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1998 Dodge Dakota Base Reg Cab 112 WB Sport

1998 Dodge Dakota
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Rear Wheel Drive, Reg Cab 6.5'
20 mpg city / 25 mpg hwy
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November 29, 2012, 6:43 pm

Kenneth R

Question: My 1997 Dodge Dakota stalled out.

My Dakota stalled out as I was dropping my wife off. I did not kill the engine. But when I stopped we think we heard a muffled pop noise then the engine stopped on its own. It restarted after several tries but stalled out again after driving ahead about 50 feet. I was in a parking lot (at night) so I pushed it into a parking space for the night and left a phone message with my mobile mechanic to call. I meet him at my truck the next morning, gave him the key and it started right up like nothing was wrong. He checked out the truck but no codes appeared. He suggested that I get a major tune-up job which I had him do that day. Can you comment on what may have happen the night before ?
Should the tune-up solve the problem?

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