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98 dodge dakota 5.2 engine. I have no gauges and all the

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98 dodge dakota 5.2 engine. I have no gauges and all the idiot lights come on. Engine starts and dies in about 5 seconds. I have replaced the batery, allternator, fuel pump and IAC for various reasons in the last 6 months
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Chris replied 2 years ago.

Hello and welcome to just answer. Have you checked for any trouble codes yet?


Customer: replied 2 years ago.
I have not. Don't have a computer and the truck does not run
Expert:  Chris replied 2 years ago.
Ok, well it wold be a great help to check for codes in the PCM (engine computer). See if you can rent a scan tool or code reader from your auto parts store, and then check for any codes, then get back to me with the code(s). Otherwise we will be just guessing as to why it won't stay running.