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Have 1988 dodge Dakota with throttle body two port won't start most of the time I can hear the shout down click when it does I loose power to coil new fuel pump if I play with it long enough it will start some time it will set there and run and sometimes it will just die and then won't start .I have checked all connecting plugs.the book says if I check the number 1 port that plugs into pick up coil it says if I have 12 volts in battery at that port I should have 11 volts but I only have 8 volts if the relay does not kick out I have 11 volts and power at the coil and it will start like I said sometimes for a long time and sometimes it will just die runs great when it running lots of power.it's like I have a short that kicks out the relay.when you turn the key on you hear the fuel pump run for a second or two.know the pump working.you can jump a hot wire to coil still won't start please help justice riley

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SOURCE: 97 dodge nostart no power coil, injecter, fuel pump run with key on.

Semi electronic system--replace the brain..full electronic --same.

Posted on Oct 12, 2008

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There are to many things that can cause the no start. Here is a link that can help you understand the possible problems and links to how to retrieve the DTC codes which is activating your Auto Shutdown relay.
Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted http://www.allpar.com/fix/stall.html

Posted on May 26, 2009

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check your catalytic converter for clogged up.
disconnect the exhaust pipe before the cat and run the engine to see if it still cut off.
if it run better, then that's the problem

Posted on Mar 05, 2010

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SOURCE: Replaced the fuel pump on my 97 dakota w/ 22 gal.

need to check fuel pressure , need gauge first... might be bad pump it has happened to me more than once.

Posted on Apr 02, 2011

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SOURCE: Fuel pump issue with 1993 dodge dakota. New fuel

Thanks for choosing FixYa and welcome. You should have power to more wires then one. If I were you, I would run a wire straight to the pump from the battery to see if the pump will turn on. I know one wire is for the fuel gauge. Then the out and return line, then grounds. This could also be the ECM. You should switch the relay out with another to see if that does help. I am not for sure if that is what you mean when you say the relay fuse.

Posted on Jun 03, 2011

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