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2005 dodge Dakota will not start battery good starter good

Customer Question

2005 dodge Dakota will not start battery good starter good problem no power to starter solenoid and fuel pump does not appear to work cant here it when turn key on was wondering if this could be pcm or just sensor feeding the pcm
JA: So many things can cause fuel pump issues. Some simple, some complicated. Fortunately, the mechanics we work with have tons of experience dealing with them. Are you hoping to fix this yourself?
Customer: yes
JA: Great! What have you tried so far?
Customer: just changed battery jumped starter by putting power to solenoid wire engine cranks fine but no start like lost fire checked all fuses
JA: Is there anything else the Dodge Mechanic should be aware of about your Dodge?
Customer: no haven't had any problems till yesterday son was just driving down road about 70 mph truck just died stopped it restarted no problem but would not go over 2000 rpm without cutting out got home shut off then restarted later no problem when tried in morning nothing hasn't run since
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Juan Crespo replied 6 months ago.

Hi there.

Going by the symptoms you describe, it looks like the anti-theft system had a problem recognizing the transponder built into the ignition key and disabled the engine. If another original transponder key is not available to try, or if that other key fails to start the engine, then the system will need to be diagnosed using a oem-level scan tool. These tools are available to authorized Dodge repair facilities and licensed locksmiths.

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