1997 dodge dakota no crank no start in early morning.

Asked by Merry Aug 14, 2019 at 12:39 PM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport RWD

Question type: General

i have no crank no start in early morning, starts fine in afternoon. i just
replaced starter and it started ok everyday for a week .now its back to not
starting in early morning

1 Answer


If your saying the starter motor won't crank the engine, note the diagram. Is it possible for you to crank it in neutral instead of park? If so, check that neutral switch. Make sure battery has a full charge and battery cables/connections all good. See the starter relay, it might be possible to jump load side of relay in order to see if starter motor will crank the engine. By jumping the load side of relay, your bypassing the control side of relay. If you try that, make sure the transmission is in park or neutral and the parking brake is set. Make sure the vehicle can't move.

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