Truck will not start when hot

Tiny
BILLC324
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  • 1997 DODGE DAKOTA
  • 3.9L
  • 6 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 148,568 MILES
After driving truck when it is shut off for ten or twenty minutes it cranks but will not start until it cools off. While it is running it is perfect.
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 AT 8:37 PM

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Tiny
CARADIODOC
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That is the classic symptom of a failing crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor. They often fail by becoming heat-sensitive, then they work again after cooling down for about an hour. Have you read the diagnostic fault codes? Do you know how to do that yourself?
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 AT 9:38 PM
Tiny
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Thank you so much. I will put on my vehicle code scanner tomorrow and thank you so much. Bill Curry
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Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 AT 9:47 PM
Tiny
KEN L
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Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken
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Saturday, June 24th, 2017 AT 11:41 AM

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