On the 3.9L V6 and 5.2L V8, an intermittent connection in the crank position sensor wire connector can cause poor engine performance or the engine may crank but not start.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Dakota Engine problems due to intermittent connection in crank position sensor wire connector
Dodge Dakota Problem
Average Mileage: 137,200 mi (53,000 mi - 276,000 mi)
1 owner. dies going down road.also sporadic tac., new tune,changed cam sen. twice and crank sensor 3 times.tack was ok after first cam sen change. before recent crank sen change it died and it took about 30 min for mechanic to get there then it just started. he wiggled the crank sen and truck died but restarted.it did get a crank sen code.i'm thinking of buying the next cr/sen at dealer if it is any different. any ideas????????????
Visitor, 1995 Dodge Dakota, 53,000 mi
stop running going down road.re start some times. replaced cam sensor first and ran for 2 to 4oo mi then stopped running again. replaced crank sensor 2 times in 300 miles. now has 62k no problems so far. is a wonderfull xcab sport,v6 auto. aqua color original no issue paint.some mechanics say get sensors from dealer. I didn't.
Visitor, 1993 Dodge Dakota, 276,000 mi
'93 Dodge Dakota 3.9 engine will crank but not start. Was told it might be the ignition module and crank position module. Still awaiting results of diagnostics.
This truck stops running for no reason, then will start if it sits for a few minutes. It will cut out at times and the tach and everything shuts down, then it's okay for a few minutes or months. Sometimes will not start when cold. this is an automatic, V8, 4WD