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How To Test The TPS (1996-1999 2.5L OHV Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The TPS (1996-1999 2.5L OHV Dodge Dakota)

The throttle position sensor on the 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 2.5L OHV Dodge Dakota is probably one of the easiest components to test. In this tutorial I will explain how to do the test all in plain English. The test results will help you...   read more >>

How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (1993-2002 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

How To Test For A Blown Head Gasket (1993-2002 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

If you suspect that the head gasket on your 2.5L Dodge Dakota is blown, then this is the tutorial that you need to be able to check it out. Testing for a blown head gasket involves four simple tests. I'll explain each in a step-by-step manner...   read more >>

How To Test Engine Compression (1993-2002 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

How To Test Engine Compression (1993-2002 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

Testing the engine compression is probably one of the most overlooked diagnostic tests when trying to find the source of a hard to find rough idle condition or a misfire trouble code. In this tutorial I'm going to explain how to do the...   read more >>

How To Test The Ignition Coil (1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The Ignition Coil (1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

When the ignition coil fails, on your 1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota, the engine is going to crank but not start due to a lack of spark. Testing the ignition coil, to see if it's defective or not, is a pretty easy thing to do and in this...   read more >>

How To Test The MAP Sensor (1994-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The MAP Sensor (1994-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

The manifold absolute pressure sensor, commonly known as the MAP sensor, is a key component of your 1994-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota's engine management system. So when this bad boy fails, your Dakota's engine performance is going to suffer...   read more >>

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0141 (1996-1997 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0141 (1996-1997 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

When a trouble code P0141 lights up the check engine light (CEL) on your 2.5L Dodge Dakota's instrument cluster, it usually means that the rear O2 sensor's heater element is fried. In most cases replacing the rear O2 sensor will solve the...   read more >>

How To Test The TPS (1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The TPS (1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota)

The throttle position sensor on the 1993-1995 2.5L SOHC Dodge Dakota can be easily tested with just a multimeter. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to remove it from its spot on the engine to do it. In this tutorial I'm going to explain...   read more >>

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test (1993-1995 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test (1993-1995 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

When the O2 sensor's heater element, on your 1993, 1994, or 1995 2.5L Dodge Dakota fails, the OBD I fuel injection computer will usually set a trouble code 21 (O2 Stays At Center) and light up the check engine light on your Dakota's instrument...   read more >>