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I have an 1989 Dodge Dakota with the V-6 TBI engine. I had, plugs, wires, cap and rotor, air filter, oil change,and fuel filter all changed and I still lack the power I had, and when I drive the truck it smells like gas, but nothing is wet anywhere. Idles just fine, not making any abnormal noises just really poor acceleration and smells like raw gas. Anyone with any ideas? Thanks

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  • Tony421 Mar 04, 2009

    No codes, or engine light. Plug wires are right, had them checked. I was thinking maybe a plugged cat-converter.

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Have you tryed to pull a code besure the plug wires are in the right place i mean fireing order

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  • mike raines Mar 05, 2009

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