intermittent engine failure on 2001 Dodge Dakota

engine fails after "lugging" such as parking a trailer, and then restarts 20 minutes later. has begun to stop for no apparent reason at other times and then starts again

by in Nacogdoches, TX on June 21, 2009
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2 answers 1 comment
ANSWER by , June 21, 2009
It sounds like an intermittent problem with some thing like your crank sensor. ( common on Dodges ) Have your computer checked for codes. There may be a code in there for a bad crank sensor. It the Check Engine Light ever on?
COMMENT by , June 21, 2009
thanks for your reply. A few weeks back a check engine light was on, I ran a code check and it showed a vacuum leak. I tightened what I thought was a loose gas cap, then disconnected the battery and reconnected it. The check engine light has not reappeared, and if I run t he codes nothing appears.
ANSWER by , April 21, 2010
Stop hauling a trailer with that 2.5 4cyl.