1992 Dodge Dakota Stalls out after starting

Tiny
CODY415
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  • 1992 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 97,000 MILES
Starts and drives fine in the morning and when I get off work, but if I drive it at all then shut it off for any length of time. It starts fine but it won't continue running unless my foot is on the gas. But, once I drop it into gear (which I hate to do at all) it runs fine for the most part. Could it be something with the cold start, computer opening the choke or something.
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Friday, December 18th, 2009 AT 2:28 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Has the check engine light come on? Here is what I need you to do.

1) DO NOT START THE ENGINE DURING THIS PROCESS:

2) cycle the key from off to the run position to off 3 times.

3) the 3rd time, let the key in the run position and pay attention to the check engine light.

4) the check engine light will begin to flash and you must count the number of flashes.

5) Here is how this works, each trouble code is a 2 digit number. For example, 12, 25, 44 and so on.

6) Count the flashes until there is a slight pause. The pause indicates the end of the first digit. Then count the next set of flashes to get the 2nd number.

7) There will be a longer pause before it starts the next code, if there is one.

8) When you get a code 55, that means it has finished its cycle.

Let me know what codes you get. Based on your description either you have a fuel pump problem or the map sensor is going bad.

Let me know what you get and we'll figure it out.

Joe
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 11:37 AM
Tiny
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Thank you sooo much, just knowin' how the elusive code thing works now is really cool. I'm pretty sure it gave me a 38 then a 15? Then the 55. Does that help or should I try agian? Thanks agian for what you guys do, in times like these I can't afford to just blindly throw it in the shop, but that was probably obvious by the fact I drive a 92 dakota.
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Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 AT 7:24 PM

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