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1995 dakota 3.9 auto. on occasion engine will hesitate and make a popping or backfire noise. will also just buck and sputter like its running lean. repair center cannot duplicate problem and cant find any codes. as stated this is a very intermitint problem.

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Problems that only occur for a short period of time as the engine is going through its warm-up cycle could be the result of a fuel delivery problem. You'll want to leave your truck overnight at a repair facility that specializes in engine performance issues. Problems like this can be difficult to pinpoint, unless a technician is looking at the operation of specific components when the symptoms occur. The technician will need to test and inspect various systems and components during the warm-up cycle before coming to any conclusions. If the symptoms occur for a very brief period of time, the technician may need to allow the vehicle to sit and cool down before retesting. The technician should start the diagnosis by connecting a diagnostic scan tool to your vehicle's Data Link Connector (DLC) to see if any Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTCs) are stored in the Power train Control Module (PCM). Since the PCM performs tests on related components and systems while you drive, it's possible that the PCM may have stored a DTC or logged a pending DTC. Any information regarding DTCs could help point the technician to the area that could be causing the problem.

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