Question about 1993 Dodge Dakota
My 93' Dakota keeps dieing when I come to a stop. It does not do it every time ~ just now & then. The only way I can get it to start is to hold the gas pedal all the way down & turn the key. I just had the oxygen sensor changed but the truck stopped again today. Today when it stopped it was different ~ I pushed the gas pedal down, it stated up, I shifted it & it died. That happened three times before I just decided to drive with two feet ~ never letting off the gas. I drove it a little later in the day & I didn't have any problems. Now I'm hearing maybe the throttle sensor or fuel pump. I don't know what to think but I don't want to keep putting all this money into all the wrong things. Any ideas?
Okay, I'm guessing you have a 4-clyinder Dakota has throttle body fuel injection. I have seen this kind of problem before, but I could be way off base. Are you getting really lousy gas mileage as well? If the coolant sensor fails to the ECM, the ECM will think that the coolant temperature is very low and cause a massive amount of fuek to be injected into the intake (think of the old-style choke with fast idle). This causes the engine to flood and die. Restarting requires the gas pedal to be on the floor (clear flood) mode. Driving at speed may not be noticeable, but there may be some lack of power as the engine is still getting way too much fuel. TGo test this, do the following. When the engine is acting up and is warm, gain access to the throttle body by removing the air box over it. Have someone crank the engine while observing the throttle body injector. A normal, warm engine will spray a fine mist on the walls of the throttle body and will hum slightly. If there is a torrent of fuel being sprayed into the engine, then check your coolant sensor circuit for the ECM.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
if battery is weak the idle air control solenoid will search for the right position and stall have battery load tested if good put in a idle air control solenoid..
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
If it runs down highway fine, but just stalls when off throttle, turning, heater on, etc., I'd pull I.A.C. motor off and clean with throttle body cleaner & retry it. Clean port it came out of at same time too. if it cures it even temporarily, and does it again, replace IAC motor.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
My 2004 had the same issue and i replaced the transfer pump. It started right up and ran fine until the next morning i was driving it stalled. Now it won't start up not even with starting fluid.
Posted on Feb 22, 2010
It is best that you make a scanner to see if it gives you some code and do not keep changing parts for pleasure I recommend that if you measure the pressure of the gas pump when you feel the decision would be good for my doubts. Thanks
Posted on May 10, 2010
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