Rough Idle Quad Cab 3.9 V6

15

Asked by Dec 26, 2010 at 12:19 AM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I took my truck through some mud the other day and noticed that my car had a really rough idle after. Then my exhaust started smelling like rotten eggs. Then my OBD said that I had an cyl. misfire on the number 4 cyl. I drove it to work one day because I couldn't get a ride and my car drove like crap for half of the way and then started running fine. Now when I start up. I don't get any engine codes. My exhaust doesn't smell and my car runs a little rough at idle. But my water temp gauge takes a long time to reach normal. Once it does, my truck runs fine. Could some body please tell me what is wrong with my truck. Thank you.

3 Answers

215

it may be time for a tune-up. new spark plugs, cap & rotor, and wires might help you out on your misfire issue. while you're at it, throw an oil change at it. when was the last time you had your truck serviced?

15

You are probably right about the plugs, cap and rotor and wires, but I changed the oil my self 1,000 miles ago. So my truck has been serviced a little bit, but I should try the electricals. I found water spots on the inside of my hood and the top of my fan shroud.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
10

I have had a problem with rough idle with my 2000 dodge dakota 3.9. I have replaced my TPS, MAP, Bank 1 O2 Sensor which was the original code and my iac valve. I have been all over the internet and have realized that i should have just brought it to the dealership. They are expensive, but it would have been fixed by now. i AM DISGUSTED. These forums do not solve problems as they are answered by mechanics who make thier money if you cannot solve your problem

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,642 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,650.

ZIP:

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,060
  • #2
    banana
    Reputation
    1,050
  • #3
    Snidely
    Reputation
    920
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
402 Great Deals out of 10,657 listings starting at $1,500
Used Ford F-150
2,122 Great Deals out of 181,536 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma
562 Great Deals out of 41,710 listings starting at $2,999
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2,131 Great Deals out of 181,503 listings starting at $1,898
Used Ford Ranger
169 Great Deals out of 5,524 listings starting at $1,000
Used Nissan Frontier
322 Great Deals out of 20,815 listings starting at $1,995
Used GMC Sierra 1500
790 Great Deals out of 67,767 listings starting at $1,350
Used Chevrolet S-10
8 Great Deals out of 1,275 listings starting at $1,800
Used Dodge Durango
271 Great Deals out of 20,209 listings starting at $999
Used Toyota Tundra
439 Great Deals out of 33,419 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 2500
138 Great Deals out of 5,061 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 171 listings starting at $6,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 94 listings starting at $7,000
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
13 Great Deals out of 264 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
19 Great Deals out of 300 listings starting at $4,500
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 547 listings starting at $2,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.