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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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May 2, 2012, 12:45 pm

Chad S
 

Question: Not idling and running properly

I have a 2005 Dodge Dakota Laramie. At the 100K mark she began idling rough at times. Random. At this point, I ran some Fuel Injector cleaner products through her, I changed the Spark Plugs. Hasn't resolved the issue, but it's beginning to get worse. It's affecting the overall power at times now (ie. hit the pedal at 60 mph and it's sluggish and semi-responsive). Still random, but much more frequent now. Seems to be a little more evident once the vehicle warms up. Ignition coil(s)? Catalytic Converter? What do you think? Oh yeah, I'm poor!!! Thanks for any advice/direction at this point fellas.

Chad


May 6, 2012, 2:01 pm

Elizabeth K
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You're at the mileage point for a thorough tune-up, which is recommended because it would inspect/eliminate many maintenance items that could cause your problem. But what is a thorough tune-up? Here is an excellent article that explains what you need to cover:
http://bit.ly/IMMfhJ


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