1994 Dodge Dakota Repair and Maintenance
A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1994 Dodge Dakota
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1994 Dodge Dakota ProblemsEngine problems due to intermittent connection in crank position sensor wire connector
On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, an intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.
Engine overheating can result from coolant leaks which are commonly found at the thermostat housing gasket, water pump, heater return tube O-ring at the water pump, intake manifold gasket, and timing cover gasket. Our technicians recommend a complete inspection of the cooling system after any repairs are made to be sure there are no other leaks.
A surging or bucking during acceleration can be caused if the distributor is moved or mis-indexed. This is a result of the cam and crank position sensors being out of synchronization. Wear of the oil pump drive gear can cause similar symptoms because it allows excessive free play in the distributor drive. The distributor drive gear and bushing should be replaced if the rotor tip moves back-and-forth more than 3/16th of an inch when checking drive gear free play.
1994 Dodge Dakota QuestionsI put a new automatic transmission in but it still won't go into overdrive. Is there a fuse or circuit breaker for the transmission? (1 answer)
I am having issues with gas mileage. I have been getting progressively less miles since I ran out of gas.
have changed crank sensor. better but is not right