Fuel problem


Asked by HeartlessBitch Jan 12, 2020 at 11:54 AM

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My 98 Dakota sport 4x4 is having a
stalling issue everytime I stop it stalls
if I put it in Neutral it dont. Son works
on cars says it could be the fuel
system but lives 4 hours away and cant
diagnosis it over the phone. Can I put
an electronic fuel pump on it and
bypass the fuel pump in the tank so I
dont have to drop the tank or is there
an easier and cheaper way to chase
the problem down?

2 Answers


How long since a tune-up? Any applicable trouble codes? Did you use a gage and check proper fuel pressure? At idle, most of the fuel is returned to fuel tank. There is not much load on the engine in park or neutral, there is a load in drive. This sounds like a high mileage engine? I'd clean the throttle body--throttle bore--any small passages in throttle body and iac/idle air control. See if it helps? Just my opinion.

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Went and did all you suggested it started running alot better. My son came down and helped. He said thanks for the suggestions. Not sure when the last tune up was I have only had it for a year so not since I has it but its got one now... thanks for the suggestions. It worked.

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