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98 dodge dakota 3.9 v6 4x4 manual check engine

I posted my problem on 8-14-08 under someone else with similiar problems, origianally the truck blew out a lot of black smoke on heavy acceleration. The truck had recent tuneup,fuel injection serviced, 2 oxy sensors replaced, intake manifold gaskets replaced, the fuel pressure is 47, the smoke test indicated no leaks, 2 codes came up 1 was the lean code the other bank 1. The truck runs rough once warmed up and I do not notice any more smoke. The fuel mileage seems to be horrible. So far someone had advised to replace computer.......

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Replace the Engine Temperature sensor. ""
That work with the Computer " Normally 2 wires"
The sensor with a Single wire is for the GACE.
This not afect the engine Performance..

REMEMBER 2 wires Tenperature sensor.
Normally Located BESIDE of the Thermostat.
The same of the Engine water outlet.

After that Let me know .
Don't Replace the Computer until I give you a few TEST after this one. OK....
I hope this help on your problem..

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