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92' Dodge Dakota 3.9 V6 will start with very low/rough idle and does not have throttle response. New plugs,wires,cap/button and coil. Any suggestions

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CHECK THE IDLE AIR CONTROL MOTOR OR THE THROTTLE POSITION SENSOR. ANOTHER PROBLEM COULD BE THE MASS AIR FLOW SENSOR

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  • John Robbins Oct 14, 2013

    Thanks, I was leaning towards the IAC. Cleaned it, done the samething. Went back to simplicity, the guy told me he drove it there and didn\'t even bother looking at the newly replaced wires/cap and found the guy who worked on it last put the coil wire on number 2 and vice versa. Here\'s your sign

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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.

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turn the key to the on position a see if you can here a buzzing sound around the fuel tank,if you don't hear a sound then. (be very careful while doing this) with the key off take a fuel line coming from the tank loose,make sure its pointed away from you and turn the key to the on position,see if any gas comes out,if not then your fuel pump is probably bad.

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