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2001 Dodge Dakota 4WD Quad Cab: engine RPM's too high/jumpy

2001 Dodge Dakota 4WD Quad Cab: when "cruising" (2WD mode, just maintaining speed) the engine RPM's jump a couple of hundred RPM's, up/down without increased stepping on the accelerator. When trying to "slowly" accelerate (barely pushing the accelerator) either there is no change (other than mentioned above), or engine RPM's Jump 500+ with tranny dropping to lower gear (almost like one tried to punch it). My gas mileage is really starting to ****. Mechanic says there are no codes. Tranny shift points re-programmed at garage. No change. Sensor problem? Change filters (air, fuel)? Dirty injectors? Tranny problems? Suggestions/comments/questions?

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Could be a lot of things. I personally would start with your vacuum lines... check for a leak somewhere. You can do that by spraying carb cleaner (if motor tries to die, you found your leak), or it could be a sensor, likely idle air control, mas air, etc.)

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SOURCE: 2WD OR 4WD? To buy or ot to buy!

Hi...
I'm living on Florida.
I have a Jeep G. Cherokee.
But I had a Dakota 2WD.
And because I'm a Mechanic.
I drive all Kind of vehicles.
The DIFERENCE on a 2WD and 4WD. is:
4WD- Better traction than 2WD.
4WD- better power for hauling. than 2WD
4WD- Better stabilitly and handling than 2WD,
4WD- are 4 wheel ABS. 2WD only few , some only rear ABS.

If you live on SNOW and ICE.
I recomend buy a 4WD vehicle.
It's gonna be BETTER on your zone..

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SOURCE: Going from 4wd tranny to 2wd tranny

If you're going to change out your 4 wheel drive for 2 wheel drive, you will need to remove your transfer case, front drive shafts, and transmission. You will need a new drive shaft, and crossmember as well. Junk yard would be your best bet for the parts, but it doesn't make sense to eliminate your 4 wheel drive. It would be more beneficial to replace your transmission with a used one, or have your existing one rebuilt.

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try putting in nuetral and then shift into high gear . if still does not work sounds like the 4x4 acctuator is bad

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SOURCE: truck changes from 2wd to 4wd high and 4wd low by

probably a bad 4wd switch have it checked I had sort of the same problem after dealer put factory fog lights in shorted out 4wd switch

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SOURCE: Won't shift from 2nd gear to drive unless i run

This trans has a safety built in to default to second gear if the computer sees any kind of problem. Have it scanned. It can be an input or out put speed sensor, or even a temp sensor on the engine. If there are codes that say ratio error, take it back to who rebuilt it and hope they will take care of you. I use to give a major discount if they were not too far out of warranty.

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Ti have a 2001 dodge dakota quad cab, 5.9 engine. when i try a drive over 50 mph it won't shift unless i really romp on the gas. its staying at 2.5 rpm while trying to drive over 50 mph. What do i


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Well code 1682 is brand specific which means it has a different meaning for each brand.
The only thing I have on a Dodge product is a problem with the throttle sensor. It is more often a problem with diesel trucks but could also include gas engines.
You may want to check with the dealer or do some online research for the code to get more info.
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Catalytic converters on the Dakota's were a recall issue from 1999-2003 models.
I had a 99 and a 2001 and had the same problem on both.(3 times on the 99 and once on the 01)
You should also check the speed sensor on the rear axle.
The neutral safety switch and the EGR valve.

If I were you,I would start with the Cat and EGR,then check the other stuff if you still have issues.




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2WD OR 4WD? To buy or ot to buy!


On the plus side, 2wd gets better gas mileage, is cheaper to operate over time (no 4x4 transfer case or any 4x4 components to wear out or maintain). With a good set of snow tires and weight in the back, winter traction should be ok. The mileage 63k, is good too. If u live in southern New England, as I do, u can probably get by w/out 4x4.
On the negative side, If you have a job that requires u to be there no matter what the weather, and u live where there's a lot of snow, then maybe 4x4 is really necessary. How many days over the last few winters did you REALLY need 4x4? Around here, I'd say maybe 6 days a year. Do you really need it for 6 days?(or however many for your area). It is great to have when u need it, but u have to justify the extra expense for occasional need.
On a personal note, my 1st truck was 2wd, and I hauled a lot of stuff to the dump when I purchased a run down house. After loading up to overflowing, I got stuck in the yard, and had to unload everything to get out. I swore I'd never own a 2wd truck again. But gas was about 45 cents a gallon then, and now, 2 4x4's later, I avoid driving the truck due to gas prices, (I do plow snow, haul firewood, lumber, etc, buts after all this blah blah blah, I probably have u more confused than ever! GOOD LUCK, and let me know what u decide. countrycurt0

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