Hey, my 97 dodge dakota 3.9L v6 magnum starting sputtering and wouldn't go over 25-30 mph. The same day it started doing that I had the Trans filter replaced and catylatic converter cleaned out.

Kyle Dehayes

Asked by Jul 20, 2015 at 06:34 PM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr STD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Since you had some other work done, you might want to check and confirm spark wires are all well attached, or if a wire got burnt or damaged.

Kyle Dehayes

The check engine light is on and I got it scanned and it said the o2 sensor was bad but I'm not sure if a o2 sensor will cause the truck to do that.


Ah... yes! You neglected to mention that, and yes, a bad O2 sensor can definitely cause the engine to run bad. You might also want to confirm that your cam or crank timing sensors are not bad.

Kyle Dehayes

I got it scanned this morning only the o2 sensor popped up. But thank you for the information.

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