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Dodge Dakota Stalling Caused by Faulty Distributor Plate

Dodge Dakota Problem
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Model Years Affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997

Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder

Average Mileage: 122,500 mi (90,000 mi - 150,000 mi)


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

  • Visitor, , 140,000 mi

    my truck keeps stalling and wont start for about half hour.

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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,

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  • MY 1996 dodge dak stalls just like that and the check vale vaccum hoses keep blowing off

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  • Visitor, , 110,000 mi

    Truck would sometimes not start, just crank over but no start. Replaced the cam position sensor and seams to have fixed the problem.

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  •  Rookie

    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.

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