Stalling Caused by Faulty Distributor Plate on Dodge Dakota

Problem Description and Possible Solution

The distributor pickup plate commonly fails causing intermittent stalling, or the engine may not start (usually when the engine is hot).

Problem Data
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Average mileage: 122,500 (90,000–150,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
22 people reported this problem
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truck starts and idles perfectly, but you must feather accelelerator to get up to speed. will run great at all speeds, but will die at stop signs. will restart immediatly,
my truck keeps stalling and wont start for about half hour.
startsup runs at idle drive about 1/2 mile stalls sit for 5min starts up does it again changed fuel pump
drive for 2-3 days then stalls won't start for about 30-50 min then runs fine for 3-7 days don't know whats causing it
Occasionally when I have driven for 15-20 miles, shut it off, then when I am ready to go, it spins but never fires. Leave it for an hour and everything is good again. Replaced the fuel pump and the cam shaft position indicator, nothing.
MY 1996 dodge dak stalls just like that and the check vale vaccum hoses keep blowing off
Truck would sometimes not start, just crank over but no start. Replaced the cam position sensor and seams to have fixed the problem.