I've been having some trouble and need help. My Dakota wouldn't start up the other day, right after it had been running hours before, and when I checked there is no longer any spark being created, or fuel being fed into the carburator. Does anybody know what could be causing this?

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Asked by Sep 03, 2007 at 06:00 PM about the 1989 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drove the car out to my girlfriend's house the other day, went to leave on a trip, and found out it wouldn't start. I checked all the vacuum hoses, made sure all connections were tight/proper, and then checked for a spark and fuel feed. Found out no spart was being created, and no fuel was being fed into the carberator. Hasn't been able to start up since.

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Sounds like an electrical problem, possibly with the Integrated Power Module (fuse box) or a relay. Have this diagnosed by a dealer or mechanic. Your problem may also be computer-related.

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Thanks for everyone's help. I figured out what the problem was after much deliberation(it turned out to be a dark grn/black wire in the truck's "brain" causing the problems by not feeding the ignition coil, auto shutdown relay, etc.).

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