Question about 1990 Dodge Dakota
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
U NEED TO CHECK THE FUEL PUMP AND AURO SHUT DOWN RELAY.THEY ARE IN THE UNDERHOOD FUES & RELAY CENTER.U CAN SWITCH THEM 1 AT A TIME WITH A/C RELAY.IF THAT DOES NOT WORK U MAY HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE PCM
Posted on May 13, 2009
SOURCE: 1993 dodge dakota V8
have someone turn on the ignition while you move the wiring harness around in the engine compartment, mine had a bad wire to the crank position sensor. found this after replacing EGR and Coil. follow the wiring bundle on the drivers side of the throttle body to the firewall / bellhousing on the passenger side and move the CPS wires around.
Posted on Jun 27, 2009
First of all let's explain how the spark gets to the plugs. There is a crankshaft position sensor and a cam sensor. They are what determines when to fire the coils and injectors. The crank sensor is located on the passenger side on top of the bellhousing, the cam sensor is the pickup plate in the distributor. As the engin turns the send refernece pulses to the computer which grounds and ungrounds the ignition coil causing it to discharge and send voltager from the secondary coil wire to the center tower in the distributor cap. The rotor button recieves the voltage and distributes it to the 6 towers (1 for each cylinder) If you say you're getting spark from the rotor that tells me the primary side of the ignition system is working, and the secondary side is working into the distributor cap. I'd check for spark out of the plug wires at the plugs. Pull a wire and insert a #2 phillips screwdriver into it, hol the shaft of the screwdriver aprox 1/8"(no more) from the exaust manifold and observe the spark as someone turns over the engine. You should see a nice blue spark. If theres spark, spray a little gum cutter in the throttle body an crank it, if it fires you have a fuel problem. Install a fuel pressure gauge on the schrader valve on the fuel rail and observe it as you crank it. If theres no fuel pressure maks sure there's fuel in the tank, if so climb underneath and beat on the bottom of the tank with a rubber hammer, the pump may be going bad, sometimes you can jar them and make them run.
Posted on Aug 24, 2009
I am so glad you found the problem was cheaper than replacing a computer. I didn't mean to steer you to that, but in my mind it did sound like a compuer fault. Thanks for your reply. I'm very happy that you got it fixed.
Posted on Jan 08, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Dec 31, 2013 | 1995 Dodge Dakota
Nov 02, 2013 | 1990 Dodge Dakota
Sep 22, 2012 | 1998 Dodge Dakota
Apr 18, 2010 | 1990 Dodge Dakota
Apr 13, 2010 | 1990 Dodge Dakota
Dec 31, 2009 | 1994 Dodge Dakota Club Cab
Aug 24, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota
Jun 15, 2009 | 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 Truck 2WD
Feb 20, 2009 | 1990 Dodge Dakota
82 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: