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.

1 Answer

82,875

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

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • starting my truck 1 answer

    I have a 96 dodge truck sometimes i have to bang on the stering wheel to get it to start?

    1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Truck won't start 1 answer

    2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT Quad Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Dodge Dakota truck won't start 4 answers

    My truck will not start. Everything comes on but it just won't turn over. I tried to tap on the starter but that didn't work. Checked all wires. It just does nothing when I turn it over. No click ...

    2001 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • turns over won't start 1 answer

    I replaced my crankshaft position sensor and now my truck has a p1389 code and it won't start any ideas

    1997 Dodge Dakota

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • Truck won't shut off 1 answer

    Truck starts then won't stop. Got to disconnect battery. Once hook battery back then it runs

    2001 Dodge Dakota

    -

    General

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
banana
Reputation 960
#2 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 930
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
44 Great Deals out of 461 listings starting at $3,983
Used Ford F-150
453 Great Deals out of 7,174 listings starting at $900
Used Toyota Tacoma
35 Great Deals out of 587 listings starting at $2,990
Used Ford Ranger
56 Great Deals out of 317 listings starting at $2,495
Used Nissan Frontier
8 Great Deals out of 350 listings starting at $5,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
158 Great Deals out of 5,352 listings starting at $4,995
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 listings starting at $3,490
Used Dodge Durango
20 Great Deals out of 814 listings starting at $3,988
Used Dodge Ram 2500
4 Great Deals out of 90 listings starting at $7,495

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
11 listings starting at $14,888
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
8 listings starting at $11,997
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 30 listings starting at $8,950
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
24 listings starting at $5,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 18 listings starting at $4,488