1994 Dodge Dakota car stalling

Tiny
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  • 1994 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 133,127 MILES
Took vehicle to mechanic he said it was ecm. Replaced it and vehicle still stalls and shuts off at jerking while driving. Other sypmtoms are it starts after stalling and shuts off a few times before driving for a few miles before it shuts off again. Could it possible be the fuel pump or fuel relay? Also can you please tell me where the fuel relay is located on the vehicle?
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 6:13 PM

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Tiny
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Are there any times that it wont start back up?
That's when you'll be able to do some tests to see if it's loosing spark, or fuel.

And the fuel pump relay is in the big fuse box under the hood.
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Wednesday, July 29th, 2009 AT 6:47 PM
Tiny
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Actually it always starts back up but it takes a few minutes of starting it up, it stalling, pumping the gas and then it starting again. Im considering checking the fuel filter now its directly on the fuel pump which is located in the fuel tank. And I checked and its not the relay.
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 8:49 PM
Tiny
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Next time it stalls, I would like for you to try something.

Hold the gas pedal down to the floor while you are trying to start it.

See if it starts faster/easier.

(of course let off of the pedal as soon as it starts)
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Thursday, July 30th, 2009 AT 9:16 PM
Tiny
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So I put my foot on the gas and started the truck (94 dodge dakota v6) per request and the vehicle started quite roughly. Also the engine is idling at a lower rpm as usual as it has been doing since I first noticed the problem. I know its not the fuel pump or the fuel filter nor is it a vaccum leak. Please help!
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Friday, August 7th, 2009 AT 7:02 PM
Tiny
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Thanks.
Holding the pedal to the floor is how you clear a flooded engine with fuel injection on most cars.

Do you have a multimeter so you can check the resistance of the injectors?
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Saturday, August 8th, 2009 AT 4:29 PM
Tiny
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(94 dodge dakota) no I do not have a multimeter unfortunately im turning 21 this month so my knowledlge is limited. My gf's dads are the masterminds with this vehicle so I will ask them. But iim sure they wouldnt have that type of equipment! And ive been told by them and the mechanic that its electrical we just dont know what part of the electrical is causing the problem
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 8:10 AM
Tiny
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Do you have more than one girlfriend, or you girlfriend has more than one dad?
Just kidding.

I would be surprised if he didn't have a multimeter, they are a staple in just about every toolbox these days.
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Monday, August 10th, 2009 AT 9:43 AM

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