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Old 11-11-2010, 01:32 AM
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Default High Idle RPM, and (maybe) tranny problems?

I have a 2001 Ram 1500 4x4 5.9 quad cab with 148,000 on it and about 4 months ago I noticed that it was idling at 1200 RPM, when it usually idles at 600. This happens even when it's in drive and my foot isn't on the gas. It goes back to normal after the engine gets warm, so I don't know what the problem is or how serious it may be.
I bought it in June 2009 and by that November first gear had started making a whirring or whining sound coming off the line, and the whole truck shakes when it shifts sometimes. A mechanic friend thinks it's on its second or third tranny already, so I'm hoping these aren't signs that I need a new one.
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Any codes stored in the PCM? Have you cleaned out the throttle body and IAC motor/passages and let the truck relearn the idle strategy? You should also check for vacuum leaks when the engine is cold and idling high.
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Default Thanks, and a new problem

Thanks for the reply, but I pretty much have no idea how to do any of that. Are those things I can do myself? Also, now when it idles funny it will rev from 600 to 1200 and back until I turn it off.
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