Question about 1997 Dodge Ram 1500 Club Cab

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Come to stop truck wont idle it shutts off

When i come to a stop sign or light my idle drops to 2000rpm and wont stay idling stalls out

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That's a very high rpm for an idle! It should be between 700 to 9oo rpm. This truck needs a tune up, at least!

Posted on Jan 21, 2013

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Hi Monkeypaint!
I assume you have power brakes and I gather that it idles properly at times, but dies when the brakes are applied. This sound like a leaking power brake assist vacuum line or diaphram. You can verify this by locating the big vacuum hose connecting the intake manifold to the assist diaphram. This will be about an inch in diameter connected to the round item behind the brake master cylinder next to the firewall.

  1. Disconnect the line at the intake manifold end, and plug the vacuum port on the manifold with a tapered rubber stopper or cap.
  2. Being aware that you now do NOT have power assist to the brakes (requiring CONSIDERABLY more pedal pressure to stop!!!), see if the problem goes away. If it does, you have narrowed it down to the assist diaphram or the hose. If it still persists, it is an engine tuning/control issue, not related to brakes.
  3. Do determine whether it is the vacuum hose or the cannister, remove the previously installed cap/plug, reinstall the hose to the intake manifold, disconnect it from the diaphram and plug/cap the hose at that end. Repeat step three... if the problem returns, the hose is leaking and should be replaced... If the problem still goes away, the Power Brake Assist Diaphram Cannister is leaking excessively and should be replaced.
  • ***ALSO*** Any other vacuum lines leaking can lower the manifold vacuum to a threshold level where the load of power brake assist actuation crosses the line for adequate vacuum to idle*** So check all vacuum lines underhood, looking for a pronounced hissing at vacuum leaks. A manifold vacuum gauge is a relatively inexpensive diagnostic tool that could also be useful.
Well, hope this helps, and good luck! Don't forget to rate this answer!
Thanks!
-WB

Posted on Jun 15, 2008

SOURCE: stalls at idle

they needed to replace my IAC module. (Idle Air Control)
covered under warranty cost me 50.00 deductible Good luck

Posted on Sep 01, 2008

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its not the fuel filter sounds more like a bad ais motor

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SOURCE: 88 dodge dakota has rough idle and stalls at slow down.

Change/thoroughly clean the idle control solenoid. It may be sticking and causing rough idling.
Cleaning it is unlikely to be more than a short-term solution.

Posted on Jan 07, 2009

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SOURCE: Rough low idle in gear when stopped at a light.

probable vacuum leak query brake booster

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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