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: 117,220 (90,000–150,000)
Exhaust & Emissions affected: 2.5L 4 Cylinder
8 model years affected: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, more1994, 1995, 1996, 1997
32 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,
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.
Truck would sometimes not start, just crank over but no start. Replaced the cam position sensor and seams to have fixed the problem.
Starts and runs fine and then dies . Will crank but will not start for a few minutes and then starts .goes a little ways then dies , repeat .