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Had to charge battery then started but will not idle. They…

Had to charge battery...

Had to charge battery then started but will not idle

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the battery, particularly the terminal connections? Are they corroded?

They are not corroded

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

2002 Ram 1500 4x4 quad

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Ram 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

I live way out in the sticks and no I have only charged battery.

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

That is it at the moment

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Hello and welcome to JustAnswer!

The problem may be deeper but if this started as a result of a dead battery it's most likely happening because of lost idle air control motor memory.

If no scan tool is available to reset memory then start the engine and raise RPM's to about 2,000. Very, very slowly release the throttle, slowly enough that it takes about a minute to return to idle and release the pedal. You may need to repeat this a couple times. This will usually be enough to let it relearn idle air control motor step count without a scan tool.

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Awesome. Followed your suggestions and like magic problems solved! Many thanks to you.
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