  • adlegs Oct 01, 2008

    Thanks so much for the reply but I cant find a air intake sensor??? is it the MAP sensor??? I took it to the shop and they "Think" it is the fuel filter on the fuel pump but they say the fuel pressure is good?? and yes that will be $800 to replace the pump. I just would like to be sure before.....

  • mwbadhabit Oct 09, 2008

    Mine acted the same way --and the fuel pressure appeared to be fine --so we put a pressure gauge on it and mounted it so you could see the gauge while driving --well as soon as you get into the throttle the psi dropped to 5.  Let off and back up to 45-50 .  It was the hose between the in tank fuel pump and the pick up tube --it came loose and was collapsing under load -- New hose and clamps --and it been fine .

  • adlegs Oct 14, 2008

    I got a fuel pressure gauge and the pressure stays between 45 and 50 psi even when I get on it??? it still boggs but the pressure looks fine?? what should the pressure be?? I also cleaned the throttle body with carb cleaner and checked all of the vacuum hoses. I'm completely stumped.... anyone have any other suggestions?????



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My truck did the same exact thing -- fuel psi looked good --so we mounted the gauge so you could see it while driving .  When you hit the throttle the psi dropped to 5. Let off and it came right back up to 45-50 . It was the short rubber hose in the tank that connects the fuel pump to the pickup tube -it came loose and was collapsing -- a new piece of hose and clamps and its been fine ever since --pump was fine .

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Check your air intake hose. If there is a hole after the air intake sensor, the engine computer will not recognize the need for more gas, because the inflow of air does not require it. Therefore the engine will be starved for gas. If this is the case, duck tape will solve the problem.

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