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1997 Dodge Dakota Question: Trouble starting my 1997 Dakota

 

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falcon16, 3.9L V6, Washington Court House, OH, March 27, 2011, 17:59
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When I try to start the truck it cranks and acts like it's going to start but won't. I have to hold the gas peddle down to start the truck as soon as I let off the gas it dies.

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    March 27, 2011, 22:48
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    Check for too much air or not enough fuel. Fuel pressure check - and leak down check. Check for vacuum leaks, disconnected hoses, etc under the hood. Good luck.

    A sticking open idle control valve could allow air into a cold engine, too, causing trouble.

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