1992 Dakota 318 A/T Will intermittently shut down If I am travelling
at road speed the engine continues to turn, and in approx 8-10 seconds
it will start back up, own it's own. It's just same as if you turned
the ignition off and back on except.when it happens, the tach falls to
zero, and the "Maint Reqd" light goes off (it has been on for some
time) but all of the other guages continue to register, normally.
It has been doing this for about a year, and nobody has been able to
find it. The distributer module was replaced .. waste of money. It
acts exactly like some "Circuit breaker" is tripping then resetting
itsself. It is totally intermittent. It may do it once/month or
several times/day. Can find no commonality (like I just hit a bump or
am in a hard turn, or whatever) except -- maybe -- it seems to be more
frequent during hotter weather.
If it was the fuel pump, then the Tach and Ck Eng lamp should not
shutdown. If it was the Ign switch, then all of the other guages
should quit. also?? Or am I wrong about that??
Have checked the Batt Cables, tugged and pulled on all harnesses with
it idleing, have looked and puzzled and beat on everything in sight,
under the hood, have cursed and jumped up and down.
I have a factorty manual, have studied the wiring diagrams for
Circuit Breakers, etc, can find none.
The thing has got me stumped.
Any help/suggestions appreciated.
Thanks in Advance.
So many Garys and Clydes ..so..