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The engine dies when i put into gear 1st time but not after.

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.

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  • preachermans Dec 31, 2008

    when i talked about mu 2001 dodge truck dying when i put it into gear after idleing a few minutes I forgot to mention it is a DIESEL ENGING. onec the engine is cold it will die when you put it in gear.

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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?

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