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My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 360 Magnum stalls and bucks for the first 15 minutes of driving and then it eventually goes away when it is warmed up. Had recent tune-up and still stalls. It also kicks out my overdrive light back into overdirve, so I push the button on the column shift, then the engine buckes for a second or two, and the tranny kicks back into overdrive. Like I said, this goes on for at least 15 minutes or so beofr she warms up and then no problems. Also no codes, just the engine will flash on and off when she goes through her stalling process.

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I had the exact same problem with my 97 dodge ram 1500 318. I did a full tune up and still did the same thing so i took it to autozone and had them put it on the computer (its free) said it was misfiring in 4 cylinders so i did a full tune up plugs, wires,rotor and distrubitor cap, after that i disconected the battery to reset the computer and after i hooked the battery back up the engine light stoped comming on but it would still buck and shake when i got the truck up to about 45-50 mph and the OD kicked in so i took out all 8 fuel injecters (real easy to do) and 2 of the injecters were completely clogged up. So what i did was i used a pick to clean out most of the dirt/rust from the top of the injecters then used 2 wires hooked them to the injecter and then to the battery to open the injecter up (if the injecter is still good you will hear a little pop sound when it opens up) then use a sprey cleaner and sprey into the bottom of the injecter not the top so it puches everything out the top. i this for all 8 injecters and reinstalled them and after that no more bucking no more shaking and alot more horsepower.

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