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99 dodge 1500 will not idle after jump start

The battery was dead in my truck and when I jump started it it will not idle. as long as I push the throttle it will run. it sat for 2 weeks before I tried to start it.

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  • Anonymous Feb 26, 2009

    I have the same problem. My battery is discharging for some reason and after charging it yesterday for an hour it started but would not idle without holding the accelerator down until it the engine warmed up. This has been the second or third time for this. Dont know why.

  • shot93 Feb 27, 2009

    This is actually my son's truck. ( he does not have his license yet)

    so I drive it from time to time. I have a friend who has almost the same truck, and he said it is the battery.



    Thanks

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The Dodge loses it idle calibration with a dead battery, after restart, try to keep it running, driving it a few minutes may help. It has to re-learn it's idle. But, you do have a battery or a battery drain problem also.

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I had hte same problem wiht my 95 it sat for two months and it did this either youhave a couple of dead cells in your battery or you alterator could be going bad wither that or a nasty combination of them both

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  • teenmec Feb 27, 2009

    yea like i said if it's that then it would most likely be the alterator doesent run well cold witch is a sighn that it is going to die soon so try taking it to auto zone or something and have it checked

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