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87 Dodge Stalling and having trouble starting

Hello everyone - I'm new to this forum and wondering if someone might be able to give me some clues as to this problem. I have a 87 RAM 318 2 BBL. Only has 97K miles. Normally starts fine in the morning and idles fine as well. Drive it to work 3 miles away no problems. However, in the afternoon for the return trip she is hard to get started and when I finnally do get her started the idle is very rough and she stalls at every stop or red light. Today she just completely died on me and I could not get her started once I got her back to the house. Any hints on where to start long is appreciated. Thanks.

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Make sure the choke is adjusted correctly. It might be dropping of the fast-idle cam to quickly. There is a curb idle speed screw for warm idle and a 2nd one that works against a cam controlled by the choke to increase idle speed when cold, this is the one to check.
It also could be a spark issue, as a bad coil gets weaker with temperature, check for spark when it happens.

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