I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota Sport v6 3.9 manual transmission with 134K miles. I am the original owner and the truck has been very well cared for over the years. The truck is intermittently losing all power/stalling. This happens at very low rpm (1,000-1,200) when turning RIGHT (sharpish) 90 degree turns. When this happens, the engine is warm, the clutch is partially depressed around the catch point, my foot is off the gas pedal, I am braking on and off, and moving the shifter from 3rd to neutral to 2nd to 1st. During this process, in the middle of the turn, I lose all power and the engine stalls/dies. Following these events, the truck can usually be restarted with some effort. To date, and in the following order the dealer has replaced 1.) Negative ground cable on the battery 2.) The AIS sensor with a full fuel system cleaning/throttle. 3nd time they replaced the fuel pump, and the fuel filter - gas gauge was working but now is stuck at 1/4. The 4th time back the ASD relay. 5th time back dealer says "we have run all the diagnostics, checked all grounds, wiggled all wire bundles" still cannot find anything wrong. They are able to recreate the stall once in a while. No codes are showing (OBD 1) - dealer feels the codes are being deleted when the truck loses power. Says it needs new PCM, maybe.
Couple of notes.
About 9 months ago I had a truck cap installed and the shop couldn't run the wire to the tail lights because it would blink. So they had to run the wire directly off the brake pedal brake switch in order to get it not to blink.
I have been using my aftermarket trailer hitch a lot recently to tow a U-Haul.
Dealer shook wire bundles and checked grounds but was not able to recreate stalling condition. So looks like it is NOT "the splice."
When I inquire about other sensors MAP, TPS, VSS, etc. Etc. The dealer tells me that it is not any of those things.
Please, please help me. I am really down on my luck right now. I have no money for a new (new or used) car, and this truck has a lot of miles left in her. On top of all this my father, who I was very close to just passed away.
have the same problem?
Monday, July 29th, 2013 AT 11:31 AM