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My 91 dodge Dakota shuts off on me in the middle of traffic. I can hear a puttering sound before it shuts off. Could that be my alternator?

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Highly unlikely.
If you are accelerating or moving at high speed when it "shuts off," it is more likely a fuel delivery problem, or perhaps a heat-related ignition issue.
Do a readout of stored codes with an ODB-II reader, and proceed diagnostic from there. Primary culprit: MAGNETIC PICKUP COIL in distributor (they fail when hot).

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