Having problems with your 1997 Dodge Dakota ?

I was driving to work and the truck stopped running. When I came to a stop I tried to restart it and it turned over but would not start. I had all panel lights on and it still would not start. I turned the ignition on and off several times, thinking maybe it was something in the ignition switch. After about 20 minutes of this and trying to start it, it finally started. I was able to drive it about 3 miles back home and I have not drove it since. When it did finally start it was kind of flo

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 26-09-2022

Answers :

This appears to be an ignition problem and will require testing with a volt meter at the least. It could be the ignition coil due to the fact that the vehicle was most likely @ running temperature when you experienced the engine shut down. When coils are defective, they will leak voltage when hot, therefor they will not supply spark the the plugs. Since the vehicle flooded...I'm assuming you smelled fuel, which is an indication that fuel pressure is not an issue. Make a visual inspection or have someone check the ignition coil, having a vehicle shut down while driving cause's you to loose power steering and power brakes and is not something that should be taken lightly.
Repair Help & Product Troubleshooting for 1997 Dodge Dakota

Tips for a great answer:

- Provide details, support with references or personal experience .
- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box .
- It's 100% free, no registration required.

Suggested Questions/Answers :

Loading ...

  • Start your question with What, Why, How, When, etc. and end with a "?"
  • Be clear and specific
  • Use proper spelling and grammar
all rights reserved to the respective owners || carrestorationshop.com || Terms of Use || Contact || Privacy Policy
Load time: 0.0094 seconds