Dodge Dakota truck won't start

Asked by Sep 27, 2016 at 10:18 PM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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 or anything. Just silence.
Please help!!!

4 Answers

Sounds like starter solenoid

My 1994 Dakota did that even after putting in a new starter. I found that taking my cables off my terminals and cleaning wires and all helped me but that's my truck, it could be your starter going bad tho also

Have you checked your connections like 666 has said. I assumed you checked your wiring for breaks could even be disconnected. Your starter gear could be jammed into the starter gear. Hard to say without being there. You could drop the starter and try to turn starter over to see if starter is operational

Sorry I meant starter gear jamming on the pinion gear on the motor but you'll know that when you drop the starter. I keep getting the blue answer bar across my screen

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 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

  • 1997 Dodge Dakota, won't start 3 answers

    Once when I tried starting my truck, I got a small 'click' but nothing, when I turned the key. A co-worker found that the battery cables were too big, not making a tight, secure connection to the pos...

    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1994 Dodge Dakota won't start 1 answer

    I have a "94 Dakota with a 3.9 that will not start. The truck will not crank over at all. I took the starter off and had it checked at the local automotive store and it worked fine. I've changed ou...

    1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr WS Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2002 Dodge Dakota V8 won't start 3 answers

    I left the ignition switch turned on for about an hour or two on my 02 Dakota . Now it won't start unless jumped and then it won't idle. It started & ran fine prior to that. Did I fry something?

    2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr Sport 4WD Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 97 dodge dakota won't start

    I have replaced the fuel pump, spark plug wires, spark plugs, battery, pick up, coil, cap and roator. And still won't start do y'all have any idea?? It's also 97 dodge dakota 5.2L v8

    1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 3,816 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,500.

ZIP:

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,050
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,030
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
418 Great Deals out of 10,945 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,171 Great Deals out of 195,112 listings starting at $290
Used Toyota Tacoma
516 Great Deals out of 43,167 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
1,922 Great Deals out of 183,083 listings starting at $1,495
Used Ford Ranger
171 Great Deals out of 5,618 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Frontier
330 Great Deals out of 21,116 listings starting at $1,250
Used GMC Sierra 1500
789 Great Deals out of 68,701 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet S-10
9 Great Deals out of 1,309 listings starting at $1,999
Used Toyota Tundra
461 Great Deals out of 34,712 listings starting at $2,500
Used Dodge Durango
280 Great Deals out of 21,229 listings starting at $1,500
Used Dodge Ram 2500
125 Great Deals out of 5,076 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 187 listings starting at $6,975
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 89 listings starting at $7,595
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 290 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 342 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 572 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.