1999 dodge dakota 3.9

Asked by May 08, 2017 at 12:22 AM about the 1999 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 99 dodge dakota with a 3.9 ran out of gas, I
refilled the tank, won't start. It turns over but won't
fire. I checked the spark, I'm getting spark. I
checked the fuel rail and I'm getting gas, I poured
fuel into the throttle body and still won't fire so I'm
now baffled.

4 Answers


If you put fuel down the throttle body and it still didn't fire off then you not getting spark to the plugs or somethings more serious with the basic engine has happened, i.e. Cam timing, engine compression, etc

I pulled out the spark plug and set it next to the block and had someone turn over the engine so I visibly seen the spark plug sparking. I hope it's not timing.


Ok, was it dull yellow or a bright blue spark, if dull yellow you have loss of energy, could be ignition coil, cap rotor or wires, I would also run a compression test just to rule out any cam timing problems.


Might try getting the computer flash out codes also.

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