2002 Dodge Dakota Engine Stalls while driving??

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Old 10-25-10, 08:11 AM
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2002 Dodge Dakota Engine Stalls while driving??

I just had major tuneup and replaced the vacuum pump??(or whatever that thing is) that sits on top and into the gas tank in Aug. Last night on a very slight incline, the engine stalled while in reverse. Started truck again, moved about 200 feet and it stalled again in drive. Got it into my garage and haven't moved it since. Outside temp around 40 in Maine. Any help or suggestions are greatly welcomed! And, Yes, this is the same truck that is now having a blower motor issue...it's my lucky day!
 
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Old 10-25-10, 09:31 AM
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What engine?

Had an issue similar with a 98? V8 SLT. After some sort of work (don't remember now) done weeks earlier....it would sometimes stall when going downhill (possible foot off the gas?). Always started right back up. Only happened maybe once a week or less til naturally on a cold, wet, stormy night, it wouldn't restart. I hadn't been able to duplicate the issue since it was always restarting. Checked for spark first...none.

Did a close visual and found the coil wire plug was not completely snapped in and latched in place. Push, snap....never had the issue again. Only cost me an $80 tow to find it...:.

Anyway...my point is....check for spark....easy. Check for fuel....still pretty easy.
 
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Old 10-25-10, 09:58 AM
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Thanks Vic, it's a V8 as well. It's got 3/4 tank gas..I'll check the coil wire..you're talking about the spark plug wires connection, right? Thanks!
 
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Old 10-25-10, 10:05 AM
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Actually no...I meant the wiring from the ignition system to the coil. You probably have the 4.7? Not familiar with those. Mine was the older 5.2 Magnum and the coil was located sorta on the front lower part of the engine and IIRC the ignition wiring was on the bottom and the high voltage was on top. Only one of a number of bad things about that truck.

And when I said check for fuel...I meant fuel pressure and whether it's being injected to the cylinders. Sorry, can't tell you how on yours.
 
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Old 10-25-10, 10:37 AM
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Yes, it's the 4.7L. Thanks for the extra info.. you have been a big help and have given me a starting place to look/research. I've also looked into that resistor issue already, and can get a replacement one pretty cheap and install myself..at least I'll have heat back!
 
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