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My truck stalls when i stop at lights or stop signs.

When it's warm out or when the engine is up to temp it will stall quite often when I stop at lights. doesn't seem to do it in cold weather

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    Mike Butler Mar 13, 2014

    Hi Rich Munkholm, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? Please confirm make, model, year and engine. Thanks

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    Rich Munkholm Mar 14, 2014

    1996 dodge 1500 (1/2 ton) 5.4L (318)

  • Rich Munkholm
    Rich Munkholm Mar 14, 2014

    i have jumped out the clutch switch and it make's no difference

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3 possibilites , dirty throttle body, idle air control motor or the EGR valve , either one will cause that problem

Posted on Mar 23, 2014

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SOURCE: 2000 durango 5.2 cold starts, engine stalls or rpm surging

i know this may sound stupid but if your battery is old or a little weak on this vehicle the idle air control solenoid will act speradicley hunting for were it should be and the vehicle will stall.replace battery

Posted on Feb 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Low speed stalling while engine is warm

My 1994 Caravan with the 3.0L used to stall occasionally when warm at low rpm. Several years ago I read an article on the internet on stalling and hesitation on these vehicles. The writer recommended spraying an entire can of Mopar Combustion Chamber Cleaner {available at any Dodge/Chrysler dealer} into the throttle body while the car is idling. Then shut off the motor and let it set to dissolve the carbon deposits. After a couple of hours, drive the car and try to do at least 5 full throttle starts as traffic allows - floor it, slow down, repeat. This is supposed to burn out the excess deposits and it worked for me. I use this stuff about every 6 months now, and I haven't had a problem with stalling in years. In fact at over 200,000 miles, my Caravan performs better than it did 10 years ago. A can costs around 7 bucks, so its a really cheap fix!

Posted on Feb 28, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine stalls

sounds like one of a couple things could be causing you problems first would be the fuel pump may be wearing out. these are a mechanical pump and should be producing over 35psi at the injection pump if you have a way to put a gauge on it you could check this under full throttle is when you want to watch it though. fuel gauges are quite inexpensive and are handy to have in the truck anyway. another thing i have seen cause this is the check valve on the discharge of the pump there is a spring and ball in the return line banjo fitting that holds the fuel pressure at a constant 35 psi when that gets weak it allows more fuel to return to the tank which will let it run at lower rpm's but not under full load. hope this helps

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SOURCE: 03 dodge ram 1500 hesitates and tries to stall

Grab a can of throttlebody spray cleaner, and remove I.A.C. motor (idle air control) spray it clean especially pintle (pointed end) and port (hole) in came out of. re-install & try, if better for a while then starts to do it again, replace it.

Posted on Jun 04, 2009

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SOURCE: 03 dodge ram 1500 hesitates and tries to stall

Remove IAC (idle speed control) motor, clean with throttlebody spray cleaner & the port (hole)it came out of. Re-install & try it. If it cures it for a while & does it again, replace the IAC motor.

Posted on Jun 05, 2009

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