Sometimes my truck won't start

Asked by Nov 09, 2015 at 10:04 AM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Sometimes my truck won't start and now
it's happening every day.  I don't think it's
the temperature because it happens when I
haven't driven it but I could have just turned
it off a minute before. It turns over and only
starts if I press the gas but won't stay
started if I don't hold the gas steady for a
minute or two or Rev it a few times. It
makes a screeching sound every other time
I try to start it. I have a leak in my power
steering.  Don't know if that's relevant but
thought I would throw it in there.

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Check the starter relay and if that is good, check the starter...May sure your battery has 12 Volts....

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