my 5.2 burns rubber with very little trottle.how can i stop this from happining.

Asked by Apr 19, 2014 at 06:57 AM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

i just give it just a little gas and the back tires starts to spin.. with WOT the truck will spin till it shifts in to a high er gear.any ideas... Ron

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146,205

Try deflating the tires just a little, say, 5psi under what you have now and they will be 'softer' and grab a bit more traction.

104,155

How old are your tires? Older tires tend to get hard and can spin easier. Newer tires are softer and get better grip.

9,355

Try checking the front wheels, the wheel bearings or brakes may be dragging. Jack it up, the wheels should turn freely by hand.

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104,155

Good call yetlikesbeer.

3,665

that is a fact of having a lot of horsepower with no weigh on it. try wider tires. if you deflate your tires, you will cause uneven wear. stock size is 215/75r15. you can fit 235/70r15 on stock 15x6 wheels. I am running 255/60r15 on 15x7 wheels and it grabs better. you have to drive the truck differently than you would a car. in a car, you can jump on it and take off, in a truck you have to roll out first and then get on it.

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