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Old 08-28-2010, 01:16 PM
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Hi there,
would be grateful for advice on this topic. Vehicle is a Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 V8 magnum (2005 model). Idle speed was really erratic, 600-1800rpm and cutting out at times. Whilst driving there was an audible "clunk" from the transmission on downchange whilst braking. Very worrying! Changed the TPS and the idle speed is now constant at 600rpm. Also checked for vacuum leaks but all seemed Ok in that respect. The transmission problem also (hopefully) seems to be resolved....I hope this is the case,and the problems were related. Does anyone know if these problems are related,and the transmissions downchanges were noisy due to the engine speed being out of sync.? I am hoping this is the case and the transmission is OK,just the TPS was causing a glitch. Thanks for any info. about this.
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Hey! Thanks for the advice,have done this and await answers.
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Welcome to the forum.

I don't believe the idle issue and the transmission clunk are related. You will get some clunk when shifting from Park and Reverse to D. But I would get under the truck and, while it is Park, at the rear differential end rotate the driveshaft and observe the u-joints. Try to measure the amount of movement.

Also do the same thing at the transmission yoke/u-joint.
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you! I'm not much help on this one, either, but looks like Michael has some good advice, so hopefully the knowledgeable folks on here can help you get it figured out! In the meantime, lots of great people and info here, so feel free to look around and join the conversation and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Hi Michael,
thanks for the tip! Did this and there is no discernible movement on the propshaft at either end, so I guess the yolks are OK. However it was worth checking that option out.
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I don't know diesels. However, given the age of the truck, when was the last time the tranny filter was changed the ALL the fluid flushed?
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Hi Rootbeer,
I dont know.....I haven't done it and cant find when to do this in the handbook under maintenance. Sounds like this should be done now.I know I have no leaks on the tranny fluid. Thanks for your advice,will do this ASAP!
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I dont know.....I haven't done it and cant find when to do this in the handbook under maintenance. Sounds like this should be done now.I know I have no leaks on the tranny fluid. Thanks for your advice,will do this ASAP!
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Forget my comment on the diesel, looked at the wrong post.
So, this brings up another question, have you cleaned the throttle body? Can of brake cleaner, toothbrush and a little elbow grease.

As for the tranny fluid, what color is it? What does it smell like?
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