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Old 01-20-2011, 05:19 PM
firedog318 firedog318 is offline
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Vehicle: 1998 Dodge Ram
Trim Level: Sports/SLT
Color: Black
Engine: 1998-2001 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 245hp(standard), 250hp(Sport package)
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Question Excessive Throttle Body Noise

I've had a high engine idle, around 1500, and very loud air noise for a while. After I took it in I was told I needed an intake manifold gasket.

Had a buddy check it out and confirm the needed gasket - he also tightened the bolts down as they were loose.

After the bolts were tightened, the engine now hovers at about 1100 when idling. That obviously helped the idle issue some but did nothing for the noise.

I thought for a while the noise was because of the K&N air filter kit I have. There is a loud sucking noise at the filter itself, but even with it removed there is a distinctly different, loud noise coming from the throttle body area. By the way it sounds, my guess is some type of air flow issue, missing parts, something stuck in an open position or along those lines....I don't know anything about throttle bodies and how they interact with the engine so my guess is a shot in the dark for sure, but that how it sounds anyway.

Any ideas as to what the issue could be? Or is this normal?

Thanks in advance!

Truck specs: 1998, V8, 5.9 L, 250 hp, sports & tow package
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