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I have a 1993 dodge dakota v8 pickup with a very strange intermittent problem .I can be driving and the engine will just shut down like turning off the ignition.I can crank it over and over and it will not start.Yet I can go back two or three hours later and it will start and may start and run fine for a week or two.I have taken it to two different shops,the ignition switch ,and coil have been replaced.Both shops say they have to catch the problem when it s happening.Any suggestions? Thanks.

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  • Anonymous Dec 15, 2008

    my problem is just like this one. I have replaced the fuel filter and the comlplete pump unit in the tank the coil is fine as well . starts idles for about 10 minutes and dies. go back later it will start and run for about 5 blocks and die while driving. Try to start , but wont . go back 20 minutes will start fun for a day or two then do same thing. Im so frustraited. No it wont start at all just turn over.

  • lilhavoc18 Dec 30, 2008

    Same problem, '91 dodge dakota, just had fuel filter changed and wiring to ignition completely redone. Car tends to just "lose power" while driving while all electrical remains on.

  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2014

    I try starting the car but it will catch. I can hear it trying to turn but nothing happens



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I have the exact same problem and would love for it to be solved, except mine has a minor detail attached. If i pop the hood and then slam it while cranking it(not THAT hard) or almost immediately crank it after slamming hood, it will start back up usually.

i have had mechanics look at it and say it looks fine that they can't diagnose what is wrong with what i tell them, but there is nothing more to it, it just shuts off.

i drive a 1992 Dodge Dakota v8 pickup (also i have a 600 watt amplifier connected, a friend of mine claims this could be making the problem)

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