Q: 1998 Dodge Dakota Keeps stalling and backfires sometimes

asked by on

I have changed plugs wires fuel pump and sensors and it still stalls and won't start at times but other times it runs fine.

My car has 750000 miles.
My car has an automatic transmission.

Hi there. You may have a bad or contaminated mass air sensor or a leak in the air tube between the mass air sensor and the throttle body. Have the computer tested for codes and check mass air sensor readings for altitude you are at and compare to proper reading for the altitude and replace the sensor if it is not correct. If you would like to have this looked at, a local expert from YourMechanic can come to your car’s location to inspect the stalling issue and let you know what repairs are needed.

Was this answer helpful?
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. 1998 Dodge Dakota Keeps stalling and backfires sometimes

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Code P0303 cylinder 3 misfire

The symptoms you describe along with the blinking Check Engine Light and P0303 trouble code definitely tell us that you have a misfire in cylinder number 3. Your engine uses a coil on plug system. This means each individual...

Q: 2003 Mercury sable started stalling when slowing down to stop and or once stopped. Made it home but now in driveway, dies as soon

You'll have to go through a stalling diagnostic but the good news is the symptoms you are describing are fairly dramatic and so the cause is likely to be readily found. Common causes of engine stalling include a faulty mass...

Q: Q: Fuel pressure regulator

The fuel pressure regulator and fuel filter is mounted on top of the fuel tank pump mounted in the fuel tank. It is recommended to be replaced anytime the fuel pump is replaced.

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
P0052 OBD-II Trouble Code: HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1)
P0052 code definition HO2S Heater Control Circuit High (Bank 2 Sensor 1) What the...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...