Question about 1987 Dodge Dakota
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.
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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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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
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
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: 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
Posted on Jun 12, 2011
Tips for a great answer:
Engine stalls or RPM fluctuates at idle.
is commonly caused by a dirty automatic idle speed control valve and
throttle valve but always run a OBD2 fault code as well as the
cleaning procedure. Buy a can of throttle valve cleaner (do not use
carburetor spray cleaner!) from NAPA or Carquest (made by CRC
chemicals) and spray it into the air intake while the engine is
running, use up about 1/2 the can, engine will try to stall hold the
speed up, shut it down and let it soak for 30 minutes, restart and
blow out the remaining fluid, shut it down and disconnect the
negative battery cable for 5 Min's to reset the base idle control
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