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How To Test The Crankshaft Position Sensor (1997-1999 2.5L OHV Dakota)

How To Test The Crankshaft Position Sensor (1997-1999 2.5L OHV Dakota)

Crankshaft position (CKP) sensor failures, on the 1997, 1998, and 1998 2.5L Dodge Dakota, are common (after all, it ain't gonna' last forever). The good news is that testing it is a pretty simple affair and you only need a multimeter (for the test...   read more >>

How To Test The Crankshaft Position Sensor (1996 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The Crankshaft Position Sensor (1996 2.5L Dodge Dakota)

The crankshaft position sensor on your 1996 2.5L Dodge Dakota can be tested with a simple multimeter. The test result can accurately tell you if it's defective or not. In this tutorial, I'll explain how to test it in a step-by-step manner so...   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 MAP Sensor (1996-1999 2.5L OHV Dodge Dakota)

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

The MAP sensor, on the 1996, 1997, 1998, and 1999 2.5L OHV Dodge Dakota, can be easily tested with a multimeter and a vacuum pump. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to bench test the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor so that you can find...   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 >>

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 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 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 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 >>

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 >>