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Old 06-02-2011, 06:24 PM
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Default Need help, 96 Dodge ram 1500 stalls when I stop...

My 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 5.2L just started stalling out 2 days ago. It stalls sometimes when I stop. It does not sputter or idle funny, it just goes dead, and always fires right back up. Anyone have experience with this issue? Maybe a sensor? Fuel pump?
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:02 PM
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Welcome to DF. Before doing anything else, please read this.

I am thinking the IAC or TPS would be the first things I'd check.

I will move this to the 2nd Generation Ram section for you, get you some help. (1994-2001 Ram trucks)
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Old 06-02-2011, 08:23 PM
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So either the Idle Air Control Valve or the Throttle Position Sensor? Those will cause it to stall upon stopping? Are they both easy to access and change?
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I just picked up a new IAC, gonna replace it in a few hours. Will uodate on if it solves the issue.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:15 PM
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Make sure you clean everything before installing and it should fix you right up.
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Make sure you clean everything before installing and it should fix you right up.
Will do, the IAC is located near the air filter, on the driver side of the engine correct? Somewhat towards the back.
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Old 06-02-2011, 10:51 PM
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It's on the rear of the throttle body. The TPS is on the driver side.

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Dang, I made that too big. Well at least you will be able to read it. lol
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Philips head screwdriver?
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If remember right it is a torx bit. I will go check in a min. A mirror and light are your best friends on this one.

EDIT: A little too dark out for me to see well. I believe it is a T-25 torx bit.
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If remember right it is a torx bit. I will go check in a min. A mirror and light are your best friends on this one.

EDIT: A little too dark out for me to see well. I believe it is a T-25 torx bit.
I got it in, you were right it was a torx 25. I have to drive it here in a bit will let you guys know. Thanks for all the help.
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In a pinch, you can also make a small flat blade (or "common") screwdriver work in there as well. They aren't supposed be very tight, just snug.
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Well it just died on me again...
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Old 06-03-2011, 01:27 PM
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I don't think it's fuel going of the info that it runs normally otherwise. My old 97 Ram did the same thing twice though. IAC fixed it, the other time it happened on it was corroded battery terminals, of all things. You could try cleaning them if they are corroded. Someone else suggested the TPS but I don't think that would do it. At idle the throttle plate is closed and the TPS is sending base reference voltage to the ECM. Did you clean the passage in the TB before installing the IAC? Carbon buildup will block that passageway off and cause the issue.
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If remember right it is a torx bit. I will go check in a min. A mirror and light are your best friends on this one.

EDIT: A little too dark out for me to see well. I believe it is a T-25 torx bit.

Yep, cleaned it out before putting new one in, will check battery connection.

Just cleaned battery connections, they had a bit of buildup on them so hopefully that helps, will update later.

Could it be an oxygen sensor or something?

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Could be an oxygen sensor, but usually they'll show other symptoms at idle, not just random shut downs.

How old is the battery?
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The battery looks really old, but someone told me the battery wont cause it to stall?
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On the dodges, it might. Yep, our trucks are just odd. A weak battery will give you performance issues. Easy enough to test though, just drive to your local neighborhood parts store, and have them test the battery, and the charging system. (and the starter too, if you are concerned.)
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how bout this, just dont stop, or never take you foot off the gas lol problem solved!
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The battery looks really old, but someone told me the battery wont cause it to stall?
Mine did that too, installed a new battery, problem solved!
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