I have a Dodge Dakota from 2000, 4x4 Quad cab V8 4.7L.A few time ago I start having electric/electronic problems. Sometimes when you would try to start in the morning the battery
would be drained flat.
Later these problems start happening more often a couple times the headlights wouldn’t turn off even if I turn off the truck and take the keys out, or the lights inside the cab wouldn’t turn off. To solve this, I always had to disconnect the battery for a few seconds and connect again. I thought the computer of the truck was getting crazy.
Then I bought a battery shut off switch because was happening to often. And basically I “solve” the problem. Because i would shut off every time I would stop the truck.There is another problem too, that I don’t know if it is creating shorts or things like that. The ignition module on the steering wheel was forced by someone ... and now slides off. of the “notch” position and can create all kind of problems like the turning lights not working and so on...Last week Friday after arriving outside the garage, I got out left the truck idling while I went to open the garage door. When came back the truck was shut off, and never turn on again.
It cranks but the engine never fires.
The battery gauge and fuel gauge on the panel, now are always showing nothing. Sometimes show no bus on the odometer.my local mechanic says that the computer is gone and should need a new one and be reprogrammed, and only can be done by a dodge dealer, he says that because his testing machine cannot get any response from the computer.Any advise?
The hammering on the deposit was done to see if the pump wasn’t working properly but didn’t work
If there is a computer problem can I buy one on the junkyard and installed it to solve the problem?