I'm the proud papa of a green extended cab 5 spd 97 Dakota with the 5.2 in it. It's been an excellent truck I haven't had any problems until now. It will act like it is out of gas and starts to cough and sputter, never to the point of stalling tho. I can either floor the gas or put it in neutral and rev it up and put it BK in gear and it's like it never even happened. And it may not happen again for 3 days or it may be 2 wks before it acts up again. There's no pattern to when it acts up, it does it when it wants to do it. Hot,cold, rain, snow,sleet or hail. I haven't changed anything yet cuz I don't want throw money down the drain and still have the same problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for any help.