Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sat Jun 02, 2012 2:51 pm

I've decided to start another thread for my truck since it seems to be taking on a life of it's own and instead of cluttering up the "Wheeled Toilet" thread I thought maybe it could be moved here. Mr. Mayor, if this is unacceptable and you think it could remain in the "Wheeled Toilet" thread then I'm sorry and the two can be merged.

At any rate.

I climbed underneath the truck to take some pics and look-see what is happening.

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That's what I'm dealing with. I do not believe that any amount of "piecing" together is going to help as the entire neck is rotted.

But what's weird is that if I look at the non-California emissions neck it looks identical to what's on the truck now.

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As evidenced by the above picture. So, you're telling me that the above picture being non-California won't fit on my truck being California? I find that VERY hard to believe. It's like the woman at the junkyard a few years ago telling me that the EV6 connectors from a 1997 Dodge Neon are different from the EV6 connectors on a 1999 Dodge Neon and that the EV6 connectors used on the Plymouth version of the Neon are even more different. And when I showed her a set of EV6 connectors from a 1996 Dodge Neon that I pulled from a car in their yard and a set of EV6 connectors off of my 1999 PLYMOUTH Neon and proved they were EXACTLY the same she had nothing to say.

So, what exactly is different from the non-California fuel filler neck and the California filler neck that I'm missing? Because, looking at the two pictures the only difference I see is that one is rusted to *censored* and the other is not. Maybe I'll have to buy a different gas cap. Whatever.

I found a site online that had the non-Cali ones in stock and was only $46. So, I ordered one. If it doesn't work then I'm out $46 but at least I'll have something to work with to make it fit and work. As the one that's in there is too far gone to make repairs to, at least I think.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:46 pm

The check engine light came on today. As soon as I turned the truck on. Hopefully the neck I ordered works.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: mozz On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 4:47 pm

Wow, i have never seen the plumbing inside the Titanic before, see what salt water can do after 100 years! Opps, wrong thread, wow, pretty rusty. :o :o There was a 1999 Dakota locally here on Craigslist in NEPA, i can get you the phone number or email if you want. The guy said he was only parting it out, not selling the entire truck, so he may have the filler neck. I was going to say the mechanic may have just reset the light, it will come back on if the problem is still there after x amount of starts.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 8:44 pm

Yeah, lol it's pretty bad. I hit the truck with my scanner, P0442 came up; Evaporative Small Leak Detected, the only thing left to replace is the neck. I've ordered a neck, so I should have one in a few days. Now, whether it's the right neck or not is beyond me. But I'll try anything for $46. I did manage to shut the code off. But, it'll probably be back on.

Speaking of truck stuff....I was bored today and pulled the spare throttle body I had out of storage. One thing about the stock Dakota throttle body was the design.

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I've heard that those ridges actually hurt the truck. Probably because it blocks airflow.

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So, I cut-em off and polished it a bit. Not sure if it's really going to help. But, like I said. I was bored.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 9:06 pm

The condition of that fuel filler neck is absolutely absurd. Are you sure it wasn't made in Red China?
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Sun Jun 03, 2012 10:58 pm

It's entirely possible. Tomorrow I'll take a picture of the fuel filler neck off of the Neon I used to have amd it has a build date of 10/98 as opposed to the truck's build date of 5/99. You're really going to scratch your head.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: Freddy On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:18 am

My Ranger needed a filler neck, not from rust, but the rubber cracked. Locally they wanted $180ish. I found one on line for $59ish. It fit well, but, man-o-man, it takes forever to fill! Even pumping as slow as possible the pump will auto shut off 15 times before it's full.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 6:21 am

Is the neck for your Ranger still available? The one for my truck is not; the one for my truck is $170 but tgey don't make it anymore. I had to order the non-Ca. emissions one.
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PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Mon Jun 04, 2012 7:45 am

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Here's the neck for the '99 Neon with a build date of 10/98.

The truck is 12 yeara old and what's left of my Neon is 13. The Neon's fill tube has been sitting outside on the roof of my generator she'd for the past 3 years and it's in better shape than the one under the truck.

Mind. Blown.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:40 pm

I just coated mine with JB Weld.... Been going strong for 3 years.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:42 am

You coated the entire thing with JB weld? Was it as rusted as the one on my truck?
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:52 pm

Got the new neck today. Can't see it lasting all that long.

"MADE IN TAIWAN"

Is written on it.

Red Chinese inferior metal. Well, if it gets me through another 1-2 years of inspection I'll be pretty happy.
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 6:27 pm

Hit it with some spray can grease. Hell, it'll last longer then the truck. ;)
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: I'm On Fire On: Thu Jun 07, 2012 7:03 pm

You know what's funny. I was looking at it and saying to myself, "You know. I've got 1/2 can of LPS-3 left. I could probably use it after I put the neck in."
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Re: Fuel Filler Neck 1999 Dodge Dakota...

PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Jun 09, 2012 6:44 am

If I have a choice between 49-state parts & CA parts, I take the 49-state parts hands down. Screw CA & screw their emission BS! <another use for the middle-finger smilie> :mad:

Yeah I'd hose that whole exterior down with LPS-3 before you install it. That way you know you got all the hard to reach spots covered. At least they painted that. I believe that truck came with the neck unpainted ... and you see the result of that cost saving measure. :roll: Dodge is terrible with corrosion resistance. They don't coat any body panels either ... so if you have a scratch, it goes straight to the metal & will rust before your eyes. One thing GM got right is their body panels. At least they don't rot as quick .... but don't breathe on them, or they'll dent. :mad:
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