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My 1991 Dodge Dakota died while I was driving it and would not restart. Got it home, replaced ignition coil, no help. Engine cranks good but no fire. Gas smell when cranking.

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Most likely is the pick up coil in the distributor. easy to replace pull dist cap off and rotor button and there it is.

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