Dodge Repair Questions? Ask a Mechanic for Answers ASAP
I've seen this model of Ram develop a flat spot in the throttle position sensor. Sometimes the flat spot will be so wide that the vehicle will even stall out while driving and the driver has to turn the truck off and then restart it before it will run correctly again. This is usually followed by a check engine light and throttle position code. Does your vehicle have the check engine light on?
It's a very common problem on this year of truck. If it seems to clear up when you mash on the pedal I would say that it is the most likely cause.
You can test it if you have a multimeter or a good scan tool.
It should be between 0.5 volts and 1.0 volt at closed throttle and should increase as the throttle is opened. If there is a spot where the voltage jumps around then you know it has internal fault.
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Did you replace the MAP sensor as well? Typically you want to replace them together since they work in correlation. I was going to mention this but I hadn't heard back from you and the question is timing out.
After replacing both you will want to disconnect the battery and clear the adaptives from the computer's memory before driving it or it will likely still act up.
I didn't tell you because I didn't know you were going to replace the throttle position sensor. I though you were going to test it first, that's why I told you how to perform the test. Then when I didn't hear back from you I thought you gave up.
They work in correlation. If one goes bad and you replace it, the other (which is now 12 years old) can't keep up. Normally you would test it to make sure first. It''s really hard to say if it was the cause of the problem at this point, but if the position sensor is new and the MAP is old, it's not going to run normally.
Dodges are so sensitive when it comes to electronic parts.
You pull both battery cables and then hold them together for about 1 minute. Then hook them back up to the battery like normal.
This will clear all of the memory modules and will make them relearn throttle position, fuel trims, and shift points based on your driving habits.
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