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99 Dakota 3.9L Started out it would die while driving and

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99 Dakota 3.9L Started out it would die while driving and after a few minutes would start back up and be fine until next day. Still doing same thing only now sometimes it will start and smetimes it wont. Have replaced fuel pump, computer (ECC) ,battery, crank sensor , throttle position sensor and coil. Its maintaining 50 lbs fuel pressure and check engine light is not on. HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Hello and welcome! My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question. Are you looking for some possible causes or would you like me to walk you through this diagnoses?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
what ever it takes for me to resolve this issue
Customer: replied 8 months ago.
are you still there ?
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

YES, still here

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Would you like to speak on the phone?

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

It says payment failure..

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

You may need to add money to your just answer account

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
not going to pay $16 for a phone call. Ive already paid for the service . Is this a scam
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

I can lower the price down if you would like. However, phone calls are much easier for both of us. We can continue on this page if you dont want to spend the extra money.

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

To diagnose this condition, you would need to start by checking for fuel and spark while cranking. If the engine has spark, it should start and run on starting fluid. Does it?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I have already told you that it maintains 50lb of fuel pressure and some days it runs so it must have spark
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

That is incorrect.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
it is getting fuel and spark
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Does it run on starting fluid? Did you check injector pulse using a noid light?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It runs on gasoline. No check with noid
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

So when it does not start, is it missing spark or fuel?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
neither
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

So how do you know the engine is getting fuel if you have not checked injector pulse using a noid light?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
because some times it runs just fine
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

No sir. You need to check these things WHEN it acts up.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
I'm wasting my time with you..I'm outta here
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Good luck

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
You were no help at all
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Thats because your not listening to me.

Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Please remember, I am the expert. Not you.

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
no you are a smart ass
Expert:  Amedee replied 8 months ago.

Have a good night.