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Engine kills during deceleration.

Hey, there. I have a 1997 5-speed Dodge Dakota, two-wheel drive, V-6. During deceleration - usually when the rpm's dip below 1000 - the engine just dies. It runs fine otherwise. Basically, I'm wondering how I can fix this problem myself, beginning with retrieving the engine code from the computer. A more mechanic-minded friend of mine suggested that it's likely an engine sensor that needs to be replaced. Thanks in advance for any advice or suggestions you can offer.

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Get to autozone and have them check the codes for free. It may be an O2 sensor. They're not hard to change, just make sure the exhaust is cool, spray some blaster on the threads and let it set for a while. The guy at autozone should be able to give you directions. I think there are at least two on this model, maybe three. One after the catalytic converter and two before. Well, at least one before and one after. The code will tell you which it is. You may just need to clean the area around the automatic choke. Take off the cover and look down the hole. If it's sooty looking, take a brass brush and some choke cleaner to it. Be gently and don't spray too much in there. Just enought to get it wet. Then start it up and let it burn it out. Don't spray it in while it's running.

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