Engine Idle Fluctuation -what can cause this?

Asked by Jul 01, 2010 at 10:40 AM about the Dodge Dakota

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Can bad gas cause your rpms to flucuate? say from 700 to 1200 and then back down to 700 repeatedly? What are other possible causes?  

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on my 96 ram 1500 w/360 i had a bad idle air control valve and a bad TPS once i replaced those things i had no issues, but yes bad gas could also cause that

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