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This is a dodge dakota 87 v6 3.9 liter engine, it will try to start but not run, sometimes it will run but idle rough and have to keep my foot on the brake and keep giving it gas at stop signs and red lights. its like it either isn't getting enough gas or won't idle properly. fuel filter and pump are fine we took the line loose and it is pumping gas

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the brake fluid? How's the level and when was it last changed?

Brake fluid for a idle problem?

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes maam i am, we have tried cleaning and regapping the spark plugs and cleaning the connectors on the distributor cap

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Thats all i can think of

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Dodge
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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago
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Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help.

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Is the check engine light on?

Are you looking for some possible causes?

Would you be willing to speak on the phone?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Lets just text
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Sounds good. We can continue on this page.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok. What is your answer?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

I can provide you with some possible causes and some tests you can run. Sound good?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Ok. Do that. What do yoj suggest?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Checking engine vacuum

Checking for vacuum leaks

Possible engine speed sensor

Idle air control motor/throttle body

MAP sensor or TPS sensor

Fuel injectors

Oxygen sensor

I would recommend to start there.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
No check egine light. No fuell injectors. Carberator type engine.
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Ok, then it could be an issue with the carb itself.

However, I would recommend to start by checking for vacuum leaks and checking the primary ignition (engine speed sensor)

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
How do we do that?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Which one?

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Speed sensor
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

That is tested using a lab scope.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
I am not at the trucl right now. Having it towed. Can I get back with you later?
Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Sure thing, Sounds good!

I am glad I can help!

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Dodge Mechanic: Amedee, Dodge Technician replied 8 months ago

Hello there!

I am just checking in to see how things are going and to see if you need any further assistance?

If so, please let me know as I will be happy to help.

Best Regards,

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