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Idles ok then idles down to 400 then dies unless I rev it up, then when driving it does fine except wont rev over 2700 -, if I just stop at a sign, it may idle down and die, I have to "gas it a bit" to start, i replaced the TPS and ICV, no changes

Mechanic's Assistant: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?

I dont drive much, 4-5 times a month - 30 - 45 monutes each time , yes I think is using more gas, but now I have to pump the pedal a bit to start it

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Dodge?

2001, Dakota, 4.7, 249000 miles, no problems until recently

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Dakota yourself? What have you tried so far?

Yes, TPS, ICV,

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I disconnected what I thought was the four wheel drive (clip on electrical part) from the transmission, but I reconnected it

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Hi, welcome to JustAnswer!. My name is Ed.

Let's start by pulling codes, something you can do without a scan tool. If you can scan it... great! If not, read on.

Hop in the truck.

Roll the ignition key from off to on three times (without cranking or starting), then leave it ON.

Watch the odometer window in your instrument cluster for a change from miles/ km display to code-read.

Codes will be displayed in P-code format - P followed by four numerals (ex. P0123).

Write 'em down, shoot 'em back.

Talk shortly,

Ed

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