The distributor pickup plate commonly fails causing intermittent stalling, or the engine may not start (usually when the engine is hot).Google+
Car Problem Reports
Dodge Dakota Stalling Caused by Faulty Distributor Plate
Dodge Dakota Problem
Exhaust & Emissions Affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
Average Mileage: 126,666 mi (90,000 mi - 150,000 mi)
Visitor, 1992 Dodge Dakota
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,
Visitor, 1994 Dodge Dakota, 140,000 mi
my truck keeps stalling and wont start for about half hour.
Visitor, 1996 Dodge Dakota
MY 1996 dodge dak stalls just like that and the check vale vaccum hoses keep blowing off
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.