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1999 Dodge Ram erratic idle

Truck, while idling, will idle up and down, as well as, while driving down the road at cruising speed (55), the rpm's will jump up to 2,400 rpms for a second or two. It doesn't appear to be transmission slippage. I have changed the obvious (and cheapest): the spark plugs, wires, and distributor. Also replaced the air filter, and have run high octane gas, all to no evail. Does anyone have any idea as to what can be causing this??

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  • bigcountry53 Nov 13, 2008

    let me know when you figure it out im at a loss with mine

  • Anonymous Nov 30, 2008

    I have the EXACT same problem.... still no resolution. However, I will add that today my truck decided to quit idling at all. As soon as I take my foot off the pedal, it dies... almost instantly. I figure the idle screw must be turned out a hair, but now I'm trying to access it..(they've sealed the screwhead!!! grrrr.

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    my truck trys to die when i put it in reverse but, only when the
    engine is warmed up. i replaced the transmission. i even put it back in the shop to look at it again and it is good but, it still does it i want to say it is a vacumm line but idk. please let me know if you have anything that will help

  • bluedog99im May 25, 2009

    2001 Dodge RAM V10. Sometimes while idling, it will idle up and down. Noticeably, while driving down the road at cruising speed (60), pulling the rv trailer, the rpm's will jump from 2400rpms up to 2,800rpms for a second or two continually.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    My dodge Caravan cuts off during stops it burns alot of gas. the car idle high and runs hard.The wires plug and idle air control Value been replaced

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    My sled will start but not idle and when I press the gas it bogs down and won't move. I just changed the plugs gas filter and hoses and the spark is good.

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Try a throttle positioning sensor??

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