Question about 1989 Dodge Dakota 2WD
Chokes out; engine runs fine after truck warms up--takes about five minutes. Is their a choke or a sensor that may not be working?
also note--I found pieces of a gasket sitting in the top of the carburator.
Try changing your engine position sensor, that should fix it. but before you do, do what I did and get a simple diagnostic computer for less than $60.00 just to make sure. it helped me find and fix all the lights that had turned on on my dash.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Here are the most common causes of idle surge, rough idle esp when cold and stalls at stops, slow idle speed, erratic idle speed, rough idle and engine hesitation (and other problems), it is in most cases the idle speed control air-bypass valve and or throttle valve and upper intake, these area's get full of gunk and combustion residue over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
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