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2003 dodge ram hemi throttle control problem

When i drive randomly the throttle control light flashed truch feels like it down shifts and rives ruff and does it till i turn the truck off and then its fine till it does it again later on happens just randomly. Also in the morning when i start the truck it runs ruff and sometimes kills but its in the morning for some reason ? Any help i would appreciate it

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Try getting some throttle body cleaner from you parts store, and give your throttle body a good cleaning. I just did that my self, after taking off the air filter unit off and the "HEMI" box (sorry i don't know what that's called) you will have good access to your throttle body. With the engine off, prop open the throttle body with a wedge, and you will see it black. When you spray the cleaner it will desovle right away, if not a soft brush maybe a old toothbrush and srcub. Also spray the air box, tube, and "HEMI" box. When you start it again it will run a little wierd but let it run for a couple minutes, turn it off then restart. Should be good as new.

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