1999 Dodge Durango Engine starts, but dies if not given gas

Tiny
KENNA27
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  • 1999 DODGE DURANGO
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
We had our battery go dead on us recently due to a light left on. I used a battery charger and the battery charged very quickly. The truck started right up and I let it sit and run for about 10-15 minutes to let it charge. About an hour later, my wife had to run an errand and the truck went about 1 mile and died. I got to the truck, it started right up, but wouldn't stay running. While it is running, the volt meter shows about13-14 volts, but as soon as you let off the gas just a little bit it dies. Is this an alternator problem?
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 11:54 AM

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Tiny
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With 13-14 volts at the battery when it is running it does not sound like an alternator problem.
If it needs some gas petal to stay running at start up it might be your IAC (idle air controll) valve. You might be able to remove it and clean it up good with some carb spray or might have to replace it. Hard to diagnose from here but that is what I would try first.
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Wednesday, October 29th, 2008 AT 11:59 AM

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