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Vehicle not idling

I have a 96' Dodge Dakota,has been stored for over 1 1/2 yr.,jump started
battery,it will turn over and run,keeping foot on accelerator,but when re-
leasing accelerator,will not idle,where can i look for problem?

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  • bgary0119 Jul 28, 2008

    i got a 1996 Dodge Dakota it will start but will not idle.

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The pcm has lost its memory...just drive it for a while....you may have to 2 foot drive it for a while to give it a chance to relearn

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

Take it out and drive it...the proble is the pcm lost its memory and needs a chance to relearn it...you may have to 2 foot drive it for a while

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

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I beleive if you check your air idle control valve located back rear of throttle body. remove torx screws and clean or replace. it will idle.

Posted on Aug 31, 2008

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