1989 dodge dakota v6 promlems with starting

Charles Hurlbut

Asked by Feb 11, 2015 at 05:57 PM about the 1989 Dodge Dakota STD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

hi i have a 89 dodge dakota while im driving it it for a bit it just quits as if you turned the
key off but its on none of the dash worning lights come on but its not running ,i thought
it might be the fuel pump or filter so i poured gsa in the carb but it still wouldnt start but
turns over fine , after cranking it over several times still no results i finally cranked it
over and just kept cranking it till the battery sart running down and right at the last it
fired up again, this the 3rd time its done this this week any ideas of whats happening

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Bob Beaman

Probably first thing I would do is replace the fuel filter and go from there.

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Charles Hurlbut

thanks bob but shouldnt it have started when i poured gas in the carb?

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It has a carburetor? In a 1989 V6? An early throttle body does resemble a carb, but are you sure it's not fuel injected? SPFI, single port?

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Charles Hurlbut

your right i have a THROTTLE BODY air asperated 3.9L v6

Charles Hurlbut

heres what it looks like

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Ok, I had a thought if it did have a carb. Like a stuck float, carbs were still on some vehicles in to I think as late as 1991 or so. But sorry, I'm out of my area here on Dodge.

Charles Hurlbut

fordnut, thanks for the help anyway, im open to any and all suggestons

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