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Dodge dakota, rough idle, backfires, dies under throttle

Drove the truck a few miles no problems. Shut it down and went to store. I come out 3 minutes later and restart the truck (barely)...it idles rough, missing, if you give it any gas it bogs right out and will backfire (through the intake it seems). Idle seems to get better after it warms up more, but it just bogs if you give it throttle. if you feather it just a bit, you can rev it up quite a bit in neutral, but add any more throttle and it dies. this problem came out of nowhere. I put 700 km's on it a day prior. spark seems good and fuel delivery seems ok too. its was cylinder 2 and 4 that don't seem to be running initially (front two on passenger side bank) If you give it gas and it almost dies, and then you let off, it will stumble for a bit, during which you can here a sucking (like a straw) sound through the throttle body (with the intake cover/filter off). then when it starts idling better you don't hear it. Also, no engine codes. checked spark plug caps and leads, all seem ok. I have a similar prpblem with mine, plugs look good, dist cap looks good, carb was dirty, cleaned it, still no sucess. Backfires thru the Intake and Exhaust???

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    cookbelle Mar 04, 2014

    i just got my dakato and it was doing same thing replaced iac and tps and friend had me start it sprayed throttle body cleaner in throttle body run fine said was fuel pump replaced it and it runs fine now

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My 93 Dodge Dakota 3.9 4WD just started doing the exact same thing. Any solution yet?

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    m_federle Feb 11, 2014

    got a on saturday read up on a throttle position sensore replaced it and no difference and my brother figured it could be the egr valve replaced both and nothing we also replaced plugs wire distributor cap and still no difference i figure im going to try to check the air lines then the map sensor if not i have a feeling its going to be the fuel pump set up as the filter and everything combined i guess but the fuel pump is almost 300 to buy new so i dont want to buy one if i dont have to

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Sounds like bad engine coils and maybe a few spark splugs if they are over 60k miles

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