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I just put in a PCM on a 98 Dodge Dakota how to start run for 3 seconds and cut off what could be my problem

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I am assuming you installed a used or junkyard PCM into the vehicle. You are probably experiencing issues from a misprogrammed unit. Each PCM is programmed to the VIN-specific installed components of the vehicle. For example, my 1999 Dakota did not come with a factory anti-theft system installed. If I change PCMs to one that does, it will do exactly what yours is doing since there is nothing installed to tell the PCM that the anti-theft system is working. Many shops and most dealers can reprogram these units. They use the VIN from the vehicle and download the programming from the manufacturer and flash the PCM. Most DIYers do not have the equipment nor the subscription(s) to the manufacturers to get this data.

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SOURCE: 1994 Dodge Dakota stalls after start up

Check your fuel filter

Posted on Mar 15, 2009


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SOURCE: 98 dodge dakota starting to stall while driving

sounds like maf is acting up. 1st sensor coming out of air cleaner

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possible you ignition switch

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SOURCE: I have a 98 Dodge Dakota and the heat is cold

try bleeding the cooling system

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SOURCE: 98 Dodge Dakota Fuel Issue

No there is not, none maintance filter sorry.

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