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I have a friend with an 05 durango. I don't know which engine but I know it is a V8 but not a hemi.

There is a light on the dash which the manual says is an emissions malfuntion light.
The truck will idle high then drop a few times then die and not start again for a while.

What could be causing this? I am trying to help this guy out with this one.
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I have a friend with an 05 durango. I don't know which engine but I know it is a V8 but not a hemi.

There is a light on the dash which the manual says is an emissions malfuntion light.
The truck will idle high then drop a few times then die and not start again for a while.

What could be causing this? I am trying to help this guy out with this one.
My bet is he has the 4.7L and it is the IAC or TPS
Id replace the TPS first (Trottle Position Sensor)
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also if it will run/drive, get it to autozone or oriellys and have them to do a code scan to see whats showing up unless you can get the codes with the key/dash light sequence.
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My bet is he has the 4.7L and it is the IAC or TPS
Id replace the TPS first (Trottle Position Sensor)
Throwing parts at one without so much as first pulling codes is foolish. A failure of either of these parts isn't likely to result in a no start condition.
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The engine is a 4.7. I've never heard of anything called an emissions malfunction light. Malfunction Indicator Light, perhaps? If this is illuminated, it indicates codes are stored in the PCM that need to be checked.
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I didn't know if you could read codes without the actual CEL on. I told him to go get the thing read so maybe we will have an answer soon. He works an odd schedule so I am going to try to catch up with him later in the week. He has had his driving handles and such installed and that could be messing with something since they weren't "professionally" done.
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The light will go out after 3 complete, fault free drive cycles but the codes will remain stored until 40 cycles are complete without the code popping back up. Can't say I'm familiar with "driving handles".
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The handles...He is pretty much without the use of his legs, so he drives with the handle. I don't know the real name of them and am not smart enough to look it up...LOL!!! I get what you are saying about the codes, I will get them read and see what I can find. Thanks!!!
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Oh, handicap hand controls. Unless something was damaged during the install, such as pinching a wire, I really don't see that being an issue.
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There are possible wires under the floormat where the controls are mounted that may have gotten damaged if someone who is not real familiar with the vehicle installed them, Try the codes first, them back track to when the problem started.
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