When my truck is cold, it cranks for ever till it starts, spits any spuders while trying to start, but when the engine is warm it starts just fine, but if you turn engine off for say 30 Min's it dadr.

Asked by Dec 28, 2015 at 11:54 AM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Extended Cab

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1st start of the morning it spits and spudders for say 5-10 Min's till it starts.

3 Answers

115

Probably due for a tune - up. But you Could have gotten some crappy gas, wouldn't hurt to use a (good) fuel additive, like royal purple and clean your MAP sensor. I had to change my MAP sensor, but I would try to clean it first. Make sure you read the instructions.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I've done a complete tune up and gas treatment? Don't know about the MAP sensor?

10,940

scan the computer for codes. If it has really high mileage, test the fuel pressure and check compression on cylinders.

Your Answer

Add photo
Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,855 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,000.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,030
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,000
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 880
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
438 Great Deals out of 11,286 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,231 Great Deals out of 208,516 listings starting at $1,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
488 Great Deals out of 38,932 listings starting at $2,900
Used Ford Ranger
190 Great Deals out of 6,023 listings starting at $1,299
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,769 Great Deals out of 166,159 listings starting at $1,950
Used Nissan Frontier
327 Great Deals out of 26,690 listings starting at $2,400
Used Chevrolet S-10
12 Great Deals out of 1,358 listings starting at $1,595
Used GMC Sierra 1500
832 Great Deals out of 65,980 listings starting at $1,995
Used Dodge Durango
241 Great Deals out of 22,749 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Tundra
488 Great Deals out of 33,145 listings starting at $3,400
Used Dodge Ram 2500
147 Great Deals out of 5,282 listings starting at $2,500
Used Ford Explorer Sport Trac
56 Great Deals out of 1,861 listings starting at $2,200

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 110 listings starting at $4,499
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 94 listings starting at $7,999
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
14 Great Deals out of 297 listings starting at $4,888
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 373 listings starting at $3,994
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 578 listings starting at $1,500