1995 Dakota V6 3.9 - Rough Idle + Occasional Stalling

I have a 1995 Dodge Dakota V6 that is giving me a difficult time. It’s idling rough and occasionally when I’m stopped (at a traffic light for example) and go to step on the accelerator it stalls. Starts right back up and runs fine (excluding the rough idle). It was having a more persistent issue with stalling which I fixed - here is the list of things I’ve done to try fixing this:

- Replaced MAP Sensor (had a code for this - was the cause of the persistent stalling issue I mentioned).

- Replaced Distributor Cap, Rotor, Spark Plug Wires and Plugs

- Replaced EGR Valve (had a code for this too)

- Replaced Idle Air Control Valve

- Replaced Throttle Position Sensor

At WOT it runs and sounds great. I’ve sprayed carb cleaner to check the vacuum lines for leaks and haven’t been able to find anything. Anyone have an idea what else I might check?

I knew I was going to forget something on my list - I also replaced the PCV valve and the crankcase breather filter.

I found this interesting article on http://www.dakota-truck.net/


The site has a large searchable archive and some knowledgeable folks that can help. You may want to do a search on “Dakota Belly pan gasket”. These gaskets are notorious for leaking.

Ed B.