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Idles bad about 2 years ago ti replaced the heads on my 2001 dodge ram 1500 5.9l and i took it to moss brothers dodge.when i got it back the air fillter case was off,it took me a while to figer what it was,i put it back on...for about a year in a half now the truck idles really bad,at first it was only when the truck was cold then it started to get worse,it dose it all the time,a couple times at a red light it was vibrating bad and the rpm gage was under the half line befor 1000 rpm and sounded like it was running out of gas but i had a half tank i thought it was going to stall...i was thinking it was mabe the computer got messed up from the air fillter being off for about a week idk...also i cant even floor it any more because it pops in in out of gear badly but thats probrobly for the trasmission,idk what to replace,and i dont want to wast my money at a shop replaceing somthing i dont need

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Not knowing anything about your vehicle, I can only advise the symtoms. Rough idle can be 1 of 2 things. More then likley it's the Air/Fuel temp sensor and this should be on the Air filter case. Since you said the case was off the wires cold have been damaged or the sensor could have damaged. This would also give bad perfomance. Second could be Map sensor or mass airflow. They do the same thing but are located in diffrent places. If it's the Mass Air Flow it will be in the ducting from the Air Case to the Intake. This would cause bad idle and even dieing. You prob wouldn't get far if this were the case. I am leaning more twards the first one. (Air/temp sensor.)

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