Dodge Ram 1500 just suddenly dies

Asked by Jun 17, 2017 at 06:51 PM about the 2000 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr SLT 4WD Extended Cab SB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

One code came up speed control
sensor in the distributor changed it still
just dies

2 Answers

28,045

hummmm.re check the codes again please..

5

Not sure what code came up. But if the throttle position sensor goes bad the vehicle will just die for no apparent reason. It did that on my truck. Replaced that and it has worked fine ever since. One quick way to check if it is that part is to get out on the highway and get up to speed. if the TPS is bad your cruise control will not engage. Hope that helps. BTW the part cost me 21 dollars and is easily changed. Just two torx screws hold it to the throttle body. Good Luck.

Your Answer

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    6,550
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,420
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    5,820
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
641 Great Deals out of 10,354 listings starting at $2,995
Used Chevrolet Silverado 1500
195 Great Deals out of 10,059 listings starting at $399
Used Dodge Ram 2500
5 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $6,990
Used GMC Sierra 1500
248 Great Deals out of 10,478 listings starting at $399
Used Toyota Tundra
42 Great Deals out of 1,294 listings starting at $5,925
Used Toyota Tacoma
47 Great Deals out of 1,104 listings starting at $7,950
Used Ford F-250 Super Duty
25 Great Deals out of 723 listings starting at $2,475
Used Dodge Dakota
5 Great Deals out of 149 listings starting at $1,995
Used Ford Mustang
16 Great Deals out of 1,090 listings starting at $3,995
Used Dodge Ram 3500
6 Great Deals out of 61 listings starting at $10,888

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
17 Great Deals out of 179 listings starting at $7,995
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 73 listings starting at $9,990
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 79 listings starting at $5,490
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
8 Great Deals out of 51 listings starting at $3,501
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
26 listings starting at $4,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.