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1996 Dakota 4wd 5.2 engine, started having random stalls

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1996 Dakota 4wd 5.2 engine, started having random stalls last summer and has gotten more frequent. no codes and check engine light doe3s not come on. ENGINE WILL RESTART AFTER SITTING A COUPLE OF MINUTES. THANKS
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with your question. When the engine stalls, does it have to sit for a few minutes before it starts right back up or can you start it immediately after it stalls out?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
after sitting two or three minutes it will start back up, we also checked the fuel pressure
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, thank you for that information. Does the engine have spark and fuel pressure when it does not start?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
we haven't had test tools when it dies on the side of the road so I don't know
Expert:  Amedee replied 1 year ago.

Ok, I will tell you my experience on these vehicles. Usually this condition is caused by a fuel pump, camshaft position sensor and or crankshaft position sensor. The fuel pump and these two sensors can simply heat up and stop working for bit until they coola back down causing this stalling condition (and no start for a few minutes) like you are describing. Your first step would be to verify spark when this happens. You could even use a screw driver to check for spark. If there is no spark, I would suspect a bad cam or crank sensor. If there is spark but no fuel, I would suspect a bad fuel pump.

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