IAC VALVE ISSUE

  • Tiny
  • skshipman
  • 2005 Dodge Ram
  • 135 miles

I have a Ram 1500 4.7 that the idle hunts and dies at idle. It began with a PO506 error indicating low rpms. I have replaced the IAC twice. Also replaced the TP Sensor, ERG valve and MAP sensor. Also cleaned the throttle body tested the voltages of all these components and tested harnesses for shorts. After 100 miles or so the idle goes bad and just dies often when approaching a stop or just sitting. If I unplug the IAC I hear a sound, possibly a vacuum clearing after it "locks".? At any rate the truck runs great for another 100 miles (miles not exact) and I have to do the same. It has been in and out of shop for a month with this issue and they are lost and are at the point of changing the PCM now. Not convinced that's it but. Am at a total loss as well. The only feature we changed on the truck was installing a Flowmaster series 40 exaust, 1 in 2 out, to the vehicle but that only modified after the converter so no O2 sensors were changed either. Some fresh ideas would be great and thanks!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 12:22 AM

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  • Tiny
  • skshipman
  • Member

My mistake on error. PO509

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 12:41 AM
  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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You may very well have a bad pcm. You need a shop with a scan tool to try and make the iac motor move with the scan tool.

All the plugging and unplugging may have made the pcm fail. Computers hate voltage spikes and playing with sensors while the motor is running creates voltage spikes.

Roy

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 1:29 AM
  • Tiny
  • skshipman
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We didn't mess with sensors while motor was running because I was worried with that issue myself. Does it stand to reason that the reset would work if the pcm is bad though? Isn't bad. Bad and wouldn't it exhibit this behavior no matter if it were reset? Or is something on the board "building" up to failure.

Thanks!

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Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 AT 3:10 PM

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