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Total Complaints:
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2000 Dodge Dakota engine problems

engine problem

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2000 Dodge Dakota Owner Comments

problem #1

Oct 272008

Dakota SLE Quad Cab 4X4 4.7L

  • Automatic transmission
  • 112,000 miles


Okay, here goes. It began October '08 5 miles into a 200 mile trip. Check engine light comes on, engine misfiring. Return home, hook up diagnosticater, shows some gibberish about the secondary coil and that #2 cylinder is misfiring. Replaced plug, runs great.

A month or so later 35 miles into the return 200 mile trip, engine light, misfire--same crap. Go back to farm and diagnose, same results--coil gibberish and #2 misfire. Change plug, runs great through most of the rest of winter. Happened again in February. SS, DD.

Replace plug, runs great--for a week. Happens again. New plug, swapped coils to see if problem followed coil if and when it happens again. It didn't. Stayed with #2. Change plug again, runs great. Keep in mind that I have those new fangled PulseStar plugs at $25 a pop. Screw that, so I got a couple of Champions. It lasted about 20 miles. Come home, new plug again, runs great, back out of driveway and go ten feet guessed it, #2 misfire again.

What in hell is going on here? It's driving me nuts...and bankrupt!

- , Saint Michael, MN, USA

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