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Old 04-15-2013, 09:15 AM
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Default Dead Pedal

I'm experiencing a dead throttle after cruising for a couple of minutes at around 50mph. I'll try to accelerate and nothing happens. If I push the pedal to the floor, the trans will kick down and I'll accelerate. Also, when I experience the dead pedal, if I let up and then push the pedal, it will accelerate. I'm experiencing no codes but I think the apps (TPS) may be the culprit. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-13-2013, 06:58 PM
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You need to check for codes by cycling the ignition switch on and off three times. It sounds like your injector pump (VP44) is failing. I had this happen with our '01 5 speed truck. Dead pedal is usually the first sign. When you get your code or codes in the odometer window, google search them.

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Old 08-14-2014, 07:18 PM
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Anyone have a dead pedal on their 2014? Im not expecting great response like my mustang but on the initial push (up to 1/2 to 1 inch of depression) nothing happens..? The ford fusion rental car I drove last week was better than my truck.. any ideas/help? Cant find a thread about it. Thanks!
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Old 09-14-2014, 10:22 AM
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My 2014 Ram 3500 is terrible with a dead pedal issue. I take off to make left turns and have to make sure I have a lot of room. Almost been hit a couple times and I started out with plenty of room to make the turn. Getting very frustrated. Any suggestions? Hoping they come out with some software upgrades. Personally I think they may have given all that torque and power but maybe did not engineer the mechanicals to be able to handle it so have to feed it to you slowly. Trying to trade to a Ford. I need power and am all Mopar but this is getting frustrating.
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Old 01-15-2015, 01:55 PM
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I had problems with dead pedal. Replace the TPS and had to replace the ECM also. $2,000 later its all good.
Check your codes and you'll get the info you need
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