Fuel pump failures are common on higher mileage models, Resulting in a crank no start condition.
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Dakota "No start" Caused By Failed Fuel Pump
Dodge Dakota Problem
Average Mileage: 111,666 mi (90,000 mi - 140,000 mi)
Visitor, 1994 Dodge Dakota, 140,000 mi
cranks wont start.
Visitor, 1992 Dodge Dakota, 105,000 mi
no power to the fuel pump, relay clicks but no power can prime mpi with a little gas and will start for a few seconds and die.
I may have let the gas get too low ..put in 1/2 tank...truck starts but have to keep foot on gas at times to keep it running..starts good sometimes and other times I have to hit the gas to get it going...