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Dodge Dakota Spitting And Sputtering

Q. Hello, I have a 1995 Dodge Dakota. It has a 5.2 liter V-8 engine, automatic transmission and 208,000 miles. My problem is two months ago it became hard to start. It seemed to happen overnight. It has progressively gotten worse and yesterday while driving it started to run erratically until it died.

Dodge Dakota Spitting And Sputtering

We thought maybe it was out of gas, because we were low. We put a gallon in and managed to get it the one mile to home. It spit and sputtered all the way home.

Thank you very much,
John

A. There are a number of causes for the symptoms you describe. But I think the most likely is a bad fuel pump. A fuel pressure and volume test will confirm this.

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