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Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 12-07-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Sounds like the alternator and/or the battery is...

Sounds like the alternator and/or the battery is not strong enough to run the system.

Do you have any auxiliary components running? Extra lights, amplifiers, etc? The battery may be undersized...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 12-07-2018, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 269
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Sounds like you just have air in the system. Add...

Sounds like you just have air in the system. Add coolant until the radiator is full, put turn the heat fully on, run the truck, burp the system by squeezing top and bottom radiator hoses, lower...
Forum: New Member Introductions 10-05-2017, 12:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 376
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Most likely one of the following; ABS sensor is...

Most likely one of the following; ABS sensor is bad or low brake fluid tripping the light. An ABS light will be on if the module itself is bad. This information is pre-OBD2, so take it with a grain...
Forum: 4.7L V8 Specific Topics 10-04-2017, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 853
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Nope. ...

Nope.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chrysler_PowerTech_engine

ALLPar (https://www.allpar.com/mopar/47.html)

Generally, no, through any manufacturer. Mass produced engines will likely have...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 10-04-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By CaffeineTripp
If your truck has been lacking power prior, and...

If your truck has been lacking power prior, and after, changing the fuel pump, chances are it's something else that's wrong.

Check: Fuel pressure, PCM for CELs, transmission fluid when vehicle is...
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 09-21-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 575
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Weak cold idles are normally due to a bad or...

Weak cold idles are normally due to a bad or dirty IAC. Suggest removing and cleaning it. Then checking with your DMM what its values are at resistance and volts.

From there check for any vacuum...
Forum: Suspension 09-18-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 874
Posted By CaffeineTripp
You'll have to buy and replace everything...

You'll have to buy and replace everything separately. For pickups there's not many control arms available with bushings and ball joints already installed. You'd find that mostly on passenger cars.
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 09-02-2017, 11:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 989
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Has the transmission fluid been changed/flushed,...

Has the transmission fluid been changed/flushed, has fluid been added (what kind of fluid too)? Did you do a VIN check to see if the car was in an accident or had flood damage? I'm assuming the red...
Forum: Exterior Body 09-02-2017, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,241
Posted By CaffeineTripp
That's a great idea. Might need some...

That's a great idea. Might need some fabrication, but there're kits out there that should come with the support mounting ball sockets. Redline Tuning...
Forum: PENNSYLVANIA DODGE DAKOTA OWNERS 09-02-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,812
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Probably the sway bar.

Probably the sway bar.
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 08-10-2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 734
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Either the system is too pressurized or not...

Either the system is too pressurized or not enough was used as for the amount of refrigerant.

If the compressor stopped working, you may need a new compressor or a new compressor clutch (if you're...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 08-09-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 568
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Have you replaced anything yet? I would imagine...

Have you replaced anything yet? I would imagine either the column shifter or the cluster would need to be replaced, but that's speculation right now.
Forum: 5.2L V8 Specific Topics 08-09-2017, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 819
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Code is an O2 sensor, not necessarily going to...

Code is an O2 sensor, not necessarily going to make the engine not run. It would run, but poorly.

Check for spark, fuel pressure, compression test first and foremost. Need actual numbers, not...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 08-09-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By CaffeineTripp
WA has a few more mountains at least though. ...

WA has a few more mountains at least though. Great sights out there. Only been once, but going again would be great.
Forum: Computers and Powertrain Control Modules 08-07-2017, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,713
Posted By CaffeineTripp
You've already answered your question, try...

You've already answered your question, try replacing the ignition switch as it has some of the initial power to all the components you've talked about.

Exhaust work has nothing to do with...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 08-07-2017, 12:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 400
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Depending on what the Cadillac's horns are rated...

Depending on what the Cadillac's horns are rated for you might be able to hook them straight up to the Dakota's horn wiring.

Otherwise, run power separately. Melting wires or constantly blowing...
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 08-07-2017, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 612
Posted By CaffeineTripp
You can put in manual mirrors without any...

You can put in manual mirrors without any problems so long as the mirrors are adjustable from outside the vehicle rather than the adjustment knob on the pillar.
Forum: 4.7L V8 Specific Topics 07-07-2017, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 899
Posted By CaffeineTripp
You'll have to consider as well whether or not...

You'll have to consider as well whether or not your mechanic offers warranty through the Jasper company and/or through the PowerTrain company. Most likely, since they go through Jasper (and may be...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 07-07-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 758
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Sounds if it's an electrical issue. Start with...

Sounds if it's an electrical issue. Start with the battery, make sure the cables are all tight. Turning left may loosen a cable just enough to turn the vehicle off.

What are the codes that are...
Forum: 3.9L V6 Specific Topics 06-29-2017, 11:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 885
Posted By CaffeineTripp
With symptoms like those you should have a CEL. ...

With symptoms like those you should have a CEL. I'd highly recommend getting it scanned. If the CEL isn't on, you might want to get it scanned anyway since there may be stored codes in the ECU.
...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Recalls and Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs) 06-29-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 12,605
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Link is not available anymore.

Link is not available anymore.
Forum: Dodge Dakota Body and Interior Problems & Questions 06-28-2017, 11:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By CaffeineTripp
T15 or T20 most likely. Best to pick up a set...

T15 or T20 most likely. Best to pick up a set rather than single tools. Mopar got into the habit of using Torx and Security Torx throughout the vehicles.
Forum: Suspension 06-19-2017, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 945
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Softer rides for pickups are pretty hard to come...

Softer rides for pickups are pretty hard to come by. The GMC is larger than the Dakota which contributes to the soft ride, longer, wider wheel base gives more of a floating sensation. Air ride...
Forum: Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions 06-13-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 579
Posted By CaffeineTripp
Check your IAC and your TPS, make sure they're...

Check your IAC and your TPS, make sure they're within spec. Tighten any slack in the accelerator cable if applicable, clean throttle body out, check for vacuum leaks.
Forum: Dodge Dakota General Discussion 04-06-2017, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By CaffeineTripp
So far I've had no problems with the O'Reilly...

So far I've had no problems with the O'Reilly rotors I buy. I've used their/our rotors for the last 10 years with no warping problems.

If the rotor is warping I would check into the condition of...
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