My 1994 Dodge Dakota with V8 engine does not start when it heats up. Appears all electrical power gone, no spark or fuel. Starter turns motor over but will not fire up. After it sits for afew hour, it will start up normally.

Asked by Apr 02, 2013 at 10:46 PM about the 1994 Dodge Dakota 2 Dr Sport Standard Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

Vapor lock, comes to mind, where is so hot the gasoline begins to boil, and your throttle and injectors do not know what to do with the fumes~

insulate or shield your fuel lines to stop the gas from boiling would be the course of action~


Check your codes first, and come back here with the results. Something could be triggering the auto shut down.


like a crank sensor!

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Crank sensor or cam sensor.

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sound some what like I was going through with my truck but need a bit more info. if I can tell you exactly what i did to solve the problem for time being. If you read my questions and u have similar issue maybe i can help by telling you what i did. I have had three separate incident like what your having so i replaced these parts that helped each incidents 1. idle sensor 2. ecm 3. just sprayed engine starter into my throttle body hope i help at all. good luck

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