Asked by Jul 18, 2016 at 10:42 AM about the 1997 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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OK I have been reading a lot of these forums lately and realize that slot of u have the same problem I did if it's backfireing and cutting off at red lights check the plugs going into your computer they aren't staying tight and it causes it to cut up and backfire when it dies out it will sometimes catch itself mine did it Everytime I hit a bump


Thanks for the tip. Punctuation will make your post much easier to read, just sayin.....

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Bob is correct,sometime,s a little info is better than a lot,stay to the issue of the problem,will help us help you.If it only does this when you hit bump,s must be a wiring issue of some sort,but the computer has a lock clip in it and should not come losse like that.

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