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1998 Dodge Dakota Question: Truck randomly stalls



horsecrzy711928, 3.9L V6, Millerton, PA, January 21, 2011, 16:42

This truck is an automatic and stalls whenever it feels like it, but runs great otherwise. We have replaced the fuel pump, and fuel filter, the lower crank case sensor, and the transmission speed sensor. The reading on diagnostics said that there were multiple misfires on cylinders 1, 3, 5. We were told it could be badly filed out spark plugs and wires, as it backfires sometimes, could this be the case? It only has 117000 miles on it.

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    January 21, 2011, 17:35

    One item over looked on your list of parts replaces is the Camshaft Position Sensor, commonly know as a Distributor Pickup Plate. This can cause the symptoms you described, Intermittent stalling. Just remove the cap and rotor and the plate lifts out, no tools needed. Do not under any circumstance rotate your distributor ans it will take the Crank and cam Sensors out of sync.

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    willcav, April 23, 2012, 19:37

    no camshaft position sensor on that year model.
    OK, I see what your refeering to. It's the pickup coil.And i'll let you know if that fixes mine. doing the same thing.
    Nope. Didn't help at all. Looking for another idea.

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