Dodge dakota

Asked by Sep 11, 2019 at 09:21 AM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota SLT Club Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1997 dodge dakota v6. I started just fine 2
days ago but now when i start it. It immediately
dies. i have check the auto shut down relay and the
mass air flow sensor any suggestions

6 Answers


If you can get a code reader on the car, that might help. Most common causes for an engine to die right after starting are idle air control valve system, MAP/MAF sensor, engine coolant temperature sensor, faulty ignition coil, and maybe the fuel pump or its relay.

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i have replaced all of those the only way it will idle is if i pour fuel in the intake

i replaced all of the above. i have no idea on what to do but i can make it idle when i pour fuel down the intake. what next


Well, it seems that you've narrowed it down to fuel. Defective fuel pump or clogged filter. Dirty or worn out injectors. No injector pulse.

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Fuel pump pressures so I don't think thsts it fuel filter is good and injectors are all functioning

update injectors are only getting .5 of a volt but it still starts and runs for 2 secs

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