2000 Dodge Dakota Engine dies

Tiny
BECKDJAMES
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  • 2000 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 140,000 MILES
I will be driving down the interstate, @65mph, and the engine will dies. When I pull of to the side of the road, I have to let it set for about 10 minutes before it will start. The strater will work, but it will not turnover. Also, when it idles, it will race.
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Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 AT 3:52 PM

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Tiny
JACOBANDNICKOLAS
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Has the check engine light ever come on? Also, when the truck doesn't start, is it possible for you to check to see if fuel or spark is missing? Most likely, one will be missing.

Let me know what you find.

Joe
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 8:30 PM
Tiny
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The check engine light does not come on. It also happened again today. Without warning, cruising at 65 MPH, the engine just died. It took about 10 minutes before the engine would start. Being on the side of the interstate, I could not tell if the fuel or spark was missing.
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Thursday, April 16th, 2009 AT 8:59 PM
Tiny
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Carry an extra sparkplug with you. If it dies, plug it into a wire and see if there is spark. If the check engine light isn't coming on, chances are it is fuel related, but at this point, it is a process of elimination. We need to start somewhere.

Joe
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Friday, April 17th, 2009 AT 2:21 PM
Tiny
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Today I thought I heard a pop before it started losing power and died.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 7:23 PM
Tiny
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Is the pop from under the hood or from the exhaust?
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 7:36 PM
Tiny
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I think it came from under the hood.
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Tuesday, April 21st, 2009 AT 8:19 PM
Tiny
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I hate to say it, but the only to determine what is going on is to identify if there is a loss of fuel or spark. The only suggestion I can think of other than that is a MAP sensor. The problem is, I can't be sure without a check engine light coming on and I hate to have you spend money on something you may not need.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 11:57 AM
Tiny
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I was incorrect, the check engine light is on. For some reason I thought it was something else.
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Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 1:10 PM

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