1996 Dodge Ram Stalls while Driving.

Tiny
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  • 1996 DODGE RAM
Engine Mechanical problem
1996 Dodge Ram V8 Four Wheel Drive Automatic 244k miles

Hello. My truck is havng this problem of stalling while driving or idle. Not when Im slowing down or anything but I'll be driving doing 55mph and then it will just die. I haven't had the PCM checked yet. I noticed the TPS was "loose or broke" so I messed with that. Took it off, cleaned it, then put it back on. I drove around for a bit and it didn't stall. It seemed to have worked but it was still loose/broke. So I bought a new one and put it on. Now with the new TPS its doing the same thing. Maybe I didnt install it right? I don't have a voltage reader but when I let it sit for about 30 minutes the truck will start right up but then stall after about 5-10min of running. Please help
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Wednesday, December 9th, 2009 AT 10:59 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked fuel pump pressure? Also, have you scanned the computer for codes?
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Monday, December 14th, 2009 AT 1:50 PM
Tiny
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I have checked the fuel pump pressure and it seems to be ok. I did finally get to a auto store and get the pcm scanned. It comes up with TPS and ECTS errors. I have replaced the TPS but it still shows the error code for the TPS. Even after clearing the codes it still comes back. As for the ECTS, I haven't been able to replace it yet. Its a rather cheap piece but a pain to get to. I do not have the tools to get it out atm. It also looks like I'll need to remove the A/C pump just to get to it again lacking the tools. I said I wanted a nice tool kit for christmas lol. As for now I have disconnected the ECTS and now the tuck hasnt stalled in a couple days. I still see the engine temps and they seem to read fine staying under 200 degrees. I am curious as to how bad it may be to run w/o the ECTS? I need to drive about 1000 miles this coming weekend. Im a bit worried about it, but its a must.
Thank you very much for replying to my question. Now my question is what risk do I face driving 1000 miles w/o the ECTS connected? How important is that sensor? The truck does seem to wana start rather rough but quickly smooths out and runs fine w/o stalling at all.
Thanks, Dave
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Tuesday, December 15th, 2009 AT 8:40 PM

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