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98 Dodge truck...

While driving my truck, it will start running rough and losing power.. It appears to be backfiring through the carb. I have changed the plugs, wires, rotor and cap.. Still no luck.. Will do it when it want to..

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  • MRS_GREASE_M Sep 05, 2008

    After has rained my 1997 Dakota with a 3.9 runs rough until truck has warmed up. Then it will run fine when until I slow for a stop then check engine light will come on. Vehicle will start to miss, oil pressure will drop to 20lbs, then when I take off from a stop the truck will fall flat on its face and start to backfire through the throttle body. The truck has been parked for three years. I have replaced the alternator and battery. I have replaced spark plugs and wires. I have also ran Premium gas through the fuel system and added a throttle body and injector cleaner.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    My truck backfires when in drive only when I push the gas it backfires multipul times and runs really rough



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Sounds like the alternator isn't running good, have you tested this? Perhaps it isn't sparking cosistently and the loss of power would be explained if it isn't kicking out enough power.

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