Dakota Shutting Off While Driving

Samantha Brown

Asked by Samantha Apr 05, 2011 at 07:47 PM about the 1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My Dodge will shut off while driving.  I will be driving along at speeds under 80km/h and she will lose acceleration and shut off.

I have changed the plugs and wires. Checked the coils, changed the distributor and rotor button.  Even swapped computers with an identical truck to see if that was the problem.  

Once she shuts off she will not start.  After letting her sit for a while she will eventually start.

There also seems to be no fire on the plugs after she does this.  

I am not sure what could be the problem.  I am at my end with this truck.

5 Answers

Scott Liles

most likely camshaft position sensor depending on year maybe not

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Samantha Brown

Every sensor was changed on the truck. She is throwing codes like crazy. She ran great til the weather warmed up. Looking for a wiring harness now. Will start with that and work our way back.


I have the same problem with my 1987 Dodge Dakota...HELP! DID YOU FIND THE PROBLEM?

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

If you have remote starter try disconecting it first we had same problem

Joseph Burt

i still have the same problem and my door buzzer wont stop buzzing

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Looking for a Used Dakota in your area?
CarGurus has 4,139 nationwide Dakota listings starting at $1,495.

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 banana
Reputation 770
#2 Snidely
Reputation 690
#2 Justin Doucette
Justin Doucette
Reputation 690
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500"
635 Great Deals out of 13,210 listings starting at $1,900
Used Ford F-150"
3,101 Great Deals out of 178,948 listings starting at $1,450
Used Toyota Tacoma"
514 Great Deals out of 19,850 listings starting at $2,000
Used Ford Ranger"
274 Great Deals out of 6,557 listings starting at $1,250
Used Chevrolet S-10"
29 Great Deals out of 1,671 listings starting at $1,900
Used GMC Sierra 1500"
960 Great Deals out of 63,975 listings starting at $1,000

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 114 listings starting at $7,950
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $6,977
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
11 Great Deals out of 310 listings starting at $5,995
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
15 Great Deals out of 353 listings starting at $3,700
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
25 Great Deals out of 532 listings starting at $2,995