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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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The engine surges at idle and during driving, at an idle at

Customer Question

The engine surges at idle and during driving, at an idle at 600 rpm it will occasionally surge up to 1200 rpm. This also happens some during driving.
JA: How many miles are on the car? What size is the engine?
Customer: It is a 2001 1500 Ram w/ 195,000 miles and a 5.8 engine.
JA: Are you fixing your 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: Have done nothing yet, not sure where to start.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No that is all I have but I have to leave for a while, back in a couple of hours.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

Hello and welcome!

My name isCustomerand I can assist you with your question.

Expert:  Amedee replied 2 months ago.

I am very sorry your having this issue with your vehicle.

I will try my best to answer all of your questions.

However, before we get started, please let me mention a few things.

1. If at any point you would like to speak on the phone, please feel free to request a phone call on your end and I can call you right away.

2. If you dont understand any technical terms or anything that I mention (component tests or theory or operation), please let me know and I will provide you with a more in debt explanation or answer.

3. Please understand that I am here to help you any way I can.

Is the check engine light on?

Are there any codes in the computer?

Would you like me to list some possible causes?