2001 Rodeo stalls when cold....Help!!!


birdsonabat
05-14-2005, 01:22 PM
Help!!!

I have a 2001 Rodeo LS with a 6 cylinder. When I start it after sitting ovenight or all day it will sputter, stall and then die. After a couple of starts...it runs fine and does not give a problem until the next start, 8-12 hours later. It stopped doing this as the weather started getting colder, but then started again as it started to warm up and get humid....this may be a coincedence though. It has 64K on it....any thoughts. Thanks!

rodeo02
05-15-2005, 03:01 AM
Almost certainly a bad intake manifold gasket. Super common. Try a search for "IMG".
G/luck
Joel

birdsonabat
05-15-2005, 09:50 AM
So....the weather or temperature has an impact on the intake manifold gasket?

rodeo02
05-15-2005, 05:55 PM
Yes. A cool engine and/or cool ambient temps cause the IMG to leak worse due to shrinkage ( :uhoh: :iceslolan ) Once the engine warms, the leak get smaller & the truck will run better. An IMG with HUGE hole will cause hard starts & stalling at idle all the time.
G/luck
Joel

2eyefishclaw
05-16-2005, 09:46 PM
if its not that there is a PCM program update available that will fix this concern

birdsonabat
05-16-2005, 10:15 PM
if its not that there is a PCM program update available that will fix this concern


You lost me here.....what is a PCM program update?

2eyefishclaw
05-18-2005, 12:47 PM
Youl Local Dealer Can Reprogram The Computer

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