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Dodge dakota 95 v6 when you step on gas engine fades no power backfires loses power rough idle stalls

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I would check to see if the vehicle has any stored codes by putting a scanner to it. A cause of something like this can be catalytic convertor clogging up, mass air flow sensor bad, fuel pump bad, or fuel pressure regulator bad.

You can verify fuel pressure by doing a pressure test. If the pressure is good then the fuel pump is as well. Next crimp the soft part of the return fuel line to the tank. If the pressure rises to somewhere around 90 lbs then the fuel pressure regulator is good as well. Test the mass air flow sensor by unplugging it. If the idol improves then you know it is bad.

Check the level of exhuast coming from the tail pipe. You can compair it to another vehicle with a similar size engine meaning v6 to v6 and v8 to v8. You get the point. Also check to see just how hot the exhuast is coming out. Exhuast gases should be hot but not burning hot. If it is then its a good sign your catalytic convertor is clogging.

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