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Will not idle must stay on gas

Dakota will not idle at low speed have to stay on the gas. When rpm drops below 500 it will die

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Not sure what engine but a common cause of stalling is the IAC motor (idle air control motor). I'd grab a spray can of " throttle body cleaner", and pull IAC motor off, clean the pintle (pointed part) well & spray the port it came out of real good to & re-install & try it. If it helps for a while & starts doing it again later, replace the IAC motor.

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