Motor won't idle, what do I need to look for or change? I am not a robot

Asked by Oct 18, 2015 at 03:02 PM about the 1998 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Truck was partially submerged in water. Water got into the trans fluid some
how and the motor runs good, but won't idle. any suggestions?

4 Answers

"Partially" submerged does not tell us how badly. If water got in to transmission, that indicates it was pretty well flooded, the trans is sealed and I for one am surprised it even starts. Was the water up to floorboards and got in cab? But a 1998 ... what engine? Does it have a distributor? We can probably figure this out

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And out of sheer curiosity what do you say you are not a robot?

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David, the 'robot' part might be the new security system the site has to keep unwanted Spam out. Somehow it got added to the question.

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Gotcha Tom. Thanks, The movies....eh?

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