Today my 1999 dodge dakota rt just did it again. Now this the third time the same problem has happened. Engine turns but does not start. I replaced the pcm, idle position sensor, change spark plugs , checked the fuel pump. Need to check the crank, cam. How? Other than that it looks fine. Need him


Asked by Feb 02, 2013 at 08:56 PM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr R/T Sport Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

4 Answers


It maybe ur engine computer failing wiggle the connectors and tap on the computer case if the engine reacts replace it and also if a sensor wire is rub bare it cold be hittin a ground causing a stall fault

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Use some starting fluid to determine if the problem is no spark or no fuel.

put it on your code reader. Sounds like a crank-angle sensor.


As was mentioned, first check and see if it's spark or fuel causing the problem. Pouring starting fluid down the TB and cranking is a good way to test. If you rule out the fuel, I would suspect either the coil or cam sensor (pick up plate under the distributor cap). It may also be the crank sensor but it's less likely.

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