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Check the Idle Air Control. It might need cleaning. Check the Throttle Position Sensor. It might need adjustment or replacement.

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Q: Could a hole in the mufflers of a 97 Dodge Dakota cause the engine to rev when it is in park or neutral and pull more than it should when in drive?
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What gear should you start the engine in a stickshift car?

You start the engine in neutral.

What problems do a neutral safety switch cause?

A misaligned or defective neutral safety switch will cause you to have to wiggle the gear selector in order to get the engine to start. You may even have to put it in Neutral. The switch is there to prevent the engine from starting while in gear. It should only start in Park or Neutral.

Will a 5.9 v8 engine fit in a dodge Dakota?

It should. The 5.9L Magnum is available as a factory option in most or all years of Dakota production.

Is it cheaper to buy mufflers online If so, where should I purchase one?

If you are going to purchase a used muffler, then it will most likely be cheaper to purchase one online from You can also check your local Wal-Mart, and they should have mufflers in their automotive section. If you know exactly what you need, you can purchase a muffler online. These sites claim to have discount prices on most mufflers: AND

Will a 318 engine from a 1998 dodge durango fit a 1999 dodge Dakota?

***SUM'S Answer***-As far as I know, owning a Dakota with a 318. Yeah it should work.

2001 Dakota with a 3.9 engine can you upgrade to a 5.9 or a 4.7 engine?

Sure you can change engines, but the question is, should you? IMO, that answer is NO! If you want a Dakota with a larger engine, then sell this one and purchase a different truck. You will more than likely be money ahead, and avoid all the problems of an engine swap.

Does a 95 dodge ram 1500 have to be started to check the transmission fluid?

The fluid level in an automatic transmission in a 1995 Dodge Truck should be checked at idle in Neutral with the engine at operating temperature.The fluid level in an automatic transmission in a 1995 Dodge Truck should be checked at idle in Neutral with the engine at operating temperature.

Should an automatic roll in drive when engine is not running?

Yes, but don't tow it in drive or neutral, it will damage the transmission

Does any other model dodge Dakota transmission work in a 1994 model with the 5.2 engine?

A 1995 should work.

Where is the starter located on a 1999 Dodge dakota with a 5.2 engine?

It should be located on the driver's side, lower rear of the engine, below the exhaust manifold and bolted to the front of the transmission bellhousing.

Should neutral wire of lamp be connected to the 3amp or the 6 amp side of a canopy switch?

You should never switch the neutral wire. The neutral of the appliance should be connected directly to the neutral wire leading to the service panel neutral bar.

Can you push a yardman riding mower It has neutral but it does not roll?

if this is a gear transmission, it should roll in neutral unless the transmission is damaged or the brake is frozen, hydrostatic transmissions have a release mechanism for moving them when engine is off.

Where is located the water pump on a 2004 dodge Dakota?

Follow the lower radiator hose from the radiator. It should connect to the water pump on the engine.

Where the starter is located on a 1999 dodge Dakota v6 slt?

It should be on the lower, driver's side of the engine directly in front of the transmission bellhousing.

Do you check the automatic transmission fluid in a 96 Toyota tacoma with the engine on of off in neutral or park?

engine running in park. when warm it should be between the "hot" and "cool" markings on the dipstick.

How do you affect back pressure in car and two wheeler?

The back-pressure in an automobile is determined by the design of the tailpipe and exhaust system. There should be no obstruction in the tailpipe which results in an increase in engine back-pressure and is harmful to the engine. Custom or after-market mufflers and tail-pipe cores enhance or retard back-pressure, depending on the design and installation personnel and may improve or degenerate engine performance and should be used with care.

Why you use earth for neutral?

Neutral should only be connected to earth (ground) at the main electric panel. You should NOT use earth in lieu of neutral.

If your gas pedal gets stuck what should you NOT do?

Do not shut the engine off. Instead, slip the shift into neutral and pull off to the side of the road, stop, put it in park then shut he engine off.

How often should you change the oil in a Dodge Dakota?

You should change the oil in a Dodge Dakota every 3000 miles.

When to check fluid levels on your car?

All fluids should be checked when you purchase fuel. All fluids except for the transmission fluid should be checked with the engine off and at operating temperature. The transmission fluid should be checked the engine running and the transmission in PARK if automatic or NEUTRAL if manual.

What should you do if your accelerator pedal gets stuck?

You should put the vehicle in neutral and pull over to a safe place (if you're on the freeway use the emergency shoulder on the right-hand side). Once the vehicle is completely stopped, keep it in neutral and shut off the engine. Then you should probably have it towed to a shop and have a mechanic check it out.

Are there different types of auto mufflers?

Hello Yes there are many types of auto mufflers, There is oem muffler where it is made to the ridgid car co standerd, then there is aftermarket muffler where is made of less quality, Thern you have the performance muffler where it is made to a standerd for power and not how quiet it should be.

What should you do if your accelerator got stuck at 50mph?

put the vehicle in neutral, pull over and shut off engine. then look to see why the pedal stuck

Where is petcock for radiator in 2003 Dodge Dakota?

It should be at the bottom, driver's side of the radiator on the engine side. It may be either a petcock or just a plain plug.

Reset check engine light on 2000 Dodge Dakota 3.9l?

remove neg. battery cable for 10 min. and reconnect. that should reset the light.