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2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? #5377730 03/16/20 10:47 AM
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Yesterday I went out to start the Ram in signature, had the battery out and charged -- so it was ready to go. Started right up but unless I keep my foot on the accelerator -- wants to stall immediately. Last time I started the truck was probably first week of October and it ran fine. I dont let it get under a 1/4 tank of gas at anytime and added 2 fresh gallons of 93 octane that I purchased at Exxon and poured in the tank by hand. Truck only used for getting rid of tree/bush debris around the property and "if" we get a good amount of snow. Which in my area it snowed 2 times and 2 inches at the most both times -- so the Ram was not out this winter at all.



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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: BAJA_05] #5377737 03/16/20 11:02 AM
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Drive it. It has to relearn it's idle strategy.


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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: BAJA_05] #5377845 03/16/20 01:09 PM
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Sitting that long make sure no animals nested up in the airbox or something like that.


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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: Chris142] #5377849 03/16/20 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Chris142
Drive it. It has to relearn it's idle strategy.




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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: BAJA_05] #5377860 03/16/20 01:29 PM
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The ECM has a very slow processor back then. It will need to relearn how to idle, in addition to the IAC valve being gummed up. It will be slow to respond and may need to be removed and cleaned.


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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: BAJA_05] #5377922 03/16/20 02:48 PM
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I get my Colorado engine at operating temp and drive it another 15-20 minutes. Been doing this once a week all winter. The lowest my gas tank has reached is 3/4 full...... never lower.


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Re: 2000 Ram 4x4 wont idle?? [Re: BAJA_05] #5377998 03/16/20 05:16 PM
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My `97 Ram w/5.9 did the same thing a few years back. It needed an IAC motor.


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