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My 1990 Dodge Dakota starts and runs great for a little while then it loses power spits and sputters and will barely drive. I have replace everything that I can think of even the computer and still does the same. Never dies and always starts right up, seems to get worse as it warms up to normal operating temp. once it starts with the lack of power it stays that way. the next day it starts right up and drives great for 20 minutes or so then the problem is back. I am stumped and frustrated! Any help will be awsome

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try replacing the coil, my 2.5 did the same thing, and after changing plugs,wires,distributor,rotor,rotor button . the last thing i repalced was the coil and i have not had an issue since. all work was done about 6 months ago.

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You want to check your timing for accuracy and then check all plug wires for burned or cracked ends. Also check the single coil tower where the coilwire connects for very small cracks. Then check the inside of the disrtibutor cap for the same small cracks. Throughout this process I'm certain you'll find the culprit. Thanks, Dana

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