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Old 10-01-2012, 07:01 AM
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I am new to ramforumz. I am so glad I found this place. It is a wealth of knowledge right at my fingertips. The people that put this together are life savers. Thank you!

With that being said, I do have a problem...

I have recently swapped out a blown 360 in my 95 dodge ram 2500 for a 318 in good working order. The 318 is out of a 97 1500. It ran well at first, but now it is having idle problems. I am running the 318 off the old ECU from the 360. Is that causing the problem? I am getting a loud hiss from the IAC. When After it warms up the idle drops to below 500 rpm momentarily then kicks back up to 1500 and repeats. I have tried adjusting the minimum air to the throttle body with the result being idle at 3000 rpm! I have replaced the IAC, PCV, breather element, and throttle body gasket. Any input would be greatly appreciated!
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Hello and welcome to the forum, glad to have you join us! Sounds like a cool truck you have there, any pics you can share? We'd love to see your ride! Sorry to hear about your problem and I'm not sure how much the computer would affect that but hopefully others here have some advice for you so good luck and be sure to keep us posted! Lots of great people and info here, so any help you need, just ask and I hope you enjoy the site!

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Welcome from Total Load Control! Enjoy the Ram! There are a ton of brilliant people and some technicians as well (myself included) on here, and we will help in any way we can. Feel free to send me a message with any questions you may have. Any info you need, we have, and if we dont, someone can find it for you. I am a soldier and myself and a few other members are Mechanics by trade. Everyone has something to offer at the Z. Looking forward to pix and seeing you active in the community!

The computer doesnt matter, the ECU/PCM on the 318 and 360 was tuned the same way as the engines were nearly identical in every way except displacement. Check your MAF sensor near the intake and the IAC valve could actually be faulty even though it is new.

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Welcome to the forum Adam,
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