why does my dodge ram keep shutting off.. only stays on when i have foot on gas peddal

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Asked by Jun 17, 2013 at 08:01 PM about the 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

my 2002 Dodge Ram keeps turning off when i turn it on it only stays on for a little then
shuts off.. only stays on when i have my foot on the gas pedal. i replaced the PCM with a
brand new one from the dealer and still shuts off.. any helpful ideas that it might be?

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the throttle position sensor would be my first guess~

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this only makes sense (the reading of the OBD-II codes be damned)~

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thanks i will check that out

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Check the IAC unit, I've seen these bind up and not set a code.

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e g r stuck, or most likely air control valve motor sluggish stuck open like unplugging a large vac. hose, or maybe it is a hose off its nub! vac. gauge is a good tool!

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kept shutting off on me out of the blue, i thought it was going to be something serious like the computer BUT ALL IT WAS WAS A Ignition Switch. I bought one from autozone the receipt number says LS1259. Hope this helps

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