DAKOTA 87 STUMBLES

  • Tiny
  • maigitz
  • 1987 Dodge Dakota
  • 6 CYL
  • FWD
  • manual
  • 100,000 miles

My Dakota 87 engine stumbles and sometimes stalls. I do have leaks, oil engine and gearbox and when starts to stumble I hear some noise like cracking metal and then loses power. This happens when I try to reach the top of a slope.

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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 7:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • mhpautos
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Start with a full tune, check for any vacuum leaks and run a scan for any unresolved fault codes, the noise may be oil on the hot exhaust.

Mark (mhpautos)

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Monday, February 14th, 2011 AT 8:42 AM
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  • maigitz
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Problem fixed with a full tune up. I had an insufficient electric power feed. I replaced ignition coil, spark plug wires set, spark plugs and some replacements in the distributor.
Now, my Dodge Dakota Pick Up truck is running like new. Thanks mhpautos.

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Monday, April 4th, 2011 AT 11:10 PM

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