Stall or no start?

Tiny
MIKE LOCK
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  • 1994 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 5.3L
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 210,000 MILES
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Monday, February 12th, 2024 AT 2:19 PM

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Tiny
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Hi,

Do you mean it stalls immediately after starting, or does it stall while driving?

Have you checked fuel pressure? Also, follow the directions in this link and let me know if any codes are stored:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/retrieve-trouble-codes-for-chrysler-dodge-plymouth-odb1-1995-and-earlier-car-mini-van-and-light-trucks

Let me know.

Joe
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Monday, February 12th, 2024 AT 4:57 PM
Tiny
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Stalls while driving most of the time it doesn’t start like right now, I’ve been trying to fix problem for 2 months. I’ve lost my job, and I am broke because of this problem this truck has been putting my life through heck.
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Monday, February 12th, 2024 AT 6:59 PM
Tiny
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Hi,

If you haven't already, use the guide above to see if there are any diagnostic trouble codes present.

Next, since it isn't starting now, chances are it is either a fuel or ignition-related issue. Here is what I want you to try. See if it starts with starting fluid. If it does and then stalls, we know it is fuel related. If there is no change, check if you are getting spark at the plugs.

Here is a link that explains how that is done:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-check-for-ignition-spark

Try this and let me know the results. Also, let me know if you have checked fuel pressure or if you have checked the crankshaft position sensor. The sensor may be the issue. Read through this link and let me know if it mirrors what you are experiencing:

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/symptoms-of-a-bad-crankshaft-sensor

Let me know what you find,

Joe

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Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 AT 1:23 PM

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