I have a 1996 Dodge Dakota SLT with a 318 with 100,000 miles. For whatever reason, it often stalls after I first start it up. It turns over fine, but the RPMs drop like a hat even after revving the engine a for a while; however, once I get it on the open road for a few minutes I have not trouble, even when I have to idle at a stoplight. Never once has it stalled once I have it out and driving it for a few minutes without having to stop at a light or stop sign. I have put in a new fuel pump and replaced the manifold gasket. Any thoughts?

Asked by Sep 22, 2016 at 09:09 PM about the 1996 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1 Answer

17,245

May just need the MAF sensor sprayed with CRC MAF cleaner. Throttle body & IACV May need cleaned with Throttle Body Cleaner, They have to be removed so will need those gaskets.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Search Dodge Dakota Questions

Dodge Dakota Experts

#1 Samantha Brown
Samantha Brown
Reputation 1,050
#2 banana
banana
Reputation 1,030
#3 Snidely
Snidely
Reputation 910
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Dodge Ram 1500
419 Great Deals out of 10,970 listings starting at $1,000
Used Ford F-150
2,150 Great Deals out of 193,915 listings starting at $290
Used Toyota Tacoma
553 Great Deals out of 43,264 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Ranger
174 Great Deals out of 5,598 listings starting at $900
Used GMC Sierra 1500
774 Great Deals out of 68,743 listings starting at $1,800
Used Chevrolet S-10
6 Great Deals out of 1,332 listings starting at $1,999
Used Dodge Ram 2500
118 Great Deals out of 5,091 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Dakota For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 194 listings starting at $6,975
2009 Dodge Dakota For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 93 listings starting at $7,595
2008 Dodge Dakota For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 293 listings starting at $3,900
2007 Dodge Dakota For Sale
16 Great Deals out of 335 listings starting at $2,950
2006 Dodge Dakota For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 570 listings starting at $1,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.