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Where is the ECU Located in a Dodge Dakota

Battery was not charging - changed battery and alternator - still not charging

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Doubt it's the ECU, but it's behind the passenger kick panel on most Daks. Sounds like bad ground, or something is drawing too much current. Stick a voltmeter across your battery after you charge it, and start pulling fuses until you see which circuit is loading it down, if that is what's happening. Do this with key off. Or instead of pulling your hair out, pay the dealer to diagnose it only, then you repair.

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It sounds like you have a major compent shorted out somewhere. Some thing is causing a discharge. Therefore your altenator is not responding and the car is draining the battery. Is the circuit between the altenator and the battery broken?? Also, you may need to check all the chassis grounds. Sometimes all your problems can stem from just a bad ground.

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SOURCE: Dodge Dakota Battery still wont charge

I was running into this problem with my 97 5.2l Dakota and after some searching I found the the "Fuse Link" between the Alternator and the Battery was blow. Found a suitable "Fuse Link" at a local Auto parts store for about $5.

Posted on Oct 25, 2009

SOURCE: No charging voltage to battery. Changed alternator

looking for the wires links fusibles perhaps you have one broken. those are near to the battery try one a one

Posted on Nov 24, 2009

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SOURCE: 1996 dodge dakota battery will not charge with new

There is a ground cable that attaches to the back of the engine and to the body, make sure its still attached. It will be about a foot long braided cable.
Good luck dont forget to rate

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There is a ground cable that attaches to the back of the engine and to the body, make sure its still attached. It will be about a foot long braided cable.
Good luck dont forget to rate

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I was running into this problem with my 97 5.2l Dakota and after some searching I found the the "Fuse Link" between the Alternator and the Battery was blow. Found a suitable "Fuse Link" at a local Auto parts store for about $5.

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to check
remove all the top up caps from the battery
start the vehicle and look for fumes rising from the cell

also check the electrolyte in the battery making sure alll the cells are covered.
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or

the alternator is charging.
to test this start the vehicle and remove the positive battery pole, the car should remaing running, if it cuts off your alternator isnt charging,

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