i have a 1998 dodge dakota v6 that will crank but not start. sometimes it will start and run for maybe 50 miles and then go dead. and it may and may not start back up. then you can later go and try to

Asked by Feb 23, 2015 at 11:12 AM about the 1998 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Do you see any white smoke out the back, especially when you are sitting idle? - You can check your oil for any signs of yellowish looking foam in it - means water is getting in. Typically a blown head gasket. Also, confirm by checking the radiator for presence of gas smell.

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