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I have a 1997 dodge dakota 5.2 4x4. We drove the truck about 150 miles with multiple stops but on the last stop at the store it wouldnt start. It acted like a dead battery but with the key left on the lights came on and it started but now wont idle at all! please help!!!

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It may not be the battery at all. Have a mechanic check the Throttle Position Sensor, the Idle Air Control Valve and the Manifold Air Pressure Sensor to see if any need replacement. If faulty, any of these can cause erratic idling and stalling. Good luck!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2013

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SOURCE: 95 Dodge Dakota 4 Cyl Dies

try replacing the coil, my 2.5 did the same thing, and after changing plugs,wires,distributor,rotor,rotor button . the last thing i repalced was the coil and i have not had an issue since. all work was done about 6 months ago.

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SOURCE: Lights started flickering battery light came on Dash lights and gages went crazy now wont start

Like you said, battery may be flat. You can check that with a multimeter.

Next check the alternator. Faulty alternator leads to uncharged battery.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: New battery but still acts dead - Does computer need to be reset?

do not suspect computer.
1 the new battery may not have been charged from the store so would need to be charged before use, charge new battery on a charging set and see if this resoves the problem. *or use slave leads and start from a second vehicle)
2 your alternator may not be charging the battery so after a while it will just die. use a volt meter and check that volage is increaseing to your battery when the engine is running.
if not suspect alterantor defective and may need replacement.

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SOURCE: 1995 dodge dakota truck

Change inline gas fiter if that dont help get new fuel pump before it too late.

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SOURCE: My 1997 dodge dakota dies

It sounds to me like you have an idle issue. Check for replacement of the I.A.C [idle air control] I hope that this helps.

Posted on Jan 31, 2011

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