Re: 97 2wd stalling

From: Josh Battles (
Date: Tue Sep 06 2011 - 08:41:25 EDT

On Sep 4, 2011 7:33 PM, "Kurt Cypher" <> wrote:
> My Dak is a 97 v6 2wd extended cab. It was working fine on Wednesday,
> and then sat unused Thursday & Friday. On Saturday, my wife drove it
> to work (2 miles), and it stalled as she was turning left into the
> parking spot at work. Worked fine 12 hours later to get home from
> work. On Sunday, she again drove it to work. It stalled while turning
> right at a stop sign, and then stalled again while turning left into
> the parking spot at work. Then, 12 hours later, it stalled while
> backing out of the parking spot, and she had a hard time starting it
> again, and then it stalled at the exit from the parking garage, and
> again had a hard time starting it again.
> After she got home, I went out and tried it, and it starts to fire,
> but then if I don't give it extra gas, it stalls out. If I give it
> extra gas while starting, it will start, and if I keep the revs up, it
> will keep running, but if I let off the gas, it will stall.
> I don't think it's a problem with the angle it's at when it stalls, as
> it appears to happen when the truck facing up or down hill.
> I had a similar problem with a Nissan pickup years ago where the idle
> would be off & it would stall when it was wet out (fixed by replacing
> the ignition wires), so my first thought was that it might be
> electrical and related to the heavy storms we had overnight & this
> morning, but that wouldn't explain the problem on Saturday morning,
> when it was not raining, just humid. There was rain Thursday morning,
> and possibly some fog on Saturday morning, so I suppose it's still
> possible the rain Thursday may have contributed to slight problems
> Saturday, and major rain overnight may have contributed to major
> problems today. If the problem goes away as things dry out over the
> next few days, that'll potentially prove that it's electrical.
> Any thoughts, comments, suggestions or diagnostic questions?

Check the MAP senor and associated wiring. My friend's PT behaved similarly
after we cracked the sensor housing while doing some other work.


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