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start with a compression test ,if your getting piston slap theres a lot wrong

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 05, 2020

Remove a battery terminal turn key to on position reconnect.may reset

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 04, 2020

If you still need this diagram I have one saved in my work computer, I can post it for you tomorrow. Just let me know.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 03, 2020

Start with the most basic item: check your compression. Low compression gets lower when an engine gets warm.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 01, 2020

I emailed Haynes customer support and got it. If you can't see the pic right reply back with an email address and I'll send it directly to you.

1987 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 31, 2019

perhaps one or two plugs inoperative therefore dramatically reducing acceleration.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 30, 2019

It is in the inlet of the AC compressure high pressure hose to the evaporator on most models, if it not there it is part of the high pressure hose assembly.

1997 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 27, 2019

2006 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 07, 2019

get the a/c condensor recharged with a freon substitute, i use "red-tek 12a refrigerant", it is much safer than freon and is ozone friendly.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019

u will find a lot of wiring diagrams and circuit diagrams help books and stuff like this at
they can help u instantly... im a frequent buyer there since Im a mechanic so take help from there

1999 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 13, 2019

Be testing for fuel pressure and injector signal, testing for spark, test cylinder compression.
Wet spark plugs mean fuel but no spark. Spark plugs are read for teltail

Dodge Dakota... | Answered on Nov 11, 2019

TCM module failure - controls all the items listed available at

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 11, 2019

If the buttons are not lighting it likely means a bad switch. Usually if the encoder (shift) motor fails, the buttons will flash to let you know there is problem. Check for power at the switch and if it's there, you probably need a flashes while everything moves into place, once it locks in, the light should be on steady after that. Unless you have lost power to the switch, no lights is usually a switch failure.
In most cases if the encoder motor has a failure the system picks it up and flashes the lights continuously when trying to engage 4WD.
--------------- also try reset: unplug the fuse, take off the pos lead at the batt, ground the pos batt lead against the eng for a moment, reinatall the lead + fuse, try 4wd. --------------- check out the wires of the battery and the tccm (motor wirings)if any of the wires get loose the 4wd stops working.remove and reinsert wires very tightly.then check out/. --------------------------- thanks.this will help.please do rate the solution.thank you for using fixya.keep updated

Dodge Dakota... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

I've never seen a video that will help. Do you have a frost plug that is corroded and leaking coolant? What I do is to take a suitable punch & hammer then carefully tap at one edge of the frost plug until it is driven inward enough so the coolant runs out. Once it has been carefully driven fully inward you can then grab it with a pair of pliers and pry it out. Do Not let it fall into the block and/or leave it there. The tough part is getting a new frost plug driven in place and sealed properly so it doesn't leak. If in doubt, let someone at a good repair shop do this one.

Dodge Dakota... | Answered on Oct 15, 2019

Would a transfer case motor if it wasn’t working right would that not give power to front actuator

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019

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