My 2001 Dodge Dakota with 3.9L V6 won't start or turn over. Stopped at a store and it happened when I shut it off. Seems to have nothing at the key. I cleaned the battery terminals and wire ends thinking it was corrosion. But when I tried it again, same result PLUS my dash cluster stopped working. There is no clicking or anything and the headlights and radio all work fine. I even swapped the wiper relay with the starter relay (same relay) and nothing happened. Could you help me please?


Asked by Mar 01, 2013 at 08:55 AM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

yes. you probably need a new battery. Have a load test done on it, to reveal that it doesn't put out with enough amperes if this is what you're saying that it's not takin' a a new one. Interstate batteries cost more, but are guaranteed, and will be pro-rated at failure provided there is nothing wrong with the case.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 2002 Dodge Dakota 22 answers

    My truck I believe is bi-polar. My windows won't roll down the dinger won't stop dinging my windshield wipers won't work and my service 4x4 light comes on. I reset the computer and it's happy for...

    2002 Dodge Dakota


    Maintenance & Repair

  • dodge dakota idling and dying 69 answers

    My dakota will start then idle down and die. I can pump the gas and it will stay running but if i hold the peddle down or let off it will die. I have replaced the fuel pump, fuel filter, and the idl...

    1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge Dakota truck won't start 4 answers

    My truck will not start. Everything comes on but it just won't turn over. I tried to tap on the starter but that didn't work. Checked all wires. It just does nothing when I turn it over. No click ...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Rough engine idle 25 answers

    Has anyone had this problem with their dodge 3.9L. I'll be driving at cruise speed and I can feel my truck chug, RPM's fluctuate, then goes back to normal. But continuously happens. I had the trucks f...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB


    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2008 Dodge Charger will NOT start! PLEASE HELP!!! 297 answers

    Forgive me for being too descriptive or long winded but I wanted to make sure I provided as much information and detail as possible to make the diagnosis much easier. I have a 2008 Dodge Charger 2.7L...

    2008 Dodge Charger SE


    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
Reputation 940
#2 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 890
#3 Snidely
Reputation 810
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500"
512 Great Deals out of 13,856 listings starting at $995
Used Ford F-150"
3,161 Great Deals out of 216,438 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tacoma"
644 Great Deals out of 30,295 listings starting at $2,850
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500"
2,427 Great Deals out of 143,996 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger"
254 Great Deals out of 7,800 listings starting at $988
Used Nissan Frontier"
431 Great Deals out of 20,683 listings starting at $2,500
Used Chevrolet S-10"
12 Great Deals out of 1,813 listings starting at $1,749
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
1,025 Great Deals out of 56,367 listings starting at $2,400
Used Dodge Durango"
393 Great Deals out of 22,705 listings starting at $1,000
Used Toyota Tundra"
611 Great Deals out of 26,460 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500"
149 Great Deals out of 5,748 listings starting at $2,289

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
9 Great Deals out of 129 listings starting at $5,999
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 127 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 322 listings starting at $3,495
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 391 listings starting at $2,488
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
38 Great Deals out of 732 listings starting at $2,399