Idle problems

We have '99 Dodge Dakota, manual trans, 3.9 V6. The truck does not stay started unless you keep the gas pedal depressed. We’ve already tried replacing the idle control valve, and that didn’t make a difference. suggestions please so we don’t have to make 100 trips to the parts store.

check the mass air flow sensor and clean it to.check for air leaks.try cleaning the throttle body.seen this before and the car had a huge hole in the air inlet tube that goes from the air filter housing to the throttle body.really sounds like the maf though hope this helps.

thanks for the suggestion(s). took it in for a diagnostic, and that only helped the economy. we’ll try looking for leaks