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Could a hole in the mufflers of a 97 Dodge Dakota cause the engine to rev when it is in park or neutral and pull more than it should when in drive?


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2015-07-15 18:31:33
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Check the Idle Air Control. It might need cleaning. Check the Throttle Position Sensor. It might need adjustment or replacement.


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