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I have a 98 dakota it will start and only run for a few seconds then shut off. None of the guages are working either. It will crank and run sometimes (I had it running for about two hours a couple of days ago). Also if I turn the key on and off a few times the guages will jump. What could be the problem with it?

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check the fuses inside on the right hand front kick panel

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SOUNDS LIKE THE CRANK SENSOR POSS. AS I HAVE ONE HERE THAT I JUST DIAGNOSED FOR THE SAME THING WITH A SCAN TOOL WHEN WE FINALLY GOT IT NOT TO START. I'LL FOLLOW UP AFTER SENSOR INSTALL

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I found the key reader in the ignition switch was faulty.
Made up a resistor pack to match the key resistance, cut the orange wire which comes out of the steering coloumn (it contains two white wires) from the reader to the VATS module and soldered it into the two white wires going into the VATS module.
This bypasses the security system so now any properly cut key will start the car.

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try a can of seafoam in the oil. I had same problem.

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Sounds like fuel delivery, Maybe fuel pump.

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