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Old 04-16-2012, 01:21 PM
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Default Hi Y'all from KY. 2001 Ram Idle problems

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I have searched the posts and found some things that are interesting but wanted to explain my situation. My 2001 2500 4x4 5.9l witn 109k miles runs great except for now wanting to idle most of the time. I just bought the truck and it ran fine until I left the dome/cargo light on and ran the battery down COMPLETELY. After charging it back up it would not start. I cranked it quite a few times and finally hit the accelerator peddle once and it fired up but now won't idle. I cleaned the TB and removed the IAC motor and found a little carbon build up and cleaned it. Still won't idle without some accelerator peddle. Haven't checked the fuel pressure. It is not throwing any codes related to the TPS or IAC. The cat has been removed and duals added so it does throw O2 codes P0132 ND P0135. These were present when it would idle OK. I have looked for vacuum leaks and so far haven't found any. Now I am looking for any ideas you old time Dodge guys may have. Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-16-2012, 04:13 PM
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You might try disconnecting the battery cable and leaving it off for about 30minutes and re-connect. When you recharge a completely dead battery, often the computer(s) start up at an improper voltage and have issues. This full reset may help. At least it doesn't cost anything and will rule out that possibility.

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Hello and welcome to the forum......We are glad to have you here......Do you have any pics of your truck......If there is anything that we can do to assist you please ask...

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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Sounds like a nice truck, any pics you can share? We'd love to see your ride in the gallery! I agree with Brad, good place to start is resetting the computer since it seems the problems started after the battery drained completely. Good luck and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Thanks Brad but that didn't do it. I will be changing the IAC sometime this week. Hopefully that will do it.
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Replaced the IAC unit and all is well with the idle.
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