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2001 dodge dakota sport with 2.5 engine idles high when I start it up, continues idling high, when pushing clutch in to change gears it idles extremely high

2001 manual Dodge Dakota sport 4 cylinder with 2.5 engine is idling extremely high, especially when I use clutch to change gears. Can barely push cluth and it will not idle as high

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    Stacey Taylor Feb 09, 2014

    Purchased new TPS (throttle position sensor), did not fix the problem.

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Does it do it if you disconnect the idle air control valve ?
You need to know if its a vac leak or if the computer is making the valve open too far.

Posted on Feb 09, 2014

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SOURCE: dodge dakota wont idle

You might have a possibilty of a vacume leak check all vacume line connections.

Posted on Nov 30, 2008

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SOURCE: idles too high

The throttle position sensor,located on the throttle body,just clean and and test or replace if needed.

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SOURCE: the engine knocks at higher rpm, only at high rpms

First no matter what check the oil level and then if it's a high rev tapping you need to allow the oil to flow through the engine block to try to coat and settle your valves.

But if it's really " knocking " sounds like your lifters and rocker arms are allowing your piston rods to clatter and that needs to be looked into fast.

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SOURCE: 2002 Dodge Dakota 4WD Sport, 6 cylinder. Gear

look at the shifter linkage, and as far as the heat check your heater core

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SOURCE: how to change gear shift cable on 2001 dodge dakota 2 wheel drive

the cable goes from the shifter to the transmittion arm,, both cable ends connect via a pin and cotter key (usually) the cable housing (black outside layer) is connected to the shifter frame usaually by a clip and is bolted to the transmittion with a couple bolts on the other end ,, i know this was pertty basic but hope it helped

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