Good spark plugs? Clean air filter? Good Spark plug wires? Cap and Rotor OK? Air intake and Vacuum hoses tight and not leaking? Have you used injector cleaner lately? New fuel filter? Are the charging system and battery OK? Hows the oil level? Live in Mexico(bad gas)...:)
...really? Without sparkplugs the engine will not be able to start up and run...so to answer your question yes the 2005 Dodge Dakota has sparkplugs.
Add fuel, and crank.
Check for vacuum leaks.
If stuck open the car will run cold. If stuck closed the car will run hot.
The starter location on all Dodge Dakota engines is on the driver's side rear of the engine, low down and bolted to the transmission bellhousing. It will be cylindrical in shape and the positive (red/+) battery cable will run directly to it.
Look in your owners manual. It will tell you what the truck was designed to run on.
replace the blower fan resistor and you`ll be okay
Some will run rough and not run at all.
Yes a timing belt can make it run bad the vale timing gould be off an the cam will be in re tard timing
The reason why it is considered bad is because while you run, you get hot and sticky which causes you to sweat. And while your sweating the cold gets at it and you may become sick! Hope that helped! :)
Try checking the idle air control valve. It also may be the beginning of a failing catalytic converter.
If the defrost is on, the ac will be on, and the condsensor fan will be on.
If the crank sensor is not working, the engine will not run.
I have 2 codes, P0031 and P0141. both are o2 sensors. (2002 dodge dakota sport) and I checked my fuse box, no fuse even there for the o2 sensor. I think that is my problem. haha, but, when u open your fuse case, look inside the top, look next to where it says "o2 sensor" for "spare" that is a spare for if yours goes bad.
Low battery (bad battery or alternator) or bad starter, most likely.
AN engine that will not run correctly if at all.
Low coolant? Bad thermostat? Heater core plugged, restricted, or air bound Temperature control valve or cable not adjusted properly?
Yes, you need spark for the engine to run.
The first thing I would check is a bad thermostat. If it is not letting in cool coolant the engine will shut off to reduce the chance of overheating the engine. Hope this helps.
temp senser or spark coil
If a 2003 Dodge Diesel has a bad fuel pump, the vehicle will probably not start. If it does start, it will not run very long before it starts to spit and sputter and may even stall.
If your vehicle is running too cool, you have a bad thermostat. You need to replace it.
You will need to run an oil pressure test with a pressure gauge.
I would say if it run ok cold but dies or has bad idle after warming up very possible the coil packs are going bad