when driving at 35 and 45 mph. and you come to a hill theres a strong vibration and the rpm. drops to around 1500 and lower this just started why?

How much should it cost to change/replace the spark plugs? Is their placement so difficult, that lots of effort is put into getting to their location?

Rear seat belt latch caught in the door breaking the plastic cover,is there anyway to repair so to stop it from falling to the bottom of the belt every time

Does this engine have a belt or chain and when (mileage) should it be changed?

Check Engine light comes on sometimes. When it comes on vehicle idles rough. When not on vehicle runs fine. Brake and intilock light always on. Help. Pulled the codes and I think it read code 27. What is that? TPS?

I replace the theromostat, theres no leak from the heater core, but i dont have any heat unless its engine heat?

I replaced the pump with rebuilt pump replaced the rack and pinion with a rebuilt rack. Replaced the high pressure line. The vechile has 96,000 miles. It has warmed up weather wise and the whining noise has got better.


I have a recently acquired 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport, 3.9L V6, 5-speed AX15 manual transmission, with 160,000 miles on the odometer; not sure how many miles on the transmission.

Here is a summary of the symptoms that it is manifesting:

The majority of the time it is hard to shift into 1st, 2nd and 3rd gears, although occasionally shifting into all 3 gears is perfectly smooth (what I would consider normal). I would estimate that it shifts normally around 10% of the time.

When it does shift normally, ALL 3 gears engage normally (after shifting into 3rd normally).

When it does not shift normally, ALL 3 gears are hard to engage, but each has a different relative level of difficulty, with 1st being extremely hard to engage, 2nd moderately hard and 3rd the easiest (but still not normal)

Once 1st gear has been successfully engaged 2nd and 3rd engage normally when up shifting.

At a dead stop, all 3 gears are hard to engage as described above.

Since 1st is basically impossible to engage the majority of the time when I try to shift directly from neutral or any other gear, here is my workaround when coming to a stop (with each gear engaging with the level of difficulty summarized above):

1. Shift into 3rd
2. Shift into 2nd
3. Shift into 1st

On the rare occasions when it slips smoothly into 3rd it also slides like butter into 2nd and/or 1st.

Double clutching does not appear to have any effect.

Does anyone have an idea what the problem might be given these symptoms?



I have a '88 Dodge Dakota 6cyl pickup with 65,000 miles. It's started surging when idling and has a dead spot in the accelerator where it wants almost bog out and die but won't quite. Seems to run fine down the highway, but a bit rougher in town. Any ideas?

I am trying to find a drive shaft for my dodge truck can I have it fixed or can you find me a new or rebuilt one?

The dealership said the bearings in the water pump is not tight and needs to be replaced.

had smog test done thats what the fault code reads p1756

fault code p1756 gov pressure switch

Just replace brake pads, rotors, sway bar, and ball joints and there is a vibration on driver side when accelerating and when i brake the vibration goes away.

The one head is cracked. How much should it cost to replace the head and the mechanic work.

I have a 98 dakota, trying to remove old starter to replace with new one. All bolts and nuts removed freed a little bit but will not come off the bottom stud. Plain and smiple will just not break free to replace with new starter any ideas how to break the old one free to remove it? Seem as though it is the same starter thats been on the truck since it came off the line 12 years agao

it cuts out losses power.not that bad around town,get on the hwy. 50mp 0r higher, it can get bad.is this something i can do or i need to pay someone?and how do check this

hello i have a dodge dakota pickup with no heat fan is ok engine temp reads ok but no heat. before this go to shop need to know whats wroung.

is there any other way to change the oil pan gasket without having to remove front axle or pulling engine?

I took the air filter off and the truck started right up. I put it back on, it runs for a while and then it cuts off. I take the air filter off, and it turns right on. The filter, and my plugs are new. Can I get some help, please.

Key turns in lock but will not unlock the door

how do you get the pulley off the drive shaft

What size flare wrench do I need to tighten the power steering hose to the gear assembly

This just started last night, truck started very weak and died as soon as I let off gas pedal truck dies. I did this over and over, finally said screw it, put it in gear and drove it back home (not letting off gas pedal, I only lived two blocks away). Pulled in driveway and it died when I let off gas. Sitting there wondering what the problem was and I heard and felt 3 pops while sitting in driver seat, started truck just fine and ran fine. Started and drove fine to work this morning...but when I went to leave work it did same thing again. I have no clue where to even start...

The engine will start and run drive for a while , dies but will start right back up

Does my truck have wheel bearings?

truck stalled and wouldn't start." I cut a small square in the bed over the fuel pump. I cleaned all the dirt off, and unplugged the fuel pump and clean that connection. I plugged it in and the truck ran for a week then just quit on me. "So replaced the fuel pump and now I have gas to my engine pump works fine. Just truck won't start. Its a great little truck in good condition

This truck is an automatic and stalls whenever it feels like it, but runs great otherwise. We have replaced the fuel pump, and fuel filter, the lower crank case sensor, and the transmission speed sensor. The reading on diagnostics said that there were multiple misfires on cylinders 1, 3, 5. We were told it could be badly filed out spark plugs and wires, as it backfires sometimes, could this be the case? It only has 117000 miles on it.

i pulled the fan and water pump out as one unit. i dont understand how the fan is disassembled from the water pump it self. i've done everything i can think of to get it off but no luck.. just wondering if there was any tricks or anything i might be over looking.. any tips would be helpful

My heater is stuck on defrost...when I change it to feet or vent option it still only blows on defrost...it will blow a little bit through the vents if I change the switch but mainly on the air is going through the dash and won't blow on my feet at all.