Question about 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

Open Question

2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab Engine knocking

2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab
5.9L
K&N cold air
MSD coil/wires/controle modual/4500 rev limit.

Got this truck a month ago and it would not pass DEQ (emitions). So the dealer started tossing O2 sensors at it. After 3, a new gas cap (Evap code) tightening a louse spark plug, full synthetic oil change it passed.

BUT <--- I hate thoes
It is no knocking. I noticed it at about 3k rpm. Now its almost getting worse. around 2k and louder. Befor the oil change there was No knock. Now there is. Is synthetic bad for my 5.9? Does any one know if I need to tighten down a rocker or some thing? Also the new oil freed up 500rpm at 55mph and my oil preasure is at 3/4 when the old oil was 1/4 on the gauge. And the exost sound is changing so slightly over time.(dont know if that helps)

Plz any info would be good. Oh I only run super in this truck. Tried Reg a month ago and it didnt like it.

Posted by on

  • 13 more comments 
  • cox_johnatha Feb 24, 2009

    Yes 10/30

  • cox_johnatha Feb 24, 2009

    Srry I dont know if it was the same. It was off the lot needing a change. The old oil just looked old. They dont know what was in it.

  • cox_johnatha Feb 24, 2009

    no not a diesel.



  • cox_johnatha Feb 25, 2009

    no codes. the light doesnt even come on. to me it sounds like a rod not a sharp ping like a lifter but a dull knock.

  • cox_johnatha Feb 26, 2009

    97k and I will try that this week end. Will update then. Thanks

  • cox_johnatha Mar 05, 2009

    changed the oil and filter and no change.

  • cox_johnatha Mar 06, 2009

    so I have come up with a way to describe the noise, I had a old 70 f250 with a ltd 429 in it and a man 4 speed, if I shifted in to 3rd or 4th too soon it made this knocking noise, same exact noise just quieter. Thoughts?



  • cox_johnatha Mar 06, 2009

    no not to me. sounds like a rod or rocker, but i have driven it for 3 weeks now like this and its not getting worse, If it was a rod or rocker it would have blown under the driving that I do wouldn't it?

  • cox_johnatha Mar 06, 2009

    could tightening the spark plug cause this, adding compression to a cylinder that maybe had a problem undetectable with out compression? I did get it off a lot, and not knowing why the previouse owner traided it in kinda scares me now. Maybe they left the plug lose to keep the compression off that cylinder?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    it's either the grade of gas you use or that aftermarket air filter is bypassing the map/maf sensor... or you have an air leak somewhere between the air filter and intake. i may have missed something.... but does the motor have a misfire ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    does it sound more like a rattle ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    how many miles on that motor ? ... i would suggest dumping the synthetic and replacing it with a heavier weight oil....10W40 or such...



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    what are the codes you are getting... and does the knock sound mechanical... or a rattle sound ?



    Robert

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    is that a diesel ?

  • Roberta Smith
    Roberta Smith May 11, 2010

    did they use the same weight oil in the synthetic that you used with the regular oil ?

×

6 Suggested Answers

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: 1995 Dodge Dakota Pick up

go to Didgeforums.com.

I had a similiar problem, found the solution there. It was the wiring harnes on the drivers side under the hood, just above the wheel well. there are a cluster of wires in a bundle. I unpacked the bundle carefuly and sure enough the were two or three wires all coroded, had wite powder from corosion. repaired the connections and bingo. I posted details at dodgeforums.com. browse around there. I posted pictures as well. this is a common problem.

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

  • 295 Answers

SOURCE: 1997 DODGE RAM 1500 360 VERY LOW IDLE

I think you have ruled out the engine with all the parts you have replace. The transmission torque convertor is in lock up mode all the time. The engine is having to hard of a time to stay at the normal idle. The over drive clutches and soleniod are most likely damaged in the transmission.
I think you should take the vehicle to a trasnmission shop , The can check the torque convetror soleniods and pressure control soleniod.

The oil light coming on bothers me. I know you have the rebuilt engine in the vehicle but I think the oil pump in the engine is starting to go out or could be weak. The lower bearings connected to the crank shaft might be starting to leak. Have the oil pressure checked .

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: my 2001 3.9 dakota have a misfire condition at cold

My 2001 Dakota now works fine, I took it to a good reliable shop after much frustration. The problem was the crank position sensor in combination with an bad oxygen sensor. This was a very unusual problem with no consistency therefore hard to diagnose. Crank sensor $190.00 cdn oxygen sensor $130.00 cdn $300.00 in troubshooting, repair and diagnostics. Repaired by Gerald at AutoPro in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Thanks Gerald

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • 21 Answers

SOURCE: Engine code suggests Knock sensor is bad...but where is it at?

knock sensor is on the block, easy to do. not sure exactly where it is on your specific car but it looks like a fat bolt with 2 wires running out of it. but also check the wiring if its good for the knock sensor

Posted on Jul 14, 2009

  • 6 Answers

SOURCE: loud knocking or tapping sound when engine is cold

Take our oil pan off from under your car and there should be 4 to 5 covers over a rod bearing. wiggle each one of them and find out which one is loose. take that cover off of the one that is wiggling and get the rod bearing out. order a new one from auto zone and replace it. The knocking in your motor can end up where you will need a whole new motor. so get it done before its to late.

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

  • 557 Answers

SOURCE: My 1998 Dodge Dakota V6

you have a clogged catalytic converter, it has been recallled for this call the dealer

Posted on Oct 23, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

How do i get to the iat sensor on a 2003 Dodge dakota 4.7L V8


The 2-wire Intake Manifold Air Temperature (IAT) sensor is installed in the intake manifold with the sensor element extending into the air stream. It sits on the left side of the engine above the Idle Air Control motor. Hope this helps.

Sep 25, 2012 | 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

1 Answer

Heater does not blow cold or hot air. How can I fix this myself. Where is the problem located. Is it the blower motor and how do you go about replacing it. Can I get a parts brekdown on the area that...


On the passenger side, near the top of the engine compartment firewall, is a rectangular plate with wires plugged into it. This is the blower motor speed control. It is a fairly common failure/problem. Pull the electrical plug off, undo the two screws, pull it out of the firewall and get a new one at your nearest autoparts store (about $20).

Tom (94 Dodge Dakota, 3.9L extended cab)

Nov 21, 2010 | 1994 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

1 Answer

2002 Dodge Dakota 4WD Sport, 6 cylinder. Gear


look at the shifter linkage, and as far as the heat check your heater core

Dec 04, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

2 Answers

Low psi and knock at start up 2002 dodge dakata 125,000 miles, check engine light on


sounds like you have failed rod or crank bearing, this is causing the loss of oil pressure.

Nov 09, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

1 Answer

2002 Dodge Dakota 4x4 standard engine light


sounds like a possiable throttle position sensor or tps. it is located on the throttle body and typically pretty easy to replace.

Aug 18, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

2 Answers

Fault code 88 dodge dakota


Replace the mass air flow meter.

Aug 01, 2009 | 2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

2 Answers

Changed water pump on 1994 dodge dakota sport


Hi my name is Allen!
Not sure how changing a water pump could cause a no start, but it sounds like the main Ignition Fuse may have blown some how, or you accidently knocked a connector loose some where. Check the PCM and make sure all the connectors are plugged in tightly.

For further asistance you may contact me through FixYa!

Dec 27, 2008 | 1994 Dodge Dakota Club Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
2002 Dodge Dakota Club Cab Logo

Related Topics:

219 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61168 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...