130,000Here is a thread by someone who sort of had a kind of somewhat similar issue.
New to the forum. I have had this truck for about 3 years and I love it. 2001 Dakota SLT 5.9L 4WD. It now has 211,000 miles but still has some pep. Just recently, when I take off from a stop, it starts jerking, like really hard jerking. I let off the gas and try to slowly accelerate and it...www.dakotaforumz.com
Anyway, he suspected his cat was getting clogged, but before he went in that direction he changed his TPS & then he changed his crank position sensor (which is what wound up solving his problem). (Not that I am saying either of those are your issue.)
How many miles are on this Dakota?
I am planning on "living with it" until I get a code or some other catastrophic failure. Thanks for your insight!Well, in this day & age, 130k isn't an ungodly amount.
I don't know; it it was me I'd probably live with it for a while longer & see if it would get bad enough to give me a code that I could work with.
I have done some shotgun trouble-shooting in the past & now I have a small warehouse of used but serviceable parts to show for it.
You could always do a tuneup of sorts, you know, plugs, wires, cap & rotor & while you are under there a cam pos indicator, although my theory on that stuff is that if it's not working as advertised it probably wouldn't be intermittent.
But, then again, at 130k, if it hasn't ever had a tune, it's not a total waste of time.
Sorry that I can't really be of much help on this one, but keep us posted on what develops as you work on diagnosing it.