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Idles to high to the point i dont have to touch the gas to drive...i can go 45 mph without touching the gas pedal

I checked for vacuum leaks an thee are non, throttle cables isnt stick no where....have no earthly clue whats wrong with my truck

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If you know for a fact the throttle plate is closed, and there are no vac leaks, the only thing left is the idle air control valve on the side of the throttle body. It may be stuck open.
The computer controls idle speed by how much air enters the intake thru the control valve.

Posted on Jan 16, 2013

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SOURCE: Intermittent high idle, any ideas?

try cleaning the idle speed control motor with carb spray, it may just have sludge in it causing it to stick, have a dakota myself and had a similiar issue, cleaned the motor and all was well.

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1. check fluid level ---- in neutral ,not parkand at operating temp.
2.check throttle pressure cable for binding and adjustment
3.Replace Governor Pressure Sensor and a Governor Pressure Control Solenoid

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SOURCE: rough idle, backfire on acceleration

check everything you can under the hood your air intake system all of it especially make sure all clamps are tight .. and make sure all vacuum hoses are good and not cracking or broken or just loose . you might run a little fuel cleaner through a tank of gas too cleaning the engine fuel system up some. just a few ideas.. Jerry

Posted on Apr 12, 2009

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SOURCE: 1997 dodge 3.5 fast idle can not slow it down

Sounds like a vaccuum, or gasket leak. Easiest way to diagnose is to get a can of starting fluid and spay it around any vacuum hoses and intake area while it's running. Be careful! Starting fluid is extremely flammable!

If you notice an acceleration, or de-celeration while spraying the starting fluid, you should be able to pinpoint the leak.

Posted on Apr 17, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a 2000 dodge ram 1500 sport 5.9. I was

Cmp And Ckp are your cam and crank sensors. Basically whats going on is one of those sensors are malfunctioning causing the system to adjust its resources. ie the pcm guesses how fast the cam or crank is turning and adjust timing as nessessary. Pull the crank sensor and inspect for damage. do the same for cam. You may need a book for there locations. Also using a test meter, check there output signals for correct voltage. This should point you in the right direction. Hope it helps.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010

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