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  1. no crank

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    I was on my way home from work. As I was driving with the radio on all of a sudden everything went off and I heard of static pop through my speakers and then everything came back on. The engine kept running. When I got home and parked it I thought something might be wrong so I tried to restart...
  2. starter curcuit wiring diagram?

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    I have a 2wire connector the one that goes to the relay the pink wire goes Towards the cabin, where's it go? The previous owner spliced a jumper wire in from a yellow wire in column to the brown relay wire Question in relation to this i have is, isnt yellow air bag? I know it is in most cars
  3. Cold Start Problems

    4.7L V8 Specific Topics
    In the last couple months, whenever I go to start my truck it goes to turn over for a few seconds, if i hold it for about 3-5 seconds it will eventually start up, but if I let go and turn the key again it will start right up. I haven't yet replaced anything, been trying to do some research first...
  4. Turn the key and everything goes dead

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    First post here and I'm hoping someone can help diagnose this issue. I have a '97 Sport 4x4 that has been sitting for over a year. I recently have put in some new components along with a reman starter. The positive battery cable to the starter is also a reman but everything is clean. I've had...
  5. Starter & Wiper Motor Electrical Gremlin

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    2002 Dodge Dakota SXL developed an intermittent starter issue on a Manual transmission and the wiper motor doesn't work. A while back during a cold night the starter left my wife stranded. I pushed her off popping the clutch. The starter was removed and tested and found still serviceable. The...
  6. Starter rebuild

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    I was wondering if anyone knows if my starter ( 1992 Dakota, 5.2L, 4WD Auto ) can be rebuilt, and if so, is it the style with the copper rings inside that makes contact ?? I need to buy the kit before I rebuild it, and its my daily driver, so I cant take it apart THEN buy the kit. My original...
  7. Starter Replacement Tip

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    Just replaced the starter in my 96 V6. (yes, the top bolt is a bear to work!) I hate the idea of exposed 12V hot terminals, so I capped mine with wire nuts. Hacksawed the "empty" part of each wire nut, right down to the internal spring. Red fits the large terminal, yellow fits the small one...
  8. Positive Battery Cable Design

    Dodge Dakota Electrical Problems & Questions
    My 96 Dakota has FOUR wires going to the positive battery terminal. Starter, PDP, another red wire, and one that I added for the trailer. Needless to say, you won't find this at AutoZone! Last night I pulled the starter (another story!) and found this harness worn, corroded, burned, and in...