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All right guys, my 98 durango, 5.2, runs great , no misses, power as good as ever, but, once it has warmed up it will stall if you let your foot completely off the Gas pedal, just goes right down to zero on the tach, does not studder , jerk, nothing, gas milage has not changed, you can lightly keep your foot on the pedal and it will not stall, just fluxuates up and down, eventually it will settle out and will not die, unless that is, you have the air on then it sometimes will stall no matter how long you sit and hold the pedal at 700-800 RPM, I have run fuel injector cleaner thrue it, changed the throttle postion sensor, changed the plugs, no change, code reader not any help, not showing any codes, could this just be a vaccum issue cause some times the throttle will kick in as the motor gets down to around 4-500 RPM and bring it up to a normal idle. Any suggestions would be great, thanks Larry :mad:  
 

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girthman said:
All right guys, my 98 durango, 5.2, runs great , no misses, power as good as ever, but, once it has warmed up it will stall if you let your foot completely off the Gas pedal, just goes right down to zero on the tach, does not studder , jerk, nothing, gas milage has not changed, you can lightly keep your foot on the pedal and it will not stall, just fluxuates up and down, eventually it will settle out and will not die, unless that is, you have the air on then it sometimes will stall no matter how long you sit and hold the pedal at 700-800 RPM, I have run fuel injector cleaner thrue it, changed the throttle postion sensor, changed the plugs, no change, code reader not any help, not showing any codes, could this just be a vaccum issue cause some times the throttle will kick in as the motor gets down to around 4-500 RPM and bring it up to a normal idle. Any suggestions would be great, thanks Larry :mad:
We had this same problem with our 2000 Durango, turned out the battery was failing and wasnt putting out the suport power needed to run all the systems. installed a fully charged new batery ( optima red top) and it never did it again.
 

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i have removed the throttle body and cleaned it spotless,sometimes it works.as far as the battery goes,a voltmeter on a cold battery (not run for a while -like overnight) and testing the voltage should be above 12 volts.a weak battery will screw with the adaptive memory in the computer and idle quality is probably the first thing to go.last more expensive option is an internal intake/vacum leak.there is a test for it,but i dont exactly recall the procedure for it.
 

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Vehicle Application: 1998 Dodge Durango 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.0L, Vin S, Eng Cfg L6
2001 Jeep Cherokee 4.0L 

Customer Concern: The engine starts and stalls. No trouble codes. The engine will stay running if the accelerator pedal is held above idle. 
Tests/Procedures: 1. Clean the throttle body.

2. Run the minimum airflow test on the scan tool and verify the base idle speed is 500-600 RPM. Adjust if needed.

3. After doing the above steps, use the scan tool and perform the "Clear All Adaptives " function. 
Potential Causes: Base Idle Speed
Dirty Throttle Body

Tech Tips: A weak battery will cause the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) to lose track of the Automatic Idle Speed (AIS) steps. 
Diagnostic Codes: None 
 
Average Reported Mileage: 117500 



Confirmed Fix Summary   

Confirmed Fix 6 -  Battery
6 -  Throttle Body
1 -  Battery Terminal Connectors, Idle Air Control (IAC), Throttle Body
1 -  Battery Terminal Connectors
1 -  Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
1 -  Throttle Body Bore



Confirmed Fix Details   

Tech  Reported Fix Details  Confirmed Fix

February 18, 2008  1998 Dodge Durango, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8
Battery
- Replaced battery. Battery 

January 14, 2008  1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Battery
- Weak battery caused it Battery 

April 15, 2008  1997 Dodge B1500, Sportsman 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Battery
- Recharged the battery. Battery 

February 03, 2010  2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Laredo 4.0L, Vin S, Eng Cfg L6 *
Replaced Battery
- battery weak  Battery 

August 06, 2007  2001 Jeep Wrangler, 4.0L, Vin S, Eng Cfg L6 *
Battery
- battery was bad! Battery 

January 27, 2007  2001 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L *
Battery
- bad battery Battery 

June 20, 2008  2001 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- CLEANED THROTTLE BODY, REPLACED CLOGGED AIR FILTER AND CLEANED BATTERY CONNECTIONS. ALL THIS FIXED THE STALLING PROBLEM AT STOPS. . Throttle Body 
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September 22, 2009  2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Laredo 4.0L, Vin S, Eng Cfg L6 *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- throttle body very dirty, cleaned tb & reset adaptives, all ok now. Throttle Body
September 22, 2008  1998 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- Extremely dirty throttle body, Gasn tank almost empty. Throttle Body 

June 19, 2009  2001 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- cleaned throttle body, adjusted throttle stop screw Throttle Body 

April 18, 2007  2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Laredo 4.0L, Vin S, Eng Cfg L6 *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- Confirmed fix cleaned throttle inlet Throttle Body 

October 29, 2008  2001 Jeep Cherokee, 4.0L *
Cleaned Throttle Body
- cleanes throttle body Throttle Body 

May 05, 2009  1998 Dodge Durango, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8
Tightened Battery Terminal Connectors
- loose battery cables. Battery Terminal Connectors 

November 26, 2009  2000 Dodge Ram 1500 Van, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Cleaned Battery Terminal Connectors
Replaced Idle Air Control (IAC)
Cleaned Throttle Body
- Replaced IAC valve, cleaned throttle body and cleaned battery terminals. Battery Terminal Connectors, Idle Air Control (IAC), Throttle Body 

August 20, 2009  1999 Dodge Durango, 5.2L, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Replaced Powertrain Control Module (PCM)
- replaced computer Powertrain Control Module (PCM) 

July 07, 2009  1997 Dodge Ram 1500, 5.2L, GAS, Vin Y, Eng Cfg V8 *
Cleaned Throttle Body Bore
- throttle body Throttle Body Bore 


 

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ok our 4.7 mitsushitssu powered 03 durango just started this random idle thing too as soon as you pull up to a light with the air/vent on or after like 4-5 minutes of idling with out. so its not too stupid yet. another week till I can do anything about the battery I'll go out and check the cables tomorrow morning I forgot to check after taking it in for inspection if they left any thing loose.
 

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Hay Earl you hit it dead on, Idle air control valve locked up with crud, changed it out and truck idles like new, thanks to ALL that gave your input, you all make it so much easier for the loly shade tree mechanic to getter done ! I changed out the valve after checking the battery and connections with no change with even a new battery, Thanks again to all ! Larry
 

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glad you got it fixed  ;D
 

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girthman said:
Hay Earl you hit it dead on, Idle air control valve locked up with crud, changed it out and truck idles like new, thanks to ALL that gave your input, you all make it so much easier for the loly shade tree mechanic to getter done ! I changed out the valve after checking the battery and connections with no change with even a new battery, Thanks again to all ! Larry
yea most of the time thats what is wrong if its not the battery,glad u got it going
 
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