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Truck idle My 1997 dodge will not stay running without my foot on the gas pedal, it will stay running in park and neutral after it has been running for about 10 minutes How do I turn up my idle? I have the Chilton manual, but cannot find where to adjust it. If you know, do you have any pictures of where to turn it up?

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Hey, increasing your idle may not be the problem but here's how to do it, on the top and middle of the engine you'll see a plastic throttle body cover, pop that off, you'll see a spring with a throttle adjustment screw, give the spring and throttle arm a spray of WD-40, then slowly turn the screw while idling. I dont know if you've checked the basics yet, but it could also be something fairly simple like your spark plugs, plug wires, ignition coil, distributor cap, or even a badly clogged air filter. Good luck

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Adjusting the idle that way is illegal by federal epa restictions....the likely problem is a bad ais motor...if your engine is a 3.9 5.2 or 5.9 it is in the center of the back of the throttle body

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