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1997 Dodge Dakota

Wow, to make this short. Had the transmission rebuilt in 2004 and replaced the power train, so this could be transmission issues. It has been driving fine for years and then 2 days ago, without warning, I stepped on the gas as normal to go through a light, and there was NO power, was like I wasn't stepping on the gas at all and then it finally kicked in a drove for about 50 feet and bogged down again. I cannot afford 3000.00 to rebuild the transmission again, we did check the fluids, the transmission fluid was a bit low, but not empty and no apparent leaks.
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  • celestialwav Feb 19, 2009

    Darn...this should say 1997 Dakota...the problem turned out to be the Fuel Filter/pump which in the 97 is in the Tank, flushed the fuel systme and now, runs like new and the Check engine light went out after driving about 20 feet...YEAH, it's going in this morning for a tune up.
    Thanks all!!


  • celestialwav Feb 20, 2009

    LMAO, next I took it in to do a tune up and change the O2 sensor, left the shop...3 miles away, the engine light is back on, and the engine is misfiring again...arghhh...will take it back in on Tuesday and HOPE the mechanic isn't screwing with me, because I'm a woman (walking $$ sign)

  • celestialwav Feb 20, 2009

    I got the new O2 sensor FROM autozone and after I drove 3 miles..it shorted out and now i have to get another.

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Go out and step on pedal and manually downshift a gear if it drops correctly then it probably is tps or downshift is not set correct

Posted on Feb 17, 2009

  • Stan Moffett Feb 19, 2009

    good deal just be sure to be careful sounds like trash in fuel tank

  • Stan Moffett Feb 20, 2009

    take it by autozone and get the to pull the code or code off of the coumputer they can give you an idea of what is wrong

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