2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 v8

Asked by Feb 03, 2017 at 08:09 AM about the 2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 02 dakota 4.7 v8 has been stalling or
having a rough low idle when I come to a
stop and light and also I've been having
very sluggish performance lately. Where it
doesn't want to accelerate like it's
supposed to. I was Wondering what could
be causing it? I don't think it's the iac
because it doesn't idle high then low it just
idles low so I think it's either the tps or
maybe the map sensors? Or it could be the
cat or is there a possibility that since my
exhaust has a hole in it (was waiting till
after winter to replace) that that's the
problem. Anyone else have this problems
and fixed them? Plz let me know

4 Answers

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The hole in the exhaust could affect your performance, and the cat could be getting plugged. Just check that in a dark place with the engine warmed up and idling after a drive, it would be glowing orange, or have a orange hot tint to it.The IAC may be good but the port may be all gummed up. That should be taken out and the port & IAC cleaned. Clean the throttle body, the throat and butterfly also. The MAP sensor is another possibility.

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I replaced the IAC and TPS and my stalling is gone and everything is back to normal Cost me a total of $85 for sensors and a can of throttle body cleaner( I order them online and used promo code SAVINGS for 30 percent off each thing) ORDERED FROM ADVANCED AUTO PARTS

79,085

Glad you gotter.

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