2001 Dodge Dakota - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

get the a/c condensor recharged with a freon substitute, i use "red-tek 12a refrigerant", it is much safer than freon and is ozone friendly.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 03, 2019 | 604 views

TCM module failure - controls all the items listed available at http://store.allcomputerresources.com/202020dodatr.html

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 11, 2019 | 146 views

Would a transfer case motor if it wasn’t working right would that not give power to front actuator

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Oct 03, 2019 | 3,544 views

in this order

faulty connection to the rear of the bulb
rusted bulb connectors
faulty bulb (but not if both do it)
faulty alternator regulator

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Apr 11, 2019 | 48 views

Check the "Help"section at your local auto parts store, they have a selection of these "clips" & "fasteners". If for some reason they don't just call the local dealer that sells your type of vehicle and they'll hook you right up for a few bucks at most. No Worries, this is an easy fix.

You can hit up a local junkyard or salvage yard; they'll give it to you or charge a minimal price at worst, that's what I usually do!

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 17, 2019 | 25 views

u'd need a proper manual for this in my opinion
like there are plenty of dealers and online shops that deal in those..
you can get some free at reliable-store and it;s actually really illustrative

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 07, 2019 | 35 views

Why are you trying to bypass?

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 03, 2019 | 66 views

either repair or replace the transmission...sounds like the sensor went out

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019 | 1,431 views

Anybody know where this clip goes? 2002 dodge Dakota drum brakes. Fell out can’t find where it goes.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Sep 12, 2018 | 3,493 views


2001 Dodge... | Answered on Mar 20, 2018 | 357 views

Sounds as if you may have a vacuum leak; possibly a dirty/sticking idle air control valve, or dirty/sticking EGR valve. Could possibly be clogged converter or muffler as well.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Feb 12, 2018 | 50 views

This could be he Idle Control Valve and is around 50 dollars and a easy fix. Also try STP 5 in 1 fuel cleaner for a couple of tanks if you are using the cheap gas

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 18, 2018 | 79 views

Hello Mac Davis,

My Dodge (Chrysler, Plymouth) days significantly
pre-date your 2001... although in trouble shooting
"modern" Dodge switches ... I have noticed there are
a huge number of "SWITCHES" available...

Meaning you are VERY likely on the RIGHT TRACK..

If you are NOT comfortable taking YOUR switch apart...
BUY a (practice) DONOR switch from eBay and
examine/dismantle... play, test... (etc.) to your
heart's content...

See BELOW (circuit drawings)

Totally FREE Circuit Drawings & Technical Service Bulletins
(TSBs) are available on the BBB Industries website...

Registration is required... (These are REAL documents)...
BBB Industries Premium Alternators Starters Power Steering Products
The only problem... Every time you return from the
DRAWINGS you are in the Technical Service Bulletins...

and must switch back to "WIRING"... but FREE... helps.

I hope I have.

Carnac the Magnificent

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 17, 2018 | 65 views

Have you tried blowing on the aera where the key goes into with a hair dryer if this solves the issue maybe think about replacing it at your earliest convenience, just a thought....

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Jan 03, 2018 | 46 views

brake switch not releasing the shift lock

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 24, 2017 | 176 views

There is an issue where the oxygen sensor that is after the catalytic converter can short out internally in the heater circuit and cause a voltage to feed back into the transmission. This in turn can cause the error that you are describing. The best this and cheapest thing to do is replace the sensor and see if the code comes back. If it does then you are looking at a possible transmission issue.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 17, 2017 | 90 views

The shift Solenoid by be bad the will not unlock the shifter. If you really need to get going ..You can physically override the shifter. Read your manual and it will tell you how to do it. In the mean time check all your fuses. There are many plastic parts that can crack split or come apart on some solenoids.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Dec 12, 2017 | 418 views

There is a tap or valve on the heater or hose that controls the hot water to the heater radiator, make sure this is working and not closed or broken.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 30, 2017 | 51 views

What color wire was loose ? VI/YL - Violet with yellow trace . A no bus message means the instrument cluster lost communication with the serial data network . Do you know what that is ? Gauge info. comes from other computers on the vehicle through the data bus. If a module (computer ) looes connection some how , faultly module , wiring problem etc... this message will show an more then likely a DTC - diagnostic trouble code will set in one of the modules on the vehicle . Don't know how much you know about this stuff , but you can not go to a auto part's store an have it check for code's . The tool they use doesn't check all the computers on the vehicle . The data bus on your vehicle is the PCI bus. 006 Chrysler PCI Communications
Reading as much as you can about this an finding wiring diagrams to test the bus wiring plus having the modules checked for communication network code's is the way to find a fix . Most of the time it is a loose connection that causes this problem .

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 18, 2017 | 274 views

While driving, the Idle air control valve (IAC) fully retracts and you control airflow with the gas pedal. When you come to a stop the computer extends the IAC to let air bypass the throttle plate and maintain idle speed. If the IAC is sticking it sometimes cannot compensate fast enough to avoid a stall. The problem is aggravated by the Air conditioner clutch cycling on while stopping. You don't mention the check engine light so not likely a sensor. If you have a OBDII scanner with live data available you can check the Throttle position sensor easily. You are looking for a smooth change through the range as you press and release the gas pedal. Or use a voltmeter to see the TPS. Measure resistance with engine off or voltage (0 to 5 volts) with ignition on. It should move smoothly through the range.
Another easy test. Park brake on, in gear (if an automatic transmission) at idle, load the engine by turning the steering quickly to the end and see how quickly the IAC recovers. Clean or replace IAC and while in there clean the carbon off of the edges of the throttle plate.

2001 Dodge... | Answered on Nov 14, 2017 | 1,485 views

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