1998 Dodge Durango not running?

Tiny
DIANNA WHITTAKER
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  • 1998 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 100,000 MILES
My Durango will start but as soon as I take my foot off the gas it stops. I had it looked at he said he blew out some part. The next morning the same thing happened, so he looked at it again, changed a small part (don't know the name of it) picked the truck up again, Next morning again! He looked at it again, tested it computer shows nothing wrong, he kept it over night started in the morning. I had it for a few days now its doing it again. It has (when ever I do start it) trouble starting, you need to give it gas to start. Feels and sounds like it does not want to start but does. Could it be the fuel filter? Does smell like the raditor is hot but it is full of water and antifreeze. When the car is off but I have the radio on a light comes on that says "check gages". This is the only car we have. Lost with out it. Please do you have any idea what it could be?
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Sunday, December 14th, 2008 AT 2:26 PM

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NOTE: This information applies to vehicles equipped with gasoline engines built prior to December 18, 1998 (MDH 1218XX).
SYMPTOM/CONDITION
Some vehicles may exhibit an idle undershoot or die out during engine starting and may be caused by IAC lost steps. This condition is more likely to occur during cold weather, low battery voltage, cold engine start, and quick ignition key "On" - "Off" operation.

DIAGNOSIS
Using the Mopar Diagnostic System (MDS/MDS2) or the Diagnostic Scan Tool (DRB III) with the appropriate Diagnostic Procedures Manual, verify all engine/transmission systems are functioning as designed. If Diagnostic Trouble Codes (DTC's) are present, record them on the repair order and repair as necessary before proceeding further with this bulletin. If no other problems are found,

REPAIR PROCEDURE
This procedure involves selectively erasing and reprogramming the Powertrain Control Module (PCM) with new software (99cal14 calibration change).
1. Connect the MDS (Mopar Diagnostic System) and DRB III (Scan Tool) to the vehicle and power them up. 2. Use the arrow keys and select #2 CONNECT TO MDS 1 OR MDS 2 on the DRB III MAIN MENU Screen. 3. Select #1 MDS DIAGNOSTICS OR DRB UPDATE on the DRB III. 4. Use the arrow keys and select DIAGNOSTIC MENU on the MDS, then press NEXT MENU. 5. Use the arrow keys and select VEHICLE CONTROLLER PROGRAMMING on the MDS, then press NEXT MENU. 6. Use the arrow keys and select PROGRAMMING OF ALL OTHER CONTROLLERS USING MDS & DRB III on the MDS, then press NEXT MENU. 7. Follow the steps presented on the MDS and DRB III which will allow the DRB III to obtain the current part number of the PCM. 8. The MDS will display the part number of the PCM on the vehicle and the appropriate replacement part number, then press NEXT MENU to begin programming.
If the PCM on the vehicle has already been updated or programmed, a NO UPDATES AVAILABLE message will be displayed. Check the part number of the PCM on the vehicle

and compare it to the part number displayed. If the PCM has already been updated, then another condition exists that will require further diagnosis and repair.
9. The MDS and DRB III will prompt for any operator action needed during the remainder of the programming process.
NOTE: XJ vehicles equipped with an Aisin Warner transmission may set DTC $BE (CCD Message From JTEC Failure) within the TCM because of the flash procedure and the DTC logged in the TCM may set DTC $89 (TCM Controller DTC Present) within the PCM. Check for and erase these DTC's prior to returning the vehicle to the customer.
NOTE: The following steps are required by law.
10. Type the necessary information on the "Authorized Software Update Label" p/n 04669020 Attach the label to the PCM and cover the label with the clear plastic overlay. 11. Type the necessary information on the "Authorized Modification Label" p/n 04275086 and attach the label near the VECI Label
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