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1998 Dodge Dakota Base Reg Cab 112 WB Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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July 3, 2013, 12:07 am

Terry H

Question: will a ignition switch cause my truck to die

I have replaced cap, rotor, pickup coil, ignition coil, crankshaft sensor. my truck will run for a while then die. then it takes about 3 hours for restart. when its dead I used a voltmeter at the ignition coil harness. on one wire I get constant power. the other wire is supposed to flash as my buddy turns it over it only flashes for a second. please help

July 6, 2013, 11:54 pm

Ron W
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I would suspect the ignition module is your issue. You have already replaced most of the primary circuit already.

It could be a switch related issue, the but module is much more common.

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July 7, 2013, 7:10 pm

Terry H

are you talking about the ecm

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July 7, 2013, 7:13 pm

Terry H

sorry also is it ok to buy a used ecm from a wrecking yard. dodge told me they would not program a used ecm to my vin. is there any where else I can go for programing?

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