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Stalls at idle

My 2004 dodge ram 1500 5.7L hemi with automatic transmission is stalling when idling at a stop light, etc. I had had my truck in at the dealership where they performed SB18-013-05 and the problem had been fixed but now it's returned. It presently has 2 active DTC's : P0406 and P0137. I read that there is an EGR replacement covered by emissions warranty and is also accompanied by SB18-010-04. This may be the cause of the P0406 DTC but is this also what is causing the revs to drop and stall?

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  • kitkat07 Sep 30, 2008

    Took my truck to the dealership. A code was set for a vehicle speed sensor whenever stalling occurred. Mechanic followed troubleshooting procedures but found outcome to be pcm replacement. He then contacted engineering at dodge and found that there are two vehicle speed sensors which readings are taken from: one on the front left wheel and the other at the differential. When sensor on wheel was disconnected, truck would not stall. For some reason (engineering doesn't even know), engine light does not appear and truck runs well!! Thanks for your help.

  • Anonymous Feb 01, 2009

    where is the speed senor on the front left wheel 04 ram hemi all i found was abs sensors on both front wheels.

  • Anonymous Feb 19, 2009

    I hade dtcs-P0406 on my 04 ram I took the egr valve off and cleaned it got the valve moveing again but code came back up shouldnt this eliminated that?

  • Sunshine8280 Apr 26, 2009

    My trucks rpms drop below 500 when sitting at idle, then the truck dies. I can cut the ignition off, restart, and be fine until I idle again. Any clue as o how much this is going to cost me? I'm hoping there is a simple answer!



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It is the egr valve. replace for about 50 bucks. simple install. i just went through the same thing , also with the p0406 code...

Posted on Dec 27, 2008


They needed to replace my IAC module. (Idle Air Control)
covered under warranty cost me 50.00 deductible Good luck

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