1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Q&A
1997 Dodge Ram Van 2500 Question: I have a 1997 Dodge Ram 2500 V8 Van. It cuts off soon as I take foot off pedal.
Just brought it. Has 85000 miles in excellent condition. Crank up great but will cut off when I take foot off pedal. Does good for awhile driving. Just when stopping it cuts off. Will crank back up good but have to quickly hit pedal B4 it cuts off again. What must I do...Vehicle sat up for 16 months without going anywhere prior to me buying it. - Peeman
diagnose and inform - your.mechanic
poss dirty thottle body or idle air control is not working. test idle air control valve - globalhelper
Check fuel pressure first. This will put you in the right direction. If fuel pressure is too low, you may need to check fuel filter. Full Diagnostics needed past that so as not to throw parts at the truck blindly. Let us know if we can help further. - winrservicesauto
Is the battery in top shape because a battery that's on the way out can make it appear that electrical components are faulty .I have Dodge Ram too and when I had the same problem I took the air control motor out and cleaned it, but the battery was past its 3yr. life expectancy.After replacing the battery I wonder if that was the problem was a all along.Because the radio is so much brighter now.Before diagnosing anything it makes a lot of sense to have the battery load-tested or replace it, if it is near it's 3yr.end of life.The p.c.m. needs 5volts to function and everything is controlled by the p.c.m. - frankie don