it cranks, and cranks, and cranks, then it starts roughly with check gauges light on briefly after it starts. can't figure out or the mechanics why it does this. worried i may cause more damage.

Asked by Dec 17, 2015 at 07:00 PM about the 2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Plus 4WD Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i have had this issues since i put a new fuel pump in the truck. now i am
chasing a rabbit's hole, and the money is adding up. any help would be
appreciated. coils, fps, wires, even tried blue devil. mechanic has taken me for
a spin, and i am at that point where enough is enough.

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to add to this, after it starts, it runs perfect. this does this often, not all the time, first crank in the mornings, starts fine. if i drive it and park and turn it off and then turn it on again, it starts fine. when it has been sitting for a good minute, thats when the truck acts up.

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I am almost suspecting injectors are starting to leak. Should do a fuel pressure bleed down test on her, by having a fuel pressure gauge hooked up and building the fuel pressure up by cycling the key on off a few times, Watch pressure gauge, it should not drop more than 5 lbs. in 3 min. time.

I would like to say that the test was done in front of me. The first three times, it ran 10, 20, 30 psi and when it started it read up to 50 psi. I have spent way too much on this truck and at the point of just letting it go and see what happens.

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