20 Most Recent 1988 Dodge Dakota Questions & Answers

sorry need more info, any Eng. light on, recent work, stalls when at a stop with brake on or when your driving and apply break,etc.
(torque converter lock up not releasing)
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1988 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 12, 2019

If you're finding it difficult to service/
repair your car, get one of those online manuals. You'll not have to wait for others to answer, or rely on mechanics and all. Plus I know a website that has very good manuals online, without expiry i.e. for lifetime.


1988 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 05, 2018

sounds like you have a pressure regulator problem only a mechanic locally can fix this not FIXYA

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017

Try cleaning the idle control valve on the new engine or swap it out with the one on the old engine.

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 13, 2017

Check fuel filter/filters or just replace em than try it if nothing its carb time or injector issues or bad fuel try gas line/tank water remover iso heat is better if nothing still the carb needs a rebuild or the injectors are to blame

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

if what you say say is true-prove the click with a good power source like another vehicle attached with jumper cables-then bite the bullet and replace the starter motor

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 28, 2015

Should be on the firewall just above the heater box.

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 21, 2015

Its normally located in the engine compartment, look behind the fuse box cover it might have some signs to help your identify which ones are fuel pump relay and fuse.


1988 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 28, 2014

Replace the head gaskets most likely. Your car must have gotten warm enough to warp the heads and lose the seal on the head gaskets. If you get lucky it may be just a leak in the intake manifold that is letting water into the oil, but fix it before driving or you will ruin the motor.

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 15, 2014

More info , 4cyl- 6cyl -8cyl and 2 barrow or 4

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Aug 27, 2014

1988 Dodge Dakota
are you sure this is the car? 1988?
this car had 5 different engine options and ECU. to match them.

the PCM (or old ECU) has 1 pin, that is called memory.
this pin is hot at all time, battery not dead, or disconnected.
its not like todays car, which have complex learn modes, this is 88 year , the first years of EFI (usa cars)
why not ask the question from a symptom perspective or state the concern.
This memory stores the DTC errors, and short and long term fuel trim.
nothing complex here. just basics.

now ill answer from inside the ECU.
the chip that does this is CMOS, NV RAM.
it is a memory chip. (off the shelf) and is held at 12vdc key off by a single external pin.

login to ALLDATA.com

see 2.5L see pin A41 , that is the memory pin. a red wire.
if not 2.5L then please say what you have (under dah, hood)
and what is wrong.? "symptoms"

1988 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 07, 2014

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