1996 Dodge Dakota engines bucks and misses

Tiny
BOUINAGE
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  • 1996 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 237,000 MILES
Engine starts and idles fine. In the morning while driving to the main roads (low speeds and gears), the whole engine bucks or jumps, like O2 or gas was suddenly cut off for just a sec. None of the gauges react to it. If I push in the clutch and give it lots of gas it runs normal. When the engine gets to normal driving temp it only does it ocassionaly. At high speeds its just a slight hick up.
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 8:28 AM

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Tiny
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Hi bouinage, Welcome to 2carpros and TY for the donation.

Are you sure your clutch is not slipping-if not-do below:

Possibilities: Inspect and test all the following listed below:

Oxygen sensor.
Catalytic converter.
Fuel injectors dirty/sticking.
Mass airflow sensor/Airflow meter.
Throttle position sensor.
Crankshaft position sensor
Manifold absolute pressure sensor.
EGR Valve
Fuel pressure regulator leaking or defective fuel pump.
False air leakage.
Fuel contamination.
Foul/defective spark plugs.
Open spark plug wires.
Ignition coil/Coil packs defective.
Incorrect ignition timing.
Cap and rotor.

Note:If it doesn't apply disregard
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Friday, July 9th, 2010 AT 6:35 PM

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