I’m looking for insight from anyone more adept than I am when it comes to cars and trucks. My boyfriend and I moved out to the country a year ago and purchased a new-to-us 1st gen dodge pickup, a 92 D150 v6. It’s used once or twice a week at max and only has around 90k miles on it.
So a few months after we bought the truck, it stalled, or more like choked, out while driving on these country, hilly roads, at around 50 mph… it happened once and we didn’t think much of it. It happened again not too long after that, though, and we discovered we could push through the stall/choke by giving it a lot of gas… it sounds terrible, and shakes and sputters, but eventually catches back and starts to run normal.
As months passed, the problem happened more often. So we changed the spark plugs and wires recently. No difference. In a given 40 minute trip along 45-55 mph country roads, the truck will choke and sputter at least 5 or 6 times. It’s now so bad that sometimes giving it gas isn’t enough to fix the issue and we have to pull over.
We’ve got an appt scheduled with a mechanic, but I’d like to have some idea of what you all think before going in there. Our friends think maybe it has to do with the choke plate or carburetor. Thoughts? It seems to happen more often if the AC is on, and other than this, the truck runs great. It starts up fast and idles fine.