1992 Dodge Dakota Does not start

Tiny
MICHAELMAN1027
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  • 1992 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 162,000 MILES
This car was working fine in the morning, evening time I had to hold the gas pedal down to keep started or it will die. After a minute it idled normally. Next morning it wants to start but it sounds like no no spark. Does not even sound like it is shooting out a spark. Changed the coil Still nothing. Lights work, radio works. What can It be.

Michael C
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Friday, February 12th, 2010 AT 8:02 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Mike:
I need you to check for engine codes. Here is how to do it.

Cycle the ignition key from of to the run position 3 times. The 3rd time let it in the run position. THe engine light will begin to flash. You need to count the number of times it flashes. Each code will be a 2 digit number. The light will flash, have a slight pause, flash again, then have a longer pause. It will then continue on if there are more. The last code will be a 55 indicating it has finished.

Let me know what codes you get. Remember, you don't turn the key to the start position, only the run position while cycling.

Joe
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Saturday, February 13th, 2010 AT 1:35 PM
Tiny
MICHAELMAN1027
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Joe, do I need to put a code reader on this truck, if so Where does it go. I have other vehicles I use it on, but never this one. Thanks for the help
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Monday, February 15th, 2010 AT 6:46 AM
Tiny
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I have turned the key to on sveral times and the only lights seem to be the oil light. I did it three times. I did not put it to start iether. What could it be.
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Tuesday, February 16th, 2010 AT 6:03 AM
Tiny
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After replacing cam sensor, crank sensor, key ignition, and than the computer, and still no spark finally I found the problem. I jumped a wire from the power of the battery to # 30 on the Fuel relay switch and placed the relay back in its spot and bam it works great. Yes I need to replace the corroded wire, but for now it works great. So all that seem to have replaced all the know issues, try the fuel pump, for, if that does not work, than auto shutdown will be enabled. Good Luck!
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Sunday, March 7th, 2010 AT 7:18 AM

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