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I have a 1988 Dakota 4 by 4 the wiring melted from a hole in the exhaust header now im trying to replace it but I cant find exact year & model. any info on where to find or buy ? I need from fuses on drivers to all things alt,carb,trans,smec box,temp. etc.

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Look for an engine wiring harness. You may have to go through the dealer to find one, or check a few salvage yards.

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Go to any parts place and have them check your wiring harness as well as the engines brain box ...a melted hot wire can burn up everything ,,that is a huge expense ..But they can trace your 1 single wire and help you for a few bucks ..Advanced / Auto zone ..God Bless

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1991 olds location fuse for memory power/no back up power radio & ac control

now its not a 1988 but a 1091 olds, and not a Dakota.
im totally gobsmacked. what is it, below is Dakota answer
if it is an Olds what model car , what engine?

ok , the posts come out of order, i answered your first post
with a question, and he it is the memory fuse.
what engine?
2.2 L (134 cu in) K I4
2.5 L (150 cu in) K I4
2.5 L (150 cu in) AMC I4
3.9 L (238 cu in) LA/Magnum V6
5.2 L (318 cu in) LA/Magnum V8

the 2.5 ECU memory pin as pin A41 red wire
and goes to the battery via the main FUSE LINK.
i looked at the schematic for the other engine, same link.......
id bet dollars to donuts its not bad.
there are 3 links, one for Altenator, (is it dead) one for A/C and heater blower, is it dead, and one to drive the input to the ignition swich
the ignition goes dead, if that red wire is dead.
so is A41, not at 12v at all times.

my guess, is you posted to Dodge forum ,why do that?
post to OLDS. with engine size and correct year and model OLDS>
there are 10 Oldsmobile models, name just 1.
like Delta 88?

Jun 07, 2014 | 1988 Dodge Dakota

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Have a 1991 dodge dakota, have replaced everything , still cant get brakes to work.

How about the rubber flex hoses restricted

In the rear you have an abs hcu you can throw way
& bypass,then unplug the controller up under the dash
on the passenger side

Also the rear brake cables won't work for rust,they have to go also

I had a 1992 Dakota for 18 years

Leave the wire off the proportioning valve as the vehicle is wired wrong & if your bleeding it ,it will melt down the wires in the ignition switch (been there) Vehicle is not the same as the factory wiring diagrams

Mar 26, 2014 | 1991 Dodge Dakota

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2003 dodge Dakota 4.7l. High mileage. OBDII throwing a new code everytime I fix something. Crank sensor & Cam sensor - replaced. IAC-replaced. PCM-replaced. Throttle body cleaned. O2...

Have you checked the wiring that goes to both the Crank and Cam sensors? Most of the time the wires are close to a heat source (ie: exhaust manifold) and the plastic covering starts to melt causing the cooper on wires to make contact and thus making engine stop, you will have to take off the protective covering as well as tape around the wires and inspect each and every one. Had same problem with Dodge caravan, it turns out the Crank Sensor plug wires were melted together. Good Luck.

Oct 26, 2013 | 1993 Dodge Dakota

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That #4 plug that's not getting spark is in a 1988 dodge Dakota 4x4 with a 3.9 litre v6

Since it's a 88 year model it doesn't have a separate coil over plug design as most cars today does. It using the conventional coil, distributor, cap, button, and wire ignition system. The first place to start is to remove the distributor cap. After you get it off turn it upside down and look inside it. You will see small metallic contacts inside I. Each contact represents and cylinder number. You can actually figure out which contact is #4 by tracing the plug wire from the plug back to the cap and see which contact on the top of the cap it is made a mark straight down to the bottom of the cap and straight back up inside the cap. See if the contact looks a lot different from the other contacts inside it. If not, check the rotor button. But since it's just one cylinder it's more than likely gonna be either, the dist cap, plug wire, or the spark plug itself. Of course there are other things it can be but one of them is most likely the culprit. To be perfectly honest with you. It's probably best to go to the parts store and get a set of good spark plug wires, set of spark plugs (Champion spark plugs I'll explain why shortly), dist cap, rotor button, pick up plate, and a small tube of die electric grease. The reason for using Champion plugs is because this is the exact spark plug that was engineered to go with this engine. If I'm not mistaken the plug number should be Champion RC12LYC. On the under side of the hood or on the radiator support there is a emissions, air conditioner, and displacement sticker. Look on it to see the exact plug if your not sure. Unless the truck has been wrecked and had those parts replaced. I worked in the R and D department for Diamlier Chrysler for several years. Hope it helps.

Sep 21, 2013 | 1988 Dodge Dakota

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I have an 1988 bonco 2 with a 2.9 l V6 my problem is i keep burning up the 50 amp alternator fuse . i took the alternator had it test its working perfect but every time i put a new fuse in about...

Check your wiring going down to the starter and see if it is grounding out against the exhaust. If not check all your wiring to and from alt. Something is grounding out. 50 amp fuse is a big fuse so something is going to ground.

Jan 06, 2011 | 1988 Ford Bronco II

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Honda Legend 1988

your o2 sensor hooks into your exhaust system. where it goes into the exhaust their will be a wire connector somewhere close by unless it melted away or is gone you wont see where it goes into the computer

Apr 15, 2010 | 1988 Acura Legend

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I have a 1988 ford mustang 5.0 efi. I want to put an after market exhaust on it, How do I put my O2 sensors on it?

The O2 sensors are mounted into the headers. If by aftermarket exhaust you mean a cat-back exhaust system with midpipes and mufflers, then the O2 sensors are a non-issue - they won't be touched. If you are doing cat-back, headers, and maybe high-flow cats, the O2 sensors will just screw directly into the new headers - they'll be set up to receive them.

Apr 21, 2009 | 1988 Ford Mustang

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Check engine light is on

If that happens, like mine has been on for the last 3 years, it usually means there is a hole in the exhaust pipe somewhere and it is not serious. The only repair would be to replace the entire exhaust system and headers which would be $1000's of dollars. I hope that helps

Apr 03, 2009 | 2002 Toyota Tacoma

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Not necessarily.Your spark plugs are located in the top of the motor so the exhaust heat from the leak could not effect them..So no the leak will not cause miss.Something you can check is by looking in the plug wire holes down at the spark plugs and see if theres any moisture in the holes an oil leak in the holes.This is usually the number one thing that makes these cars miss other than just needs a tune up.It is the 5.4L or 4.6L right.If not an it is a 302 or 5.0L it is very possible that the header gasket is the problem.And remember if you fix the gasket you'll need to replace the plug wire that the leaky header gasket was blowing on....

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Wont Start

Have another look at your plug wires, and make sure that you have them in the right order. As you probably know, if the firing order is wrong, you can have problems. That is somewhere for you to start, anyway.

Jun 18, 2008 | 1988 Mazda B2200

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