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2002 dodge ram 1500 5.9l gas, every cold weather(teens). all of a sudden it will not idle, have to stay over 1000rpm to keep running or it will die. Suggestion

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

No more than the norm battery was low so I charged it. Now starts ok.

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

Depends how deep repair my be, have only charged battery

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

That all

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Dodge Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 3 months ago

Seeing that this only happens when t you said, this would mean that the fuel you are using is not very good. You may need to add some fuel deicer to the fuel tank and possibly clean the throttle body as well.

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Dodge Mechanic: rpmdiag, Tech and Instructor replied 3 months ago

Did you have any more questions for me at this time?

Thanks again, Ron

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Thanks again and please remember to rate me 5 stars now
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