Question about 2001 Dodge Ram 2500 Truck
After starting the truck and letting it idle a couple of minutes and you put it into gear the engine dies, you go back to neutral and start it again and most of the time it won't die.
Sounds like idle speed motor may need cleaning, or replace. Doesn't cost more than $5-$10 for a can of throttle body cleaner, and some time, to pull it off & clean & retry before spending too much on other areas. Tuned up, and fuel filter changed lately?
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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