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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES: stalls..EGR valve, Cam..fuel filter

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1996 Dodge Intrepid ES stalls intermttently normally duirng slowing down or coasting.
Have replaced the following already:
MAP sensor, EGR valve, Cam and Crank sensors, plugs-wires coil pack, fuel filter and fuel pump.
Has 150,000 miles.

Vacuum is good as is fuel rail pressure.
No error codes found.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  AutoDoc replied 8 years ago.


It sounds like you may have lost your idle adaptives - to do the relearn, you will need access to a good generic scanner or DRB from Chrysler which allows you to relearn the adaptives - First, clean your throttle body plate - next, hook up the scanner and there will be test fuctions to relearn minimum TPS position and minimum idle speed - with the key on, reset both (or have the dealer perform it) - it will idle poorly at first, but will then smooth out as it relearns it's minimum idle speed. Thanks, Dave.

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Dave would disconnecting the battery orPCM cause these setting to reset? I ahve agood scanner but jut reads functions and the DRB tool from Chrysler is just to costly. Is there a scanner you know that would do tis?
Expert:  AutoDoc replied 8 years ago.

If you disconnect the battery for about 30 minutes, the adaptives should reset themselves, but it takes a little while for the relearn to occur - ususally between 50-100 miles. You should be able to take it to any Chrysler dealer or reputable repair shop and have it reset - it shouldn't be too costly - but, try the battery disconnect first after cleaning the throttle plate then drive it and see if it cures your condition. Dave.

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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Dave thanks I will try that.