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98 dodge dakota 6 cylinder. When in park or neutral if I tap gas and let off it will rev up to 3000 rpm and back down slow every time but does not do it in reverse or drive. Already changed all sensor

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SOURCE: 1996 dakota has no reverse

i hate to tell .but your going to need a tranny. you smoked your reverse. have a good day

Posted on Mar 29, 2009


Chris Werner

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SOURCE: Driving and car doesn't want to go over 2500 rpm's.

Yes there is a sensor that can cause this. First, is your Pontiac drive-by-wire? Meaning that there is no throttle cable connecting the gas pedal to the throttle? If so, the TPPS sensor (throttle position pedal sensor) may be faulty. You will need a scan tool with PID data capability to check the sensor feedback. If it is not DBW then the TPS sensor on the throttle body may be faulty or the fuel pump may not be supplying enough fuel pressure to the engine causing a lean condition. Hope this helps!!

Posted on May 20, 2009


Alex Jarema

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SOURCE: Pajero 3000 Efi doesn't rev over 3000 - 3500 rpm

Well you already got the answer, it is the air mass flow unit sensor that is faulty, replacing it and clearing the error codes will solve the problem.

Posted on Jul 01, 2010


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SOURCE: i have a 2001 doge

Most likely need to clean your IAC sensor, dodges are notorious for having this prob, depending on your engine, it should be on the rear of your throttle body held in place by 2 torx screws

Posted on Jan 01, 2011



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Replace idle up motor or sensor depending on what they call it

Posted on Dec 25, 2011

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