I have a 1999 Dodge Dakota 3.9L V6 automatice 4X4 that refuses to start.

Asked by Tanman337 Dec 20, 2011 at 08:25 PM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have replaced plugs, wires, distributor cap, rotor, checked for power coming from the coil and all seems in order. Rechecked firing order with service manual. Vehicle did this once after a heavy rain fall in the summer, and after drying out for a day it was fine after it warmed up. Recently was sort of random, it just wouldnt start one morning about a week ago and has been sitting in the garage ever since. Any Ideas?

3 Answers

eather the fuel pump has gone out or the pickup in dis is bad.when you turn the keyswitch on,do you here a humming for about 3 seconds from under the truck,if not,fuel pump.

3 people found this helpful.
5

Have you hooked up an OBDII code reader to see if there are any codes. It could possibly be a mapp sensor.

7,705

First thing I would do it listen for the fuel pump as was mentioned... after that check the pressure at the fuel rail, you should have 45-50lbs. After that I would start to suspect the ignition, just be cause you can see spark when testing doesn't mean it's strong enough to ignite the fuel mixture under compression or that the spark is in time. The ignition coil, cam sensor (pick up coil), or crank sensor could all cause your problem without throwing a DTC

Your Answer:

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 785 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,988.

ZIP:

Own this car?

Share your experience with others.

1999 Dodge Dakota

Review another car

CarGurus Experts

  • #1
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    2,680
  • #2
    98DAK
    Reputation
    2,570
  • #3
    Justin Doucette
    Reputation
    1,940
View All

Know more, shop wisely

Search

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge RAM 1500
184 Great Deals out of 3,065 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford F-150
6,160 Great Deals out of 107,244 listings starting at $1,200
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
4,795 Great Deals out of 94,156 listings starting at $2,966
Used Ford Ranger
526 Great Deals out of 11,592 listings starting at $2,300
Used Toyota Tacoma
1,701 Great Deals out of 27,916 listings starting at $4,950
Used Nissan Frontier
771 Great Deals out of 14,098 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Durango
868 Great Deals out of 14,626 listings starting at $1,700
Used GMC Sierra 1500
1,911 Great Deals out of 28,906 listings starting at $2,900
Used Toyota Tundra
1,274 Great Deals out of 18,372 listings starting at $3,999
Used Dodge RAM 2500
73 Great Deals out of 1,444 listings starting at $4,700

Used Cars For Sale

2006 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 4WD For Sale
11 listings starting at $5,975

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. Content will be removed if CarGurus becomes aware that it violates our policies.