Re: Need some Ideas truck starts like **shit.

From: Bill Pitz (
Date: Sun Dec 22 2013 - 20:23:52 EST

On 12/22/2013 04:41 PM, ffastje wrote:
> Well guys and gals seems to be an issue with the Dakota 1999 3.9 v6
> 80256 miles.
> This started before it got cold the Truck runs fine after you get it
> started.
> The issue seems to be starting cold or even when its not cold just sat
> for some time 3 or 4hours
> but defiantly overnight. Initially it would just take a few more
> cranks for the starter to get it going
> and that got a little worse over the last couple months. This has
> been going on for the last
> 3 months about 1 1/2 month ago replaced the IAC with no effect.
> Now you have to hold your foot into it about 2000rpms for a minute or
> two or it will die.
> Hooked up the scanner no codes drove around w/ said scanner hooked up
> didn't see any thing that
> really jumped out but its hard to see and drive.
> Any help or input would be appreciated.
> Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.

If it's anything like my 4.7, my money is on the battery... Sounds
strange, but that's the behavior I have experienced with my 4.7L both
times the battery has worn out.

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