1997 Dodge Dakota 1997 Dodge Dakota shuts off while driving

Tiny
AZLEESHY
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
Engine Performance problem
1997 Dodge Dakota 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive 115000 miles

Hi there! I am at my wits end with this truck.
I am at 110k. 4cyclider pu.

it starts off rough idle, then smooths out. Lately, no mastter hot or cold, it'll sometimes chug when slowing down, and then shut fof. Today coasting to a red light no chug, it shut fof. I bumped it, to reststart.

I have a new clutch ( I needa nother radiator an front shocks and serp belt in next week)) I have new rotor, cables, plugs, wires, battery, alt, shocks, fuel filter, battery etc.

My mechanic hooked it up to diagnostics, and nothing comes back. It did not do this to him and has been left with him many times, and attempted to diagnose, nada.

I did notice whether the trucks chugs or not before shutting off (always at speeds under 30 and totally random, sometimes wont restart right away)that the oil light will dip almost to aero, lightrs flicker sort of dim.

I am so frustrated, I don't know what to do, what to check next. Why no codes come up. I know i'm not imagining this, and it is becoming more prevalent. HELP please!

Have not had coffee yet. Please excuse my many typos.
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Tuesday, January 19th, 2010 AT 9:25 AM

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Tiny
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Have you checked fuel pump pressure? Fuel filter?
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Wednesday, January 20th, 2010 AT 6:42 AM

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