1989 Dodge Dakota

Tiny
DENIEG
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  • 1989 DODGE DAKOTA
Engine Performance problem
1989 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

Engine Performance problem
1989 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl

trying to get a carburator kit, replaced fuel pump gas comming out of hoses to carb but no gas in carb primed it started then died, called for a carb kit, gave number on side of carb 4302973588, they could not locate same eng as production, is there a name for the carb or maybe how I can locate, a friend said carb kit is there anything else I should check before the carb kit,

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Denie
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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 10:34 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Have you taken the carb apart to check to see if the float or needle valve is stuck closed?
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Saturday, May 9th, 2009 AT 9:29 PM
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Well they said at nappa that I would need a noid lite to check the pods inside the carb, they said it is electronic, a noid lite is exspensive any other method I can take, there is a new fuel pump and gas is comming from both hoses in front of the carb.

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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 AT 12:43 PM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Denie:
Did you have the carb apart? Did you check to see if the float is dropping to allow the needle valve to open and permit fuel to enter the carb? I may be wrong, but that is the only way I know of fuel getting in the carb.
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Tuesday, May 12th, 2009 AT 1:44 PM
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Replaced fuel pump still no gas inside carb, is there something else i should check, i will donate again. i have attached pictures.

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http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_1989_Carb_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_1989_Carb_2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_1989_Carb3_1.jpg

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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 1:11 PM
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JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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If you are getting gas to the carb but not in it, the only thing that can stop it is called a needle valve. It is a small device that is actuated by the float. When the float raises, it presses the valve into a seat and stops the gas. It will be located inside the carb where the fuel supply enters the carb. If it is stuck closed, the fuel can't enter the carb. You need to remove the carb, take it apart, and check to see if that is working. Honestly, in a carborator, that is what regulates how much fuel enters the carb via the float. I wish I was there to help because it really isn't that hard to fix.

If you decide to take it apart, let me know and the pictures really help. I will try my best to walk you through what to look for.

Joe
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Sunday, May 17th, 2009 AT 2:12 PM
Tiny
DENIEG
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I am sorry but confused there is no float on carb took apart this seems to be electrical, i want to donate more money but might need it if i do not figure this out is it possible this is electrical, thank you

denie


http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_pulled_carb_1_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_carb_2_1.jpg



http://www.2carpros.com/forum/automotive_pictures/307237_carb_3_1.jpg

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Thursday, May 21st, 2009 AT 5:30 PM
Tiny
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I didn't say anything when I saw the picture, but this doesn't look like a carb. It looks like a throttle body (fuel injection). If I am correct, the injector is the round part on the top. That is where the fuel should come from. If there is none, the injector it self may be bad. It is replaceable.

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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 9:17 PM
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Jacobandnickolas is right; that's a throttle body, not a carburetor. Before you get wrapped around the axle and pedal down the wrong road, you need to do a complete diagnosis and check for spark. More than likely it's missing too. The common cause is the Hall Effect pickup assembly under the rotor in the distributor.

Pulses from the pickup assembly tells the engine computer to turn on the Automatic Shutdown (ASD) relay. That relay sends voltage to the alternator field, the injector, the ignition coil, and the fuel pump or pump relay. If you have spark during cranking, the ASD relay has to be turning on and the pickup assembly has to be working. Chances are it's not.

Your parts guy recommended a noid light to determine if the computer is trying to fire the injector. That's a non-issue if you also don't have spark. The pickup assembly isn't real expensive and only takes a few minutes to replace.

Caradiodoc
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Thursday, May 28th, 2009 AT 11:04 PM

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