Why won't my truck start?

Asked by Mar 28, 2016 at 04:42 PM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I installed a new transmission into my 1996 dodge dakota today. After bolting
it into place, I hooked up the battery to it. I tried to start, but the engine did not
turnover.  The only that happened was that the lights and symbols on the
dashboard lit up.

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Since the starter must be removed to replace a transmission, make sure you have it connected properly.

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