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Truck Cuts off Only in Drive

I have a 1997 Dodge Dakota Sport. When parked and idle the truck runs greats. When I put the Truck in drive it will spudder a few seconds and cut off. I have tried this many times by just holding the brake and putting it in Drive. In reverse it spudders to but doesn't cut off.

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I have the same truck and have had the same problem, this is what fixed it,, clean the idle speed control valve and throttle body with the CRC throttle valve cleaner and disconnect the battery for 5 minutes, that should cure the problem

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