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had the same thing with my 97 dakota .it turned out to be a tranny sensor , i am sorry i dont remember the name of it, but it was located on the top of the tranny .if i remember it was about 25 to 35 dollars .pretty easy install

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 07, 2014

sounds like variable pressure in the fuel system..aperently there is bleedoff of fuel pressure during operation.. that means there is an issue with the pump holding proper fuel pressure in the tank..there is a part in there where this happens and it may be going bad..sign that replacement is needed .. also check the fuel filter under the vehicle..it may be plugged up..

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 15, 2013

Check fluid level and adjust shift linkage it may have come loose

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 08, 2013

omg way to much work for me i could do it if i were younger lol

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

So many options...oxygen sensor, egr valve, pcv valve, premium gas.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Doubt it's the ECU, but it's behind the passenger kick panel on most Daks. Sounds like bad ground, or something is drawing too much current. Stick a voltmeter across your battery after you charge it, and start pulling fuses until you see which circuit is loading it down, if that is what's happening. Do this with key off. Or instead of pulling your hair out, pay the dealer to diagnose it only, then you repair.

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1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 13, 2013

by the picture I'm assuming it is a dodge Dakota, must have engine light on, check codes, if you do not have a tool, go to auto zone, they will give you a print out for free. resend, if you have codes for misfire, cylinder 135 or 246 the PCM is junk.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 09, 2013

Bad plug is likely.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 07, 2013

Three things come to mind. First, you could have worn piston rings that reduce compression until they expand slightly when warm. Second, you may have a worn valve causing the same type of problem with compression until it heats up and seats better. Third, you could have a leaky fuel injector that fuel fouls the plug until the excess is burned off. Does the vehicle set a code? If so is it a misfire on one particular cylinder? Check compression and if the problem is on a specific cylinder, try swapping the injector for that cylinder to another cylinder to see if the problem moves.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

My first suspicion would be a crankshaft sensor. They commonly fail and will cause the condition you indicate. The next most likely candidate is a faulty fuel pump, but they rarely fail during operation. They normally fail by just not working one day.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 03, 2013

Under the hood on the driver side on the firewall there is the main wire harness it has a rubber boot over the plug. Take the tape off from it and pull the rubber boot back look at the bottom left wire should be red and be a pretty good size wire. That wire will get acid on it just like the battery and sometimes mess the hold plug up. Depending if your truck has power windows or any other etc. there are up to 60 wire on that plug. I had to get another plug and rewire all 60 wires on mine since the acid damaged my plug Dodge has this problem on all trucksicon1.png from 88 to 00

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 01, 2013

Just a guess, but I think you mean a tie rod "end link", or a stabilizer "end link". The parts houses have specific kits with all the necessary parts to repair or replace them.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 30, 2013

sounds like an electrical problem,some type of short somewhere

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 29, 2013

turn the key to the on position a see if you can here a buzzing sound around the fuel tank,if you don't hear a sound then. (be very careful while doing this) with the key off take a fuel line coming from the tank loose,make sure its pointed away from you and turn the key to the on position,see if any gas comes out,if not then your fuel pump is probably bad.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 27, 2013

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