1999 Dodge Ram Sputtering upon idle

Tiny
RMCCLAIRE
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  • 1999 DODGE RAM
  • V8
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 98,000 MILES
My Check Engine light came on a day or so after I started to notice the engine trying to keep a steady idle when at stop lights. During driving, it sputters when maintaining a constant speed. When foot accelerator is released or applied the sputtering goes away. When I got the truck the (used 16,000mi) the Cruise Control did not work. A friend suggested that it may be a vacuum line causing the cruise control not to work and also cause for the sputtering. I lifted the hood and found what looked to be a vacuum line severed. Could this be the problem? What are the steps for repair?
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Friday, January 22nd, 2010 AT 5:32 PM

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Tiny
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Have the computer scanned for code/s-you have a problem within the engine manangement system that caused the CEL to turn on-This is your starting point of diagnosis, finding out what's going on.
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Saturday, January 23rd, 2010 AT 5:18 AM

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