I just bought a 97 Ram 2500 V10 with only 78,000 miles, everything works great, smooth engine and transmission, except initial idle.
When I start the engine I have to gently press on the accelerator otherwise it will not start, I keep the RPM at 1500 for about 30-45 sec minimum, then release and the idle drops to 750.
No sputter or hesitation after that, no difference whether it is cold or hot outside.
The only thing I did so far is put in a STP engine cleaner additive, no change.
I checked all the electric, no broken or loose connections, I will post any codes later today.