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Old 03-22-2010, 09:38 AM
Robb Robb is offline
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Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Illinois
Age: 33
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Gender: Male
Vehicle: 1997 Dodge Ram 4x4 1500
Color: Black
Engine: 1994-1997 360ci (5.9L) Magnum V8 230hp
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Exclamation 1997 1500 4x4 5.9L Loss of Power

Hi, I have a 1997 Dodge pickup, and just recently I have had a major loss of power. It takes forever to get up to 50 mph, and stays around 2k-3k rpm unless I let off of the gas, then it will finally shift, but still be very doggy. I can tromp the gas and it will sound like i'm moving but it's barely climbing in speed.
It also has a hissing type sound like a vacuum leak or something while trying to climb in speed, but I can't tell where it is coming from because it doesn't do it when parked. About a week ago I had a mechanic shop replace my Water Pump, Thermostat, and Belt Tensioner, and now I have this problem.

Also, I have no warning, or check engine lights on.
(I made sure all spark plug wires were fastened.)
Any ideas would help a lot.
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