2002 Dodge Dakota 4.7 v8

Asked by Feb 03, 2017 at 08:09 AM about the 2002 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Quad Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 02 dakota 4.7 v8 has been stalling or
having a rough low idle when I come to a
stop and light and also I've been having
very sluggish performance lately. Where it
doesn't want to accelerate like it's
supposed to. I was Wondering what could
be causing it? I don't think it's the iac
because it doesn't idle high then low it just
idles low so I think it's either the tps or
maybe the map sensors? Or it could be the
cat or is there a possibility that since my
exhaust has a hole in it (was waiting till
after winter to replace) that that's the
problem. Anyone else have this problems
and fixed them? Plz let me know

4 Answers

85,315

The hole in the exhaust could affect your performance, and the cat could be getting plugged. Just check that in a dark place with the engine warmed up and idling after a drive, it would be glowing orange, or have a orange hot tint to it.The IAC may be good but the port may be all gummed up. That should be taken out and the port & IAC cleaned. Clean the throttle body, the throat and butterfly also. The MAP sensor is another possibility.

3 people found this helpful.
Best Answer Mark helpful

I replaced the IAC and TPS and my stalling is gone and everything is back to normal Cost me a total of $85 for sensors and a can of throttle body cleaner( I order them online and used promo code SAVINGS for 30 percent off each thing) ORDERED FROM ADVANCED AUTO PARTS

85,315

Glad you gotter.

1 people found this helpful.

How much and i pull with my truck

Your Answer:

Dakota

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?

CarGurus has 141 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $4,999.

Postal Code:

Dodge Dakota Experts

  • #1
    banana
    Reputation
    1,140
  • #2
    Samantha Brown
    Reputation
    1,130
  • #3
    Justin Doucette
    Reputation
    1,020
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
24 Great Deals out of 537 listings starting at $3,800
Used Ford F-150
119 Great Deals out of 11,225 listings starting at $369
Used Toyota Tacoma
19 Great Deals out of 1,620 listings starting at $5,795
Used Ford Ranger
12 Great Deals out of 272 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
122 Great Deals out of 11,319 listings starting at $4,500
Used Nissan Frontier
11 Great Deals out of 534 listings starting at $7,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
80 Great Deals out of 11,043 listings starting at $4,499
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 listings
Used Dodge Durango
35 Great Deals out of 1,110 listings starting at $4,890
Used Toyota Tundra
27 Great Deals out of 1,546 listings starting at $5,488
Used Dodge Ram 2500
4 Great Deals out of 81 listings starting at $2,975

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
12 listings starting at $9,999
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
10 listings starting at $8,750
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
20 listings starting at $5,499
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
21 listings starting at $5,495
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
22 listings starting at $4,999

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.