2001 Dodge Dakota Stalling

Tiny
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  • 2001 DODGE DAKOTA
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 139,000 MILES
My didge dakota 2001 stall when I come to a complete stop when the engine is cold. It will also stall as I am coming to a stop, once in a blue moon when I'm Idle. I just changed the spark plugs and it seemed to help a bit for the first few minutes of it running, but just went back to the same old stalling again. I need some major advice because winter is coming and this needs fixed ASAP!
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Monday, October 19th, 2009 AT 8:04 AM

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Tiny
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Has the check engine light come on? Have you checked for vacuum leaks? Fuel pump pressure? Let me know.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 10:26 AM
Tiny
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Actually now that you say that. My check engine light is on. We went to a local auto zone where they do the engine light testing and it came up um.I forgot the word but he said it could be your gas cap or a number of things. We just changed the spark plugs and they were BAD! Whoever had this truck before us didn't really take care of it.
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 11:42 AM
Tiny
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Did they refer to it as an EVAP code?
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Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 AT 11:51 AM
Tiny
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Yes I believe that was it. If it has to do with gas cap probabilities, then yes, lol.
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 1:16 PM
Tiny
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Confirmation from my boyfriend it was the EVAP code
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Wednesday, October 21st, 2009 AT 7:47 PM
Tiny
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The evap system is responsible for not allowing gas fumes from entering the atmosphere and reburning unburned fuel vapors. Most parts stores will tell you to replace the fuel cap at 12 - 15 dollars. However, in all my years (30) of working on cars, I think I found one bad cap.

You most likely have a leak in the system, just not the gas cap. I need to know the code they got, if it was a large or small leak detected. Chances are, I'm going to recommend that you take it to a mechanic and have the system fogged. They will actually put fog in the system and where the leak is, the fog will come out.

If you can, get that info for me.

Joe
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 8:04 AM
Tiny
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How much could something like that run me as far as pricing? Well, I don't know when I'll have much time to go back to the store to get them to do it again. But when I do, I'll be sure to reply back to my post here and let you know! Thanks for all your help so far!
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 11:32 AM
Tiny
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It matters where you live and if the code is related to a leak. I'm near Pittsburgh. Most shops charge around 50.00.
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Thursday, October 22nd, 2009 AT 1:23 PM

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