Re: RE: 97 2wd stalling

From: Andrew Kelsey (
Date: Sun Sep 04 2011 - 22:06:59 EDT

On 9/4/2011 21:54, Kurt Cypher wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 4, 2011 at 8:56 PM, Ray Block<> wrote:
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Kurt Cypher
>>> My Dak is a 97 v6 2wd extended cab. It was working fine on Wednesday,
>>> and then sat unused Thursday& Friday. On Saturday, my wife drove it
>>> to work (2 miles),<snip>
>> 1. The truck is not driven often and not very far when it is driven.
> While we don't drive it every day, when it is driven, it normally gets
> more than 2 miles on it. Wednesday, for example, I took it to work, 10
> miles each way, plus some driving that evening.
> My first thought was that it just seems weird that it could be
> something like you were mentioning, since it came on so suddenly,
> unless of course, it is the alternator going bad all of a sudden. Easy
> enough to check.
> Thanks,
> Kurt

I haven't been driving my truck lately and I don't have trouble with it
starting even it has been sitting for 2 weeks. Although the battery
could be bad, I would clean your throttle body first. I had this
problem with my 96 dakota and even the 03 I have now. Get some throttle
body cleaner and give er a good cleaning. Don't just spray it in there.
  You need to use a rag to clean the dirt out from around your valve.
When you aren't pressing the gas, the valve is just barely open and the
accumulated blocks the air flow in that position.

-Andrew Kelsey

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