TRUCK STALLS WHEN DRIVING

1998 Dodge Dakota

Tiny

bzbmix

April, 2, 2008 AT 1:55 PM

Computer problem
1998 Dodge Dakota 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 150000 miles

Truck stalls out when driving. Takes a couple of cranks to get it running again. Just before stalling completely, pressing on the accelerator causes it to backfire. Mechanic says the main computer needed to be changed first. &Quot; First"? It's a thousand dollar job, I'm apprehensive to go ahead and replace it just thinking it might not be the main computer. Any suggestions?

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Tiny

merlin2021

April, 2, 2008 AT 2:09 PM

Has this mechanic checked for codes? Is your check engine light on? I would look at fuel pressure first.

Tiny

bzbmix

April, 2, 2008 AT 2:23 PM

Merlin, thanks for the response.
He checked for codes, and I'm getting from him that the codes were erraneous, or " weird" (for lack of terminology). And the check engine light is not on.

I'm pretty sure they checked the for fuel pressure issues, but I'll bring that up to him.

I'll probably go with the ECM, if I do I'll keep this forum posted.
Thanks again.

Tiny

bzbmix

April, 24, 2008 AT 8:13 PM

It was the ECM! : )
big $ but I've been running the truck for a couple of weeks without a problem.

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