My truck will start but die instantly any ideas?

Asked by Mar 15, 2017 at 05:34 PM about the 1997 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Stays running if my foot is on the gas but
as soon as I take my foot off it dies.

2 Answers


IAC controls air while at idle so it may be bad or need cleaned. Use throttle body cleaner and small brush set (nylon) and a new gasket, May as-well do the throttle body too, same deal & use a new gasket.


Otherwise cleaning does not help, can test it (IAC) I do not have the procedure in front of me (takes voltmeter).

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