Truck after heated acts like it is going to die when stop at lights?

Asked by Sep 17, 2015 at 08:36 AM about the 2001 Dodge Dakota 4 Dr SLT 4WD Crew Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

2001 Dodge Dakota 4x4 's engine light on for while. Had shop say add this
and run it. Had another shop use high dollar cleaner and system to clean fuel
injectors. Still having trouble. Some times it drive great. Other times after it
heats up acts like it is going to die on me when I stop at lights. ????

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97,745

See what the fuel pressure is at the rail when the truck is running hot and the conditions you a describing. Seems like a bad pump but can't tell until you get those pressure readings..

Do I have to take it to a shop again to have fuel pressure checked for me then? I appreciate any and all help I can get. Thanks!!

1,345

check your idle control i would also say BG44K additive

97,745

you can purchase a gauge at an auto store like Auto Zone or cheaper with be harbor freight, the fitting on the rail looks light a fitting on a tire...

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