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Brad
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8/09/2003
16:42:33

Subject: 1992 Dakota 5.2 engine dies randomly
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I have a 1992 Dodge Dakota 5.2 Auto. The engine started stalling randomly about 20,000 miles ago. No backfiring, dash lights or codes. I’ve tried disconnecting the battery to reset the computer, no help.

Some times it does it at start-up, but usually while I’m driving down the road. It feels like someone just turned the ignition off. It always starts right back up.

I’ve checked some voltage points and it appears that the “anti dieseling cut-off circuit” is being activated.

Any suggestions will be appreciated,

Brad in Bama




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8/09/2003
18:39:08

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While it's running jiggle to wire going into the coil at the plug, see if it cuts out.
Also how dirty is your throttle body? If it's carboned up go get a new gasket, take it off and clean with cleaner and toothbrush. It's common that a dirty TB will cause the engine to stall and it wont give a light or code.



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8/09/2003
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My 1999 Dakota 5.2L did the same thing and it turned out to be the Power Control Module, when it would get hot it would shut down the electronics to the engine. No codes or engine light ever came on, sometimes it just wouldn't start when it was hot and other times it would just shut down going down the road.



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8/09/2003
20:40:08

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with the truck running wiggle around all your wires computer battery every wire you can find tug and push and pull and see if that works. had the same problem on a escort yesterday!

Mike
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Lil Blk Dak
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8/11/2003
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Hey Brad, man that could be alot of things, but it sounds like ign. . For starters, look at the bottom side of the ign. coil next to the plug. If you see a crack in the epoxy, replace the coil. I'll think about this somemore and check back.



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8/11/2003
20:43:51

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well just a thought this was the frist major repair i did to my 1993 5.2 and i was up at 290,000KM turned out my whole computer had to be replaced. Tryed a whole bunch before hand: Injectors, Crank position sensor, battery cable and so on but turned out to be computer just a thought(ACtually took it to dealer to figure this out)



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8/11/2003
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I owned a '92 5.2 for 8 1/2 years. At 160K the engine and instruments would shut off completely for about 2 seconds once every 2 weeks. I replaced the throttle body kicker, speed sensor, temperature sensor; still acted up. Never would show up on the dealer scope (my favorite Mopar mechanic checked it free). Finally replaced the stock engine contoller with the Mopar Performance +25HP computer...problem solved. Dak owners should appreciate these forums.



Jacque
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8/13/2003
14:52:43

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If it is the throttle position sensor, it can stall several times within a few blocks or it can go all day and stall only once or not at all. Very ramdom in how often or when it will stall.



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8/13/2003
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If it is the throttle position sensor, it can stall several times within a few blocks or it can go all day and stall only once or not at all. Very ramdom in how often or when it will stall.



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5/04/2004
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My 92 V8 would die on me at different times under various conditions. Replaced the crankshaft position sensor and it hasn't died on me since. Just hope it continues to hold up.



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5/04/2004
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My 92 5.2 died, could have sworn it was the fuel pump, replaced it,started ok. It died again 10 miles down the road, found out the plug-in fuel pump relay wasn't making good contact in the socket (driver-side fender).Fixed that ,ran ever since, turned 196000 today.



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5/05/2004
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I have a 1995 CC 5.2L 4wd 5sp. About 2 two years ago it started to die on occasion no check engine and it would start right back up. It was rare but it continued to happen. Then about 1 year ago on occasion I'd get a check engine once in while but no stalling. The check engine eventually became continuous. I replaced the EGR control Valve and it has been OK since(~2months). About 2.5 years ago I experienced a bad contact on my fuel pump relay similar to iowaboy but the truck would not start or run at all. The relay would click but the pump did not run. I replaced all the relay's for peace of mind at that point. Those are my experiences. Now if only the wind shield could be installed not to leak, I getting ready for round 4 with the Glass place.
200,000 and change




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6/28/2004
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V8 engine dies:Replaced crankshaft position sensor, fuel filter, fuel pump, cleaned fuel injectors and throttle body. Was towed twice. Carried to one private mechanic and to the Dodge Dealership twice. The dealership finally suggested that it might be the engine computer. Went through a couple of computers from NAPA before finally getting a good one. Hopefully the problem is solved now. The engine hasn't died in two weeks now. Spent about $1000 total.



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4/09/2011
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my 92 dakota would start up run great then cut straight off i would wait a few minutes and sometimes days it would crank run good then shut off im hearing i need to change the crankshaft sensor i need to know how to test it



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5/20/2011
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I am having the same issue as Matt.. my 92 dakota
magnum 5.2 would start up run great then cut
straight off just as if I turned the key off. I
would wait a few minutes and sometimes days it would
crank run good then shut off....



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11/19/2011
16:01:50

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I have a 1999 Dodge Dakoda 5.2L V8 with manual transmission.
It sometimes stalls about 2 to 5 Minutes after a cold start up. This usually happens when driving. It won't start up right away, but always starts up after sitting for about 5 minutes. Onces it gets going again it has never had any further stalling problems.

The stalling only happens about one time in 5 cold start ups. By cold I dont mean winter just that it hasn't been running for a while.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. The dealer couldn't find anything wrong.

Thanks







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12/14/2011
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That's an ingeoiuns way of thinking about it.



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3/29/2012
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Hi I have a 92 Dakota LE.It has a dieing problem and can't
find out what is wrong with it.Gets worse every day.its ok
when its going but when you slow down out stop then go
again it dies.been doing it allot and won't stop.have tried the
little sensor deal for 60 dollars, the starter the alternator and
file pump plus line but nothing is working.help me with
advice please.



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3/29/2012
07:32:00

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frank, the first thing you need to do is check for codes. It could be a number of things causing the problem. You'll eventually fix the problem by just throwing money at it but that can get expensive and just really make you p.o.'d



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4/08/2014
00:57:34

RE: 1992 Dakota 5.2 engine dies randomly
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I have a 92 Dakota that would die when
trying to excellerate after stopping. It had
a bad EGR valve. You can spend about
$100 if you replace it yourself or you can
simply pull the vacuum line off the
diafram and plug it. It runs perfectly
without it.



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