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I just bought a used Ram about a month ago and we had to drop a new engine in it because it stalled everytime i hit the gas and then let off and two cylinders werent hitting. It has the 5.9L V8. However, even after we put the new engine in im experiencing the same stalling problems. If i rev it to 3000 RPMS or so and then let off quickly, it will just stall out like the key was taken out. Since we had the throttle body from the old engine on the newer one we picked up, we switched it out so that the new throttle body was on as well. I thought that this would solve the problem, and it did for 2 weeks. However yesterday the problem returned and it still stalls out when attempting to idle or deccelerating. Im not sure that it is the TPS, since that would mean that both TPS' were bad on both throttle bodies and that seems unlikely. I cant afford to take it into a shop, so somebody please tell me what the problem could be

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I would look at the crank sensor or cam sensor,when the crank sensor in my ram went bad it would run when cold and then stall as soon as I put it into reverse,or when the engine warms up,check the ecm for codes,

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