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95 Dodge Dakota 4 Cyl Dies

I have a Dodge Dakota 4 cyl that will die randomly while driving. It has been feeling like it loses all power and the truck will be in neutral while driving for about 2 seconds. It runs but seems to be in idle. One time it lasted for 5 seconds then sputtered and died. I did not see a spark from the coil after it died. Then the spark returned and the truck started right up. Now it acts the same, but tends to die when stopped at idle. After a few seconds it will start right back up. New distributor, spark plugs, wires, rotor. Added some ground wires to the block, but that did not help. manual transmission 110,000 miles. any help would be greatly appreciated.

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  • saxonm Jan 21, 2009

    That worked, I never thought a coil would give intermittant problems, I always thought they would just die. Thanks so much for the help, its nice having a cheap fix every once in a while.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    I have replaced the engine, catalyst convertor, muffler, transmission, and my truck still acts like it wants to die in traffic and sometimes does. I ran an error code and 55 came up

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    the truck starts, but when you drive it aroun d the block, it dies and wont start again for 30min.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My dakota will start and run rough for just a few seconds and then die. It does not set any trouble codes.

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Try replacing the coil, my 2.5 did the same thing, and after changing plugs,wires,distributor,rotor,rotor button . the last thing i repalced was the coil and i have not had an issue since. all work was done about 6 months ago.

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