1999 dodge dakota rt having the same problem again but now im kinda getting somewhere. Now when it doesnt start but turns all i need to do is take the thottle body off spray sprat starter fluid and it catches and starts. Now it will be good for a week maybe more and it will happen again. Could it be the oxygen sensor? Or the fuel pressure? I havent checked them yet. U guys have any ideal. Thank you your help and sugguest.

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Asked by Feb 08, 2013 at 01:20 AM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr R/T Sport Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

These are what i replaced n checked
Pcm, ips, battery, sparks plug,
cleaned out the fuel injectors, fuel
pump.

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Won't be O2 sensor, that doesn't come into play until the car hits normal operating temperature. The fact that it fires on starter fluid means that there is a fuel issue. You may want to check the coolant temperature sensor for the injection system as well as the fuel pressure seeing as both have impact on your mixture.

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I agree that it is or seems to be a fuel issue. The pump pressurizes to around 60psi which is regulated to around 45 psi when the engine is running and a vacuum signal is present.

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