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The PCM is located on frame rail behind the air breather

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I have a 93 dodge dakota i put a 98 360 in it and now i need all the wiring to hook everything up please help

You're not going to get a satisfactory answer to your problem. In 1996, Dodge (and most manufacturers) went to the ODBII standard to be in compliance with Federal emissions standards. That means that the 1998 engine will have to be an engine only in your 1993 Dakota. No multiport fuel injection with a PCM to regulate injector pulse, ignition, timing, etc. Or anything else that is controlled by the PCM (air conditioning, etc).
Your options are to connect what works from your 1993 engine wiring harness, and replace any items that have no connection. Or you can try to adapt your 1993 truck to the 1998 engine harness, and use all the goodies that came on the 1998 engine. But you are going to need the expertise of someone VERY familiar with both generations of Dakotas. Good luck.

Oct 24, 2016 | Dodge Cars & Trucks

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95 Dodge Dakota 3.9 , voltage regulator is over chargeing battery.

Hate to say it, but probably a faulty PCM.
The regulator is directly controlled by the PCM on most models.
You might try a used PCM to make sure, or exchange the rebuilt under warranty.

Jul 01, 2012 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

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98 dakota died at stop sign, will not start ,no spark. Any suggestions?

Two of the most common problems for a no spark condition on your truck are a bad coil, or a bad crank sensor. However, you will need a lab scope to accurately diagnose the crank sensor. The PCM could also be at fault, but is very unlikely.

Jan 30, 2011 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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3.9 litre V6 dodge dekota engine keeps backfiring and gas can be smelled

Sorry you have a burnt valve my friend, I would rebuild it or buy another engine if you want to keep the truck.

Nov 05, 2010 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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1991 dakota intermittently stalls or will not start after being run for 30 minutes or more of running.

When it does this you need to check if you have voltage ( spark ) going to the end of the spark plug wire, but it sound to me like your pick up coil is going bad, pick up coil sit under the distributor cap under the distributor rotor same size as distributor assembly ( black ) cheap$$, good luck, hope this was very helpful.

May 14, 2010 | 1991 Dodge Dakota

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98 Dodge Dakota Fuel Issue

No there is not, none maintance filter sorry.

Jan 19, 2010 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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98 dodge dakota steering noise

I have the same clunk when I turn sharp...anyone have an idea?

Jul 02, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

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My 92 Dodge Dakota keeps dying while in motion

I had same problem with 99 Durango.
It was an easy and cheap fix -- I went to and learned common problem with 98 & 99 Durango -- sounds exactly like your problem. I was encouraged to replace the PCM "Brain" and was advised of an online Refurbished PCM dealer located in Florida. You can google as I forgot the name. I called them and they confirmed an easy fix w only 3 screws to change out the brain. The cost was < $300.00 and my son & bro changed it out. Runs great ever since -- I was so grateful for for delievering this information to me. My car would die on me without warning -- totally unreliable and dealer and mechanics had no clue. Your problem sounds like mine -- call the PCM reburbishing company and see what they think.

Apr 02, 2009 | 1992 Dodge Dakota

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Troubleshooting code PO753 ECM or PCM.

It is more likely the solenoid, the PCM is very seldom the problem, about 3% of the time to be exact.

Oct 16, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

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