Question about 1987 Dodge Dakota

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Delayed response when accelerating

When I step on the gas, I hear a popping noise then it kicks down or stalls in traffic. Restarts OK, then struggles to get to the previous speed.

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  • nventr
    nventr Nov 08, 2012

    I'll remove the carb and inline fuel filter, check them and re-install them. The carb doesn't stick when the trans isn't engaged. Don't know if it could also be the modulator.

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It sounds like possible fuel starvation. If the vehicle has a carburetor, then I would suggest cleaning it first, if not then please report.

Posted on Nov 04, 2012

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SOURCE: initially starts fine, runs fine, then stalls at the first stop.

This is a fuel pump issue. i would replace it and the lines as well.also, a minor tune up wouldn't hurt as well. wires plugs distributor cap points etc...

Posted on Feb 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Backfires in manifold on motor on acceleration. runs ok low speeds

Nornally reson for backfire is when intake Valve open Internal combustion in Cylinder. Pls Check Your Ignition Timing & Valve Timing. ( I think Your Timing Advancer is Defect )

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: 85 Nissan stalling, popping noises.

mcdevito75 here, Sounds as though you have a worn or broken timeing belt, or problem with -in the ignition system of the engine. Have the shop check it out for you.

Posted on Jul 11, 2010

SOURCE: I have a 99 Durango

Stop driving it

Have it diagnosed and repaired,
so you can enjoy driving it again
and avoid more costly issues

Posted on Feb 05, 2011

SOURCE: after 5-10min driving around the

Check the TPS Sensor on throttle body (throttle position)

Also the Air Idle Control Solenoid at the base
of throttle body, on side

Spark plugs strangely make a difference on the dakota,
clean rotor & cap

There is no timing adjustment

Never move your distributor,it is for
injector timing

Posted on Jun 12, 2011

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