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Code 53 internal control failure on 1989 dodge dakota

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SOURCE: my 92 dodge caravan 4 cyl. dies after running five minutes.

Having seen many a ("Hall Effect Pick-up assy.) Or know as pick-up plate in distributor fail intermittently, that's where I'd go first. If engine starts cold & runs, then just quits anytime after warming up & driving, then you sit & wait for it to cool & it fires back up. $20-$30 should do it. It's under the distributor cap & easily replaced. That's provided you have that particular system. I'd replace that, remove battery connections to erase codes and start fresh & see what comes up after, if anything. Check this link, scroll down to Fig #8 and see if it looks same under your distributor cap, if yes, change it.

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SOURCE: How to change an alternator belt on a 1989 Dodge dakota 3.9L?

Raise up on the tensioner to remove the belt. there shouold be a routing schematic on the fan shroud. If not draw one before removing the old belt. That's pretty much all you have to do....or at least thats the easiest way for me

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SOURCE: I am getting fault codes 34, 53, & 25 on a '93

On all L-bodies (Omni/Horizon and related cars), along with all vehicles from model years before 1987 with EGR (nearly all of them), code 34 indicates that the EGR solenoid circuit is open or shorted — as indicated by voltages of 0 volts when the solenoid is on, or voltage of 12V when the solenoid is turned off. The power limited light will not be lit and the system will not enter limp mode.

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SOURCE: I am getting fault codes 34, 53 & 25 on a '93

25 Automatic Idle Speed (AIS) motor driver circuit shorted or target idle not reached, vaccum leak found 53 Logic module internal problem

have you tried to reboot the ECU by removing the pos battery terminal for a few minutes

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SOURCE: I'm getting fault codes 34, 53, & 25 on my '93

Yea I get where your coming from, they give you general idea of whats wrong, or an in accurate list. Your going to have to have the codes extracted from the computer by a shop mechanic that can pin point whats wrong. The computer will hide the codes, thats where dodge gets their money. Hope this helps.

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I have a 2000 Dodge Dakota 4wd 5.9 liter V/8 code is p1757 reads undefined code?

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1989 dodge dakota pickup hard to start when hot and sometimes dies out while i am driving an plenty black smoke comes out the exhaust pipe

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I am getting fault codes 34, 53 & 25 on a '93 dodge dakota 3.9L magnum...could you tell me what problems these codes specifically refer to so that I can fix the problems?

25 Automatic Idle Speed (AIS) motor driver circuit shorted or target idle not reached, vaccum leak found 53 Logic module internal problem

have you tried to reboot the ECU by removing the pos battery terminal for a few minutes

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Trouble Code 3255


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1. Cycle the ignition key ON-OFF-ON-OFF-ON within 5 seconds. To cycle the ignition key ON means to turn it only as far as it takes to get the radio to come on. It does not mean to turn the engine on.

2. Count the number of times the "check engine" lamp on the instrument panel flashes on and off. The number of flashes represents the code. There is a slight pause between the flashes representing the first and second digits of the code. Longer pauses separate individual codes. For example, flash-flash-flash [pause] flash-flash represents the code 32.

A code of "55" represents end of error codes. If this is all you get then no error codes are stored in the computer. This is the normal condition for a neon.
CODE Description of Trouble Code
11 Timing belt skipped 1 tooth or more from initial learned value, Intermittent loss of either camshaft or crankshaft position sensor, No crank reference signal detected during engine cranking
12 Direct battery input to PCM was disconnected within the last 50 key-on cycles
13 No change in MAP from start to run
14 MAP sensor voltage too low
15 No vehicle speed sensor signal
17 Closed loop temp not reached or engine cold too long
21 02s sensor problem (oxygen sensor), upstream or down stream
22 Engine coolant temp sensor out of range
23 Intake air temp sensor out of range
24 Throttle Position sensor out of range
25 Idle air control motor circuits, target idle not reached (+/- 200),vacuum leak found
27 Injector control circuit
31 Evap purge flow monitor failure or evap solenoid circuit
32 EGR system failure
33 A/C clutch relay circuit
34 Speed control Solenoid circuits
35 Rad Fan control relay circuit
37 Torque converter clutch solenoid CKT or park/neutral switch failure
41 Generator field not switching properly
42 Fuel pump relay control ckt, Auto shutdown relay control ckt, No ASD relay output voltage at PCM, Fuel level sending unit volts out of range, Fuel level unit No change over miles
43 Multiple/ single cylinder misfire
44 Battery temp sensor volts out of range
46 Charging system voltage too low
51 Fuel system lean
52 Fuel system rich
53 Internal control failure
54 No Cam signal at PCM
55 End of error messages (If you get this only, no errors were found)
62 PCM failure SRI mile not stored
63 PCM Failure EEPROM write denied
64 Catalytic Converter Efficiency Failure
65 Power steering switch failure

So in your case, you are getting error 3255 right? so you are getting error 32 EGR system failure and 55 which is no other error found.

I hope you get this sorted out.
Have a great day sir.
- HotRatchet

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Engine light came on, doesn't up-shift

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2001 Dodge Dakota Engine Light

below is coped directly from Chrysler. sorry but if you have that code you need a PCM



1 NOTE: This DTC indicates an internal PCM problem.
If there are no possible causes remaining, view repair.

Replace and program the Powertrain Control Module in accordance
with the Service Information.


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Code 53

Hello yeremya1776,

For Jeep Grand Cherokee, 1991-95 models:

Code 53 - Internal Controller Failure - Internal engine controller fault condition detected during self test

Hope this helps.

Remember: Good things come to those who Rate!!


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Code 53

Code 53 is "internal pcm failure" pcm is powertrain control module or you main engine computer.Replace the computer.Good Luck!!!

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