Engine Cooling problem
2001 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 70,000 miles
I have a small air inlet (sucks in a large amount of air into the engine) that is open and unfiltered. I assume its supposed to be attached to some tube leading to the air filter but have been unable to find where it could possible lead. It is about a 1 inch long inlet
Can you take a picture of it and upload it for me to see? Based on your description, it sounds like a hose for the PCV, but I can't be sure without seeing it. If I am correct, check in the back of the throttle body for where it may go.
April, 6, 2010 AT 9:50 PM
Yeah, I will do it after work tomorrow. I stopped in at the dealer and they think its some sort of hose that went to a 4x4/ac/cruise control something or another.
I picked up a new pvc valve and a new tube leading to the air intake to the oil pan(?). She is running better, but will do tomorrow.
April, 6, 2010 AT 11:00 PM
I'll look for the picture. Also, if it is a hose for the 4wd, try it to see if will engage. If there is no vacuum getting to it, it won't work.
Let me know.
April, 6, 2010 AT 11:33 PM
Well it just so happens my service 4x4 light comes on periodically, every other day or so. It did it this past winter, but I was able to keep on using 4x4.
April, 7, 2010 AT 6:18 AM
That is interesting. Regardless, I'll take a look at the picture and see if I can figure it out.