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2001 Dodge Dakota Question: intermittent engine failure



abpierce, 2.5L 4 Cylinder, Nacogdoches, TX, June 21, 2009, 16:27

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

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  • Answer #1

    June 21, 2009, 17:53

    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?

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    abpierce, June 21, 2009, 19:00

    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.

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    Visitor, April 21, 2010, 14:47

    Stop hauling a trailer with that 2.5 4cyl.

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