1997 Dodge Dakota Engine problems

Tiny
CFH2558
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 160,000 MILES
My truck will start but it quickly shuts off after turning the key. I have to keep my foot on the gas in park to keep it on and at some point it finally idles. But after driving for a few minutes, the engine quits and the stearing locks up. It did that the other night, but today, I took backroads to get to work and it drove completely fine. What would cause that? I did notice a pinched, leaking pipe leading to the radiator, so I first assumed it was overheating. Should I put more coollant in it?
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Monday, May 4th, 2009 AT 3:57 PM

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Tiny
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Coolant and all fluids should be check and level always
was the battery removed and or disconnected ?
if so the PCM need to relearn idle
check list :
check for vacuum leaks
check and adjust all fluid to the proper level
clean throttle body
drive for about 5 to 10 miles

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Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 AT 5:47 AM

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