97dodge dakota

Rod Cook

Asked by Apr 28, 2016 at 11:08 AM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

It will die going down da road.then come
on.back fires .when idel up and down

2 Answers


Sounds like it could be a dirty or faulty idle air control valve.

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I've had the vacuum advance inside the distributor decide to randomly adjust the spark...that might be something to look at...vacuum and centrifugal advance...not certain that yours still has this technology...but I'd look at the vacuum advance~ vacuum lines degrade and leak...if only they were not so cheap to use the butyl rubber...BMW always uses nitrile rubber on all their vacuum lines...verrry suspicious~

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