1996 Dakota won't stay running


Asked by Feb 29, 2016 at 01:31 PM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Bought a neater with a heater for my kid. 1996 Dodge Dakota. Ran rough and threw a code for O2 sensor and IAC. I replaced both O2 sensors, IAC, TPS ti ran good, even drove it a few day to and from work. I decided to do more of a tune up, I did plugs and wires but the distributor base broke taking cap off. Replaced distributor then.
         Put everything together and now it won't stay running. I am getting gas and if I hold the pedal down it tries to run but seems to be seems to run hard for a few strokes then like a blow back through the throttle body. No flames just a puff.
         Any idea what that may be? I do not want to sink a ton of money into this. HEEELLLPPPPPPPPP!!!!

2 Answers


Of course I meant a BEATER with a heater.


Sounds like you are just a tooth off when the distributor was replaced. You will have to line the timing marks back up and remove and realign the distributor. The way you are describing how it is running sounds like it needs to go back one tooth.

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