check engine light

Asked by Apr 19, 2010 at 11:24 PM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I got a 99 dakota 5.2L  from my dad for my son to drive. Check engine light is on an is running very rough. It wont idle under a load, surging really bad, hesitates, stalls and when the accelerator is pushed to the floor there is nothing there. I checked out a lot of forums on this problem. Figured out that it was probably the tps but to it to autozone to check the codes and they said it was a bad map sensor. Replaced the map sensor and it seemed to help a little but didnt fix the problem. It doesnt sputter and backfire anymore but the other problems are still there and check engine light is still on. I cleaned the throttle body too. Thought it might be the egr valve but found out this model doesnt have one. Is it the tps?

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175

Get the codes checked again. Maybe do plugs and wires

55

Yeah plugs and wires are a good start also a new distributor cap wouldn't hurt.

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