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sprinkles08, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep master tech
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  ASE Master and Advanced Certified, Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep Master Certified, Trans and Hybrid Specialist
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Engine will just die, starts right back up but will die

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engine will just die, starts right back up but will die again does this whenever you let up on the gas
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: not much worse mileage starts right back up
JA: What is the model/year of your Dodge?
Customer: 2001 ram 1500 5.2
JA: Are you hoping to fix this yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: dealer thinks it is the PCM wants 800 for new one
JA: Anything else you think the mechanic should know?
Customer: just had complete turn up 300 miles before this started happening ran great
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Dodge
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Will not pay the additional $28 Thanks but no thanks
Expert:  sprinkles08 replied 1 year ago.

Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

If the engine runs ok but will not idle then the problem is most likely related to the idle air control motor. This is what lets air into the engine when the throttle is closed. It's possible that they found the IAC drivers in the PCM have failed.

Are any fault codes setting?