Question about 1997 Dodge Dakota
It may not be the battery at all. Have a mechanic check the Throttle Position Sensor, the Idle Air Control Valve and the Manifold Air Pressure Sensor to see if any need replacement. If faulty, any of these can cause erratic idling and stalling. Good luck!
Posted on Jan 02, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 95 Dodge Dakota 4 Cyl Dies
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.
Posted on Jan 21, 2009
Like you said, battery may be flat. You can check that with a multimeter.
Next check the alternator. Faulty alternator leads to uncharged battery.
Posted on May 29, 2009
do not suspect computer.
1 the new battery may not have been charged from the store so would need to be charged before use, charge new battery on a charging set and see if this resoves the problem. *or use slave leads and start from a second vehicle)
2 your alternator may not be charging the battery so after a while it will just die. use a volt meter and check that volage is increaseing to your battery when the engine is running.
if not suspect alterantor defective and may need replacement.
Posted on Nov 13, 2009
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