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Inline on the power steering high pressure line/hose. Looking down at engine from front, next to the battery, and next to the power steering reservoir, there is a hose coming out the bottom of the reservoir, curves up, and the sensor with electrical connector is visible near the bend in the hose. It's on the metal part of the line. It's simply screwed/threaded on. Need two wrenches to remove (one to lock onto the line, another to unscrew the sensor).

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 30, 2014

Check the plugs to see if you all cylinders are burning clean. Multiple fouled plugs can cause the same problem. Wet plugs indicate they aren't firing at all, which means the coil pack isn't working. Check the air filter, it could be choking the motor if it's too dirty. Check the fuel filter to see if it's clogged from dirty gas.

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2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

If a vehicle won't start, it's one of two things: no spark, or no fuel. If the vehicle is turning over, you can check for bad coils, distributor cap/points, or bad spark plugs/wires. On the other end, you can check for clogged fuel injectors/carburetor, clogged fuel filter, etc.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014

have a coolant system pressure check done to find the leak. IT could be a hose, water pump, or a rusted welsh plug or a leaking heater core

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 20, 2014

Doesn't help with what? Does your oil pressure light stay on?

If so, you will need to have the oil pressure checked with a mechanical oil pressure gauge-any shop can do it, only takes a few minutes. If pressure is below the specification for your engine, it could be an oil pump seal, a pickup tube gasket, a worn oil pump, or worn crankshaft bearings. On high mileage engines, worn crank bearings are a good possibility. Ask a local pro for advice.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 16, 2014

You don't say what size engine you have, but the two most likely candidates for imminent failure would be the crankshaft sensor or the fuel pump. If you have fuel pressure at the rail, then I'd replace the crank sensor fist, as they are common failure items.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 15, 2014

  • My 2001 Dodge Dakota has a 4.7 liter engine but the problem you are experiencing is the exact one I had a while back. Here's the fix I used. 09/09/2013 - 87,250 mi. Problem, (engine wouldn't low idle) Idle Air Control Valve totally clogged with grease & soot. I cleaned thoroughly with "Carb & Throttle Body Cleaner".... Problem solved.... I hopes this helps.... L. Smith

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 11, 2014


With the ignition ON and battery voltage above 10.4 volts .

Throttle Position Sensor voltage at the PCM goes above 4.5 volts for 3.2 seconds .

  • Clock spring shorted
  • Throttle position sensor sweep
  • Intermittent condition
  • Throttle position sensor signal circuit shorted to 5 volt supply circuit
  • Throttle position sensor signal circuit shorted to battery voltage
  • Throttle position sensor internal failure
  • Sensor ground circuit open
  • Throttle position sensor signal circuit open
  • PCM
hope this helps, Tim 423 327 4108

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jun 06, 2014

Sounds like a vacuum problem to the selector, may be computer, open at this demand. Check vacuum line for crack or line off,

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 30, 2014

More info needed as crunching noise front of truck????????
What type of noise
What part engine or steering/ braking /going fast/slow/going over bumps etc .
We must have more information. sorry

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 23, 2014

these codes do refer to the specific symptoms you describe, so unless you had a fire in the engine bay i'd think the problem could lie with the ecu as this is where the sensors/switchs are controlled/connected to ,would need a thorough diagnosis , better to be carried out when the faults are present ,a usual practice is to leave vehicle with the repairer so they have a better chance of seeing what actually happens , hope this is of help

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 23, 2014

grinding is never good, brake rotors could b shot. wheel bearings bad. most trucks r rear wheel drive, so these two problems r my guess, replacement of both recomended, new brake pads included. make sure bearings get packed with hd bearing grease. check for other damage , and when installing the above, donot overtighten the large bolt holding on the hub, finger tighten, then 1/4 turn with wrench, if that, wheel must turn freely. but not loosely, understand ? good luck, ken

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 22, 2014

That didn't give much to go on.
It is most likely a loose wire or a bad ground connect.
Under the hood, look for wires coming out of the headlight area that fasten to the fender or some other ground. They should be black wires. Get wrench to fit the fastening bolt and loosen just enough to let you wiggle the wire back and forth. That will scrape some of the surface underneath clean. Now tighten the bolt and see if that fixed it.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 07, 2014

The light will cut off, it might trigger a worming light on your dash

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 02, 2014

check ground locations in harness under hood ,make sure they are tight

2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 02, 2014

The driver's door has a control panel with switches to control 2 or 4 windows, above those are two switches - the one closest to you is the power door lock and the one away is the window lock button. The image below has a red arrow pointing to the switch. Good luck!


2001 Dodge... | Answered on May 01, 2014

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