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Old 10-16-2009, 11:54 AM
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My 2001 Dodge Ram 1500 5.9 liter engine is surging. When it is in park it's suppose to idle at 600 rpms but it'll rev up to 1200 rpms. It is never steady it'll idle anywhere for 600 rpms to 1200 rpms. Also when I'm running 60 mphs at 1900 rpms it'll shoot up to 2100 rpms for a quick second and will come right back down. If anyone has any help I'd appreciate it. Thanks.
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Check and make sure all your vacuum lines are on properly....Could be a faulty sensor too...
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My 2000 5.9L was having a rough time at idle when cold. It would start OK but 10-15 seconds later, it would start surging and idling rough. Once warmed up, the surging would stop. I changed the Throttle Position Sensor (Auto Zone for $35). That and a cleaning of the air intake and the surging went away.
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Might try cleaning the throttle plate and the bore of the throttle body ? If the check engine light is on access the codes and let us know . Tom
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