engine wont start the first time its always the 2nd time and then it starts

Asked by Dec 30, 2014 at 06:02 PM about the 1999 Dodge Ram 1500 4 Dr Laramie SLT Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

its was cold 2day and now it doesn't want to stay idling need to keep the rpms up did discover that when I rev up to 3500 then take foot off the gas it then stays idling

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Dodge's are known for failures in the idle speed control, take it off, make sure the passages are clean on both the ports and the valve, also check the throttle plate, it should be clean also, reinstall and see if that helps, sometimes it does, sometimes it don't, replacement is usually the best fix.

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