Wont start

Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
  • 1992 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 146,000 MILES
1992 dakota wont start, new starter, battery, ignition switch, checked all wires and all grounds, fuses, relays, all seem good wont turn over no click nothing any ideas?
Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 AT 5:36 PM

18 Replies

Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Was neutral safety switch checked out?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 9th, 2011 AT 5:43 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Yep just replaced it still nothing but at least my backup lights work now lol still cant figure it out maybe the pcm?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 1:52 AM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
At starter relay is there 12v on black wire?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Saturday, June 11th, 2011 AT 6:40 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Yes at the relay is a yellow(switch) brown(power) and a brown/yellow(ground/neutral safety) and a black that ends in the harness if I take out the relay and swap it out with any of the other 3 relays(all the same) I get nothing , but if I take out the relay and run a jumper from the brown to the yellow it starts now aint that a ass scratcher? Any ideas I m going bonkers here! Thanx
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 5:47 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
O.K. Then when key in start position does yellow wire have power?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 5:53 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Yes
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 6:03 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
What about Black wire does it have 12+ volts
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 6:09 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Brown wire does black wire goes nowhere
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 6:39 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
There MUST be voltage on black that is what powers solenoid. It should go to fuse"B" in PDC
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
I understand but on this vehicle its brown I traced it from the pdc to the solenoid and yes it has 12+ volts
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Don't know who has been working on truck brown wire should go to starter solenoid, black wire hot, yellow hot with key, Brown'yellow ground. Yellow powers uo coil closes relay black wire feeds brown to close solenoid. When you say Black wire goes no where what just hanging?
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 7:07 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Yes looks like it was cut with a coupla others and taped up back in the harness going to nothing. Had the truck for 7 yrs never done anything to it but routine maintenance til now. Never had any issues whatsoever, my son was listening to the radio in it and ever since it hasnt started, unless I run a jumper wire from the yellow to the brown in the PDC and it will start.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, June 13th, 2011 AT 7:18 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Wire up black wire to power then it should start
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Tuesday, June 14th, 2011 AT 2:22 PM
Tiny
JBRAVO69
  • MEMBER
Wired it up and it fired right up! Thanx docfixit! Still cant figure out how it started all this time unless there was a power feed on there and it busted or fell off but couldnt find any signs of where it was or should have been oh well the mysteries! THANKS AGAIN DOCFIXIT!
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 AT 9:40 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Welcome wright it as a machine vs man and man won
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
CJ MEDEVAC
  • EXPERT
Doc,

I really like to see one go back and forth like that.

Especially when one draws the picture, and the other one colors it. Staying within the lines. An it's a keeper. Now hanging on the "fridge"!

Jbravo69, it's sorta rare to see the other party "Grasp" the instructions, and report back, with the needed info, without some Glitch!

I'd like to obtain a "everybody understands everybody, the 1st time" fast, smooth repair. With the ones I answer, more often!

Doc, I'll put in a good word about you, to the Big Guys, at our next 2carpicnic

he he!

The Medic
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
DOCFIXIT
  • EXPERT
Thanks
Needed a good laugh to end my day
Ernie
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Thursday, June 16th, 2011 AT 8:33 PM
Tiny
JONNYFIX
  • MEMBER
It sounds like you just said that when you bypass the neutral/safety switch your vehicle starts. Perhaps you answered the question.
Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Wednesday, February 24th, 2016 AT 3:20 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides