2002 Dodge Dakota not starting

Tiny
TONYHOMEDEPOT20
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  • 2002 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 80,000 MILES
CRANKS BUT WON'T START, I WAS TOILD IT COULD BE THE OXYGEN SENSOR, BUT COULD IT BE THE FUEL FILTER? MY DAUGHTER DRIVES IT ON EMPTY MOST OF THE TIME AND I'VE HEARD OF VEHICLES DOING THAT WHEN THEY WERE RAN ON LOW GAS.
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Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 AT 9:40 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Hi:
Chances are either spark or fuel is missing. So, if you question the fuel filter, disconnect it and see if fuel is being pumped. Use a gas can to catch the fuel because it will spray out when the key is on if it works. If you have pressure, reconnect it and check fuel pressure at the fuel rail. If it's low, start by replacing the filter and recheck pressure. If still low, chances are the pump is bad.

If fuel is good, check to see if you are getting spark.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, January 29th, 2009 AT 10:38 AM

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