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Old 12-06-2013, 11:22 AM
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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.

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I'm guessing no codes were present? Try running some Seafoam through the tank and also through the intake. You may have a fuel pressure regulator going bad.
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Sorry for the delayed response, (NO CODES) with -15F all is on hold, here are my best leads I found online......

Idle air control motor. back of throttle body, get a new one.

most likely the IAC motor is blocked up with grime. Could try cleaning it up a bit while you await the new one.

How to Clean the IAC on a Dodge V10

Read more: http://www.ehow.com/how_7568041_clea...#ixzz2n3jQKPFl


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