My Dakota has been starting fine until a few days ago. It was starting fine a few weeks before problem with the temperatures below 0. I started having this problem when it was in the 30's outside, only when cold. The engine turned over fine but wouldn't kick over after cranking several times for 20 or 30 seconds each time. I thought is was flooded so I floored the accelerator and eventually it started. This happed for 3 to 4 days leaving home and leaving work. Once it started, it ran fine, and started fine if I just shut off while warm to get gas or go into store. The last day I couldn't get it started so it's been sitting since than. I did a fuel pressure check and the pressure goes up to 46-48 psi which is within the spec. The pressure went from 48 to 35 psi in 10 minutes 1st time, and 46 to 26 in 30 minutes 2nd time. This leakdown rate seems to be within limits from my Haynes repair manual, but I assume that a leaky injector must be my problem, do you agree? How do I determine what injector is leaking, at $73 apiece I don't want to just go out & buy a set of 6. What would be your suggestion on figuring out this problem?
have the same problem?
Saturday, February 9th, 2008 AT 12:36 PM