Yup. I can discount all of those things. Other than on the diesel trucks, you will never solve a running or stalling problem on a Chrysler product by replacing the fuel filter. A plugged screen on the pickup tube in the tank is more likely to cause stalling when the largest volume of fuel is pumped, which is during coasting.
There aren't large enough particles in the fuel line to plug it. If multiple injectors were plugged, you'd have a misfire when the engine needs the largest volume of fuel which is under load and accelerating. The engine won't restart if the crankshaft position sensor or camshaft position sensor are bad.
The automatic idle speed motor, (AIS), also called the "idle air control" (IAC) motor could be inoperative but that isn't very common. Besides maintaining idle speed, it also gives you the nice idle "flare-up" to 1500 rpm when you start the engine. If you aren't getting that, the common cause is the battery was disconnected or run dead recently. If so, the Engine Computer lost its memory and has to relearn "minimum throttle" before it will know when it must be in control of idle speed. To meet the conditions for the relearn to take place, drive at highway speed with the engine warmed up, then coast for at least seven seconds without touching the brake or gas pedals.
Friday, June 22nd, 2012 AT 8:26 PM