2000 DODGE DAKOTA WILL NOT START PROPERLY

  • Tiny
  • carterjv
  • 2000 Dodge Dakota

Engine Performance problem
2000 Dodge Dakota V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 100000 miles

my truck has been having problems starting. It idles rough if you start it after ten mins of driving it. The guys at the store said it was not getting enough fuel pressure

Friday, February 27th, 2009 AT 12:49 PM

1 Answer

  • Tiny
  • Jacobandnickolas
  • Expert
  • 68,305 posts

Hi:
It could be fuel pressure. Is the check engine light on? Also, have you checked for vacuum leaks (especially near the EGR)? Finally, if you want to check the fuel pressure, it's not hard. Here is a "How To" video you can watch:

http://www.2carpros.com/dia/test_fuel_pressure.htm

The gauge being used can be purchased through 2carpros, or many parts stores will lend or rent one.

Let me know what you find.

Joe

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