87 dakota key does nothing

Asked by Sep 05, 2013 at 11:40 PM about the 1987 Dodge Dakota STD Standard Cab 4WD LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

When I turn the key on my 87 dakota, nothing happens. All lights and accessories come
on. Starter cranks when shorted. I replaced the ignition switch and fusible link for ignition.
Turned over with key for a few seconds then stopped working. Fusible link didn't blow.
What do I do?

1 Answer

10

had a few older Nissan pickups and a sidekick that had this prob. replaced a lot of parts and finally installed a bypass starter push button . had to have key in on position.sometimes it started with key only. kept me from walking.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 87 dakota key does nothing 1 answer

    When I turn the key on my 87 dakota, nothing happens. All lights and accessories come on. Starter cranks when shorted. I replaced the ignition switch and fusible link for ignition. Turned over with ...

    1987 Dodge Dakota STD Standard Cab 4WD LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 87 dodge 1 answer

    After 2 starters in 3 weeks .on my 3.9 87 dodge dakota. Why does it try to engage while going down the road .and then quit working?

    1987 Dodge Dakota

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 1993 dodge dakota 5.2 gas guage does not work? where do i start? 1 answer

    bought this used truck and the gas gauge does not work? where would i start looking?

    1993 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE Standard Cab LB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Why does my Dakota "kick" really hard into reverse when idling high? 10 answers

    1992 Dodge Dakota idles high (2.2-3K rpm) for about five minutes until it warms up. If I don't let it sit for five minutes, when changing my automatic transmission into reverse, the truck kicks incr...

    1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr LE 4WD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • My 92 dodge dakota will not turn over when I turn the key. 7 answers

    All gauges and lights work. It has a new battery. Had the starter tested and it shows good. Changed the ignition switch and key lock cylinder. Changed the neutral safety switch also. Switched the...

    1992 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,040
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,020
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
2,059 Great Deals out of 207,339 listings starting at $1,499
Used Ford Ranger
176 Great Deals out of 5,676 listings starting at $950
Used GMC Sierra 1500
760 Great Deals out of 69,126 listings starting at $1,850
Used Chevrolet S-10
5 Great Deals out of 1,310 listings starting at $2,695

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 131 listings starting at $5,995
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 96 listings starting at $7,900
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
21 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $3,500
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 344 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 559 listings starting at $1,950

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.