I CAN START MY TRUCK UP AND DRIVE A FEW MILES ...

  • Tiny
  • kidsrmine
  • 1997 Dodge Dakota

I can start my truck up and drive a few miles down the road, stop at the store and when I come out, it won't start. I have to sit there 10-15 minutes before it starts. Any ideas? I'd like to get it fixed before it gets any worse.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 1:35 AM

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  • Jacobandnickolas
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When it doesn't start, you need to check for spark and fuel to the engine. Then you will know what circuit to focus on.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 1:43 AM
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  • kidsrmine
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Thank you for answering. It acts like it wants to start and makes the ugh, ugh, ugh sound, but doesn't catch. Then after waiting a bit, it will start.

How do I check for spark? I know if I turn the key and listen, I can hear if the fuel pump is working.

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Tuesday, December 11th, 2012 AT 1:59 AM

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