Question about Dodge Dakota
If you don't have a "Check engine" light on - then more than likely the Idle Speed motor is sticking.
You may want to check for any vacumm leaks also
Let me know if this works for you
Posted on Apr 09, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
try changing your engine position sensor, that should fix it. but before you do, do what I did and get a simple diagnostic computer for less than $60.00 just to make sure. it helped me find and fix all the lights that had turned on on my dash.
Posted on Feb 16, 2009
Find the belt routing diagram (under hood or on radiator support). put a wrench on the center bolt at the idler pully push or pull to loosen belt.
Posted on Sep 08, 2009
The car may be hard to start because it may need a normal tune-up. If the spark plugs are pretty used, they will slowly stop burning as much fuel because the spark slowly gets lesser and lesser. On a cold day the fuel is harder to ignite with a small amount of spark.
Normal idle when its cold means that your cars idle is probably too high. If you lower the idle, the choke on a cold day will keep the idle a little higher until the motor warms and then it will kick back off. If the idle is too high, it will run very rich, smothering itself with fuel, and causing the idle to stay low. When the car warms, its creating better spark when its warm, and with the idle being too high its running at a fast idle.
The car wont start sometimes can be the cause of a few things. If the ground is bad on the fuel pump, it wont make a good connection sometimes for when you turn the key on, the fuel pump dont pump the fuel to the engine. Another one can be that your accessory switch can be loose going to the fuel pump. I think its your ground though. Good luck! Hope this helps.
Have a nice day. -Steve
Posted on Dec 06, 2009
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