1987 Dodge Dakota Pickup Truck, 137,000 + change miles…
Last fall it develops this problem where it dies every time I take my foot off the gas pedal. Two days later the brakes go out completely.
Well, last fall I was so broke I was rolling pennies for Ramen noodles, so basically I just let the damn thing sit until I got it into the shop in mid-January. They “fix” it. Now, the brakes aren’t great, but they get the job done. And the truck sputters and shimmys and feels like it’s going to die every time I take my foot off the gas pedal, but it doesn’t.
About two weeks after I get it out of the shop, the brakes go bad again. I take it to my stepfather, and we bleed the air out of the lines. The breaks a great, for a couple of days; then they start going bad again.
Then one morning, guess what! It starts dying every time I take my foot off the gas pedal.
IFO think the two problems are definitely related.
Anybody care to venture a guess as two what the problem is?
FTR, it’s in the shop again right now.