Question about 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab
Throttle has a lot of carbon build up need cleaning. if check engine light flashing code scan for code.but more likely could have clogged air filter.idle air control passage clogged dirty.check make sure throttle body linkage not binding sticking.
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
One thing you can do yourself is remove the fresh air hose from the throttle body open the throttle use a soft towel and clean the butterfly valve and throttle body then disconnet the battery for a full two minutes when you restart the computer will do a idle relearn and may be hard to start for a few minutes and might stall this is normal for the relearn once a stable idle is reached drive vehicle for several miles you may still experience random idle surges as it relearns base idle strategy but should return to normal within a day or so of normal driving most of the time only a few minutes are needed but once in a while it can take longer
Posted on Dec 11, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
those sensors could cause the issue, clean the MAF 1st, also clean the idle system using the following procedure, the IAC can cause cruise surge. I use this to cure these problems all the time.
Here is the most common cause of surges and stalls and low idle, it is the idle speed control air-bypass valve (IAC) and throttle valve, they get full of gunk over the miles and cause idle issues (stalls, low idle) like yours, Get a can of intake cleaner from any local parts store, not carb spray, intake cleaner, it is made by a company called CRC, remove the air intake hose to the engine, hold the idle high so the engine won't stall, then spray the can of cleaner into the intake while keeping the engine running, use at least 1/2 the can, shut down the engine and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, then restart and complete a number of mixed driving cycles, town, freeway, stop and go etc., after a few days the problem will go away as the system will relearn to the clean intake.
Posted on Jan 13, 2009
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