I have a 2000 dodge dakota magnum v8 has been sitting for a couple years recently started driving it again, took it out for the weekend and when i turned it on this morning the check engine light was on, nit sure what the best course of action is, dont want to spend much to keep i ton the road...should have it checked with sensor? right, just curious what are the common problems for this make and model etc

Asked by Jul 02, 2019 at 12:31 PM about the 2000 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2000 dodge dakota magnum v8 has been sitting for a couple years
recently started driving it again, took it out for the weekend and when i
turned it on this morning the check engine light was on, nit sure what the
best course of action is, dont want to spend much to keep i ton the
road...should have it checked with sensor? right, just curious what are the
common problems for this make and model etc

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You need to get the problem properly diagnosed and repaired. If it's just the basic yellow light it could just be a loose gas cap, or the seal deteriorated in the two years it wasn't driven. This also might be a problem with the EVAP system, like a faulty purge valve or a vacuum leak; especially if the CEL comes on, then goes out shortly after driving.. Go to a car parts store and have codes read, probably free, to find out which system is causing this. Or just see a mechanic to diagnose & fix.

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