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My Dakota has a bad ticking coming from the engine area it seems like its a lifter can I adjust it or is that what it seems to be ,it idels rapidly when its getting driven for a few,check engine light comes on

WHERE ARE THEY

What sound does it make

Low idle as well. And from time to time my transmission cooling line pops off...i clamped it several times but still finds a way to give me trouble. Any advice

On occations, the motor is cold, my eng. light stays on, po442 (EVAP sys., small leak detected). My gas mil. dropped alittle.

I just replaced the fuel pump the splice was not corroded it gets spark from the distributor but it just cranks and cranks if fuel or starting fluid is put into throttle body truck starts but doesn't stay running although it does backfire. It had been stalling out occasionally then went to the gas station put some gas in it drove home then wouldn't start.

Yesterday, in Petersburg, I can't get the gearshift to release after pressing brake pedal very hard.

turn the key on, has fire to coil for a second, when cranked no fire to coil. does it have anything to do with the automatic shutdown relay?

cranked. fuel pump works fine. does it have anything to do with the automatic shutdown relay?

Battery totally dead.when I jump started I pressed on gas pedal turned on took off foot of gas pedal engine turns off

After it was installed need to know whats the problem

Tranny was repaired, switch was working but repair place said not sinking deep enough. So I want to put lighted toggle switch in. What type wire and fuse and how to wire

The neutral safety switches are different. 2000 tranny has 3 prongs and 2001 has 5 wires

i have followed these instructions
OIL PAN REMOVAL
(1) Disconnect the negative cable from the battery.
(2) Remove engine oil dipstick.
(3) Raise vehicle.
(4) Drain engine oil.
(5) Remove exhaust pipe.
(6) Remove left engine to transmission strut.
(7) Loosen the right side engine support bracket cushion through-bolt nut and raise the engine slightly. Remove oil pan by sliding backward and out.
(8) Remove the one-piece gasket."

and i'm unable to get the oil pan out past the transmission and front cross-member i need about another 1/8 of clearance to remove the pan. any help appreciated

Wires. Purple. Pink. PinkDblue black blackOrgStp green white blkstp what numbs please and ty

It cranks but won't start it isn't the cankpoistion sensor it gets spark has gas

what would cause temp gauge to go straight to hot even after vehicle has sat all for day or so on 2001 dodge Dakota 3.9 L V6, but didn't do this until I change the alternator. Today have changed the thermostat and coolant temp sensor and still no change to the gauge.

sometimes the shifting problem will go away, but chattering and squeaking stay.

Want to buy a 02 dodge Dakota SLT 4x4 V8 4.7 liter but the owner told me it needs Oil sending sensor changed. I need information on where its located? What tools will i need? And is it easy to change?

I have done O2 Sensors, TPS (Throttle Position Sensor), Plugs 2X, Wires 2X, Cap Rotor 2X, Coil, and a lot of other new parts however my truck will not turn over. I am at a complete stand still trying to figure out where to go next. I have replaced everything and then some of what any code has ever come up (Which was always with the O2 Left Upstream, and 5 & 6 Misfire). What Now?

Front-end Collision on passenger side crashing the headlight on the passenger side did not deploy airbags at 30 miles an hour

There is alot of excess play in my steering wheel. I had new tires installed and hat the tie rods and all the front suspension components checked out and everything was reported as normal. The steering shaft was replaced a few years ago. When setting still there is about two inches of play in the steering wheel to the left and to the right. Could this be a steering box issue? ... Thank you!

do I have to pull the manual transmission when I pull the 4 cylinder engine from a 97 dodge Dakota sport truck

I have a 1998 Dodge Dakota that I have put into a 1997 truck without replacing the computer and my first gear now is not shifting could it be that I need to replace the computer or what else could be my problem? The truck work great before I put it into the 97 body?

It seems as though my headlights will just shut off intermittently as well as the radio and the interior dash lights. This may only happen when all are on. Voltage regulator????

It will stay in gear if I hold it. If I let off the clutch it will pop then stay in and I also can smell gear oil in the cab
Of the truck sometimes

The battery was dead and had to be jumped. How do I get the computer to do the self test so I can get my certificate and complete my registration?

What could make this happen. It's not Everytime you start it. Sometimes weeks can go by before it happens again.

Vehicle is in 4WD and cannot disconnect because the shift lever is disconnected, how can I reconnect it?

Truck shuts down while driving