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CarGurusApr 12, 2011 - dodge dakota idling and dying - My dakota will start then idle down and die. ... I have a 1992 dodge dakota that dies on me at stop signs and when I take my foot off the gas pedal. ... Had the same problem with my 98 Dakota.
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It would rev up then back down to about 200 rpm then just shut off. ... My Dakota dies during idling right after i start it up and then it wont start back up again. .... 1998 Dodge Durango No Start or No Bus or Randomly Stalls ...
you could have a sensor problem that needs replacing that controls the temp gage,if this isn`t the problem then you could have a head gasket starting to go bad.make sure there is nothing blocking the air flow in front of the rad.
Porbably not getting enough gas or dirty. My 88 dodge caravan did that too until I put a cheap fuel-injector cleaner in with the gas, and started giving it more gas even in lower gears driving around town. Worth a try...
Start the engine and get it up to operating temperature. Take a spray bottle with water in it and spray the vaccum hoses and around the intake gaskets. If the water affects your idle, you possibly have a very common intake gasket leak. That motor is well know for vacuum leaks around the intake gaskets. You can also try spraying carb cleaner, but be very careful with that. Hope this helps. Sounds like a vacuum leak to me.