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1997 DODGE RAM 1500 360 VERY LOW IDLE

I Have a low idle issue with my 5.9/360 it idles between 300-500 rpm, Ive replaced the IAS Controller it helped somewhat it doesn't always die, but idle remains dreadfully low, it causes the oil light to come on and occasionally dies. Could it be a bad fuel regulator problem or is the timing wrong. I have no vacuum leaks and the ignition hardware is all fairly new < 4500 miles, the engine is a factory rebuild.

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  • JAMES R JR KLARENBACH Jan 08, 2009

    Thanks rchcmpbll75, but wouldn't I have seen that when I checked for vacuum leak with a vacuum gauge I tested on the fuel injection manifold, It showed 24.5 lbs of vacuum. James

  • JAMES R JR KLARENBACH Jan 10, 2009

    Thanks Rich, Ill get it to a diagnostic, I haven't driven it much but Its ski season and I'm ready to get up there. Thanks brother

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    repaid vacuum leaks now idles at 1300 cold { never ides this high befor } Also pings at mid raing rpm mediam throutle

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Trace your vaccume lines

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  • rchcmpbll76 Jan 09, 2009

    well james i dont believe that the timing is off it more that likely would not start and if it did than it would be a hard start and no power so if you can put it on a computer and test it get a read out and go from there im really sorry that i wasnt much help for you talk again some time rich

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