Chrysler 4.7L Index of Articles

How To Diagnose A Misfire (2000-2003 4.7L Dodge Dakota)

How To Diagnose A Misfire (2000-2003 4.7L Dodge Dakota)

Quite a few things can cause your OBD II equipped 4.8L V8 Dodge Dakota (or Durango) to misfire and in this tutorial I'll cover the most common causes of a misfire condition (and misfire trouble codes). I can tell you from personal experience...   read more >>

How To Test The Alternator (2001-2002 4.7L Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The Alternator (2001-2002 4.7L Dodge Dakota)

This tutorial will help you test the alternator on the 2001-2002 Dodge Dakota and Dodge Durango equipped with the 4.7L V8 engine. This alternator is computer (PCM) controlled and testing it can be done with a multimeter. Contents of this...   read more >>

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0135 (2000 4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0135 (2000 4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

Testing (DTC) P0135: HO2S 11 Circuit Malfunction can be done without any expensive diagnostic test equipment... all you'll need is a multimeter. A trouble code P0135 signals a problem with the internal heater of the upstream oxygen sensor. In...   read more >>

How To Test The 5 Terminal Blower Motor Resistor (2000 Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The 5 Terminal Blower Motor Resistor (2000 Dodge Dakota)

Testing the 2000 Dodge Dakota 5 terminal blower motor resistor block involves two tests. One is visually inspecting the resistor block for burn damage and corrosion and the other is a simple multimeter continuity test. NOTE: This tutorial...   read more >>

How To Test The MAP Sensor (2002-2009 4.7L Dodge)

How To Test The MAP Sensor (2002-2009 4.7L Dodge)

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to accurately test the manifold absolute pressure (MAP) sensor on your 4.7L Dodge Durango (Dakota) using a simple multimeter. At the end of the tutorial, I'll also show you where you can buy it and save a few...   read more >>

How To Test The Blower Motor (2000 Dodge Dakota)

How To Test The Blower Motor (2000 Dodge Dakota)

Testing the blower motor, on the 2000 Dodge Dakota, involves two basic tests and in this tutorial I'll explain them both. These two tests will help you find out if it's defective or not. I'm also gonna' show you where to buy it and save a couple...   read more >>

How To Test The MAP Sensor (2000-2001 4.7L Dakota, Durango)

How To Test The MAP Sensor (2000-2001 4.7L Dakota, Durango)

The fuel system on your 4.7L Dodge Durango (Dakota) is a speed density type... this means that it relies heavily on the info the MAP sensor provides to calculate fuel injection. So, when the manifold pressure (MAP) sensor fails... your 4.7L...   read more >>

How To Test The Fuel Pump (4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

How To Test The Fuel Pump  (4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

A bad fuel pump will cause a ‘cranks but does not start’ condition. A fuel pump that's failing and not creating enough pressure will cause engine performance problems. So, if you suspect that the fuel pump is bad and behind your 4.7L...   read more >>

How To Test The Throttle Position Sensor (2000-2007 4.7L Dodge)

How To Test The Throttle Position Sensor (2000-2007 4.7L Dodge)

The throttle position sensor (TPS) can be tested using a simple multimeter and in this tutorial I'll show you how in a step-by-step way. To test the TPS you don't need a scan tool (although having one is major plus). The contents of this...   read more >>

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0141 (2000 4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

Oxygen Sensor Heater Test -P0141 (2000 4.7L Dodge Dakota, Durango)

Diagnosing the rear oxygen sensor (HO2S 1/2) and/or diagnostic trouble code (DTC) P0141: 1/2 O2 Heater Failure is not as hard as you might think. You don't need any expensive diagnostic test equipment... all you'll need is a multimeter. A...   read more >>