Question about Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

I just replased the TPS on my 01 dodge dakota manual v6. Now it idles low and has died on me a couple of times when I'm sitting in neutral. What do I do?

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • Jeffrey Turcotte
    Jeffrey Turcotte Nov 08, 2010

    did you adjust the TPS according to the manual after installation? If yes, maybe you need to clean up your idle air control valve and passages. Clean the throttle body bore while you're there. If this doesn't fix it, check for loose/leaking vacuum lines.

  • jcmatzen Nov 08, 2010

    Thankyou for responding. No I didn't adjust the tps. I have never delt with this before don't really know how

  • jcmatzen Nov 09, 2010

    I have tps a circuit high input what do I do

×

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,565 Answers

Clean out your throttle bore and throttle plate with spray carb cleaner. use a toothbrush and rags to get it clean. If problem persists then remove and clean the Idle air control valve and the mounting hole. replace PCV valve. I would do all of the above. Make sure the TPS connection is secure.

Deposits can cause the throttle plate to stick open a bit causing problems with vacuum flow.

Posted on Nov 08, 2010

  • jcmatzen Nov 08, 2010

    Thanx ill give it a try

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
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.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

How to replace my idle speed motor 1990 Dakota v6 3.9l


I had a 1992 5.2 V8 Dakota,so I looked over my
Factory Service Manual for you

The 3.9 & 5.2 are much the same

At the front of the throttle body is the MAP Sensor
On the drivers side the TPS & at the rear the AIS Motor

Air Idle Speed Motor

My experience once,was with a low idle, I replaced a worn
set of spark plugs,cleaned the rotor & cap & was good to go

That is what I would do & then remove the AIS & try cleaning it
& the port it goes into

I have a Mastertech OBD 1 Scan tool like the GM Tech 2 ,back
in those years,so I could control the idle with it, to test it

Today I just use the scope for TPS & Oxygen Sensors & moved
on the a Notebook Scan Software

I can not see from the manual the screw type,but it appears to be
two screws holding it in & I would guess they are torx,like a T30
maybe

If you can't get it to work or idle replace the AIS

Make sure the cable & throttle shaft etc don't stick

If you have to remove the throttle body & clean it good

May 23, 2014 | 1990 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Adjust air fuel mixture


there is a set screw in the front of the throttle body, to adjust it, but first why do you need to adjust it ? if low idle then it could be your TPS or IDLE AIR CONTROL VALVE, this valve is on the back of the TB and should be cleaned first, take the two.screws out which are torx heads and I think.a 25, once you have it out, take TB cleaner and a non lint towel and spray and clean, also clean the port where it sits in to, on these Dodges they are known for these to be carboned up, this would give low or high idle, also check to see if you have your 5volt reference on this sense, the TPS and crank sense, this one is hard to get to, it sits on top of your transmission bell housing on pass side. before you go touching the.idle set screw, check these and clean.idle air control valve first

Dec 04, 2013 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Dodge dakota dies after start up and very time you stop 1993 v6 automatic


Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner and spray about half the can through the throttle horn while you hold the idle up to keep it from dying, this will clean the idle speed control valve and should cure the problem

Jun 12, 2013 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

Stumble off idle


Stumble off idle,you have a misfire at idle the ignition system is of concern this will include plug wires sparkplugs cap and rotor,

Mar 03, 2012 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

After 5-10min driving around the truck struggles to run smooth. as i come to a stop or even slow down 5 out 0f 10 times it stalls out. the restarts is good, but still struggles to run. I have to rapidly...


Check the TPS Sensor on throttle body (throttle position)

Also the Air Idle Control Solenoid at the base
of throttle body, on side

Spark plugs strangely make a difference on the dakota,
clean rotor & cap

There is no timing adjustment

Never move your distributor,it is for
injector timing

Jun 12, 2011 | 1988 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

My truck will start then slowly die but if i sit in it and keep it where it should idle for little bit it runs fine after that but it happens when my truck sits for a while and some times it just starts...


Idle Air control motor may be going bad, Throttle position sensor maybe, TPS is the cheaper and easier to replace. both are located on the intake manifold. Look under your distributor cap for water or green corrosion on contacts, may just need a tune up.

Jan 27, 2011 | 1997 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

1998 DODGE DAKOTA 3.9L V6 WILL TURN OVER BUT WILL NOT START


if battery is weak the idle air control solenoid will search for the right position and stall have battery load tested if good put in a idle air control solenoid..

Feb 26, 2009 | 1998 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

95 Dodge Dakota 4 Cyl Dies


try replacing the coil, my 2.5 did the same thing, and after changing plugs,wires,distributor,rotor,rotor button . the last thing i repalced was the coil and i have not had an issue since. all work was done about 6 months ago.

Jan 08, 2009 | 1995 Dodge Dakota

1 Answer

Dodge dakota wont idle


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

Nov 30, 2008 | Dodge Dakota Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Truck Starts but won't stay running


if the battery voltage gets low the computer will lose its memory...the idle air control is not ure what to do.. drive the vehicle for a while ...you may have to 2 foot it but eventually it should idle

Aug 11, 2008 | 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

120 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Dodge Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76846 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22246 Answers

Ronny Bennett Sr.
Ronny Bennett Sr.

Level 3 Expert

6918 Answers

Are you a Dodge Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...