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Old 03-06-2013, 01:28 AM
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I have a 1999 dodge ram 1500 2wd with a 5.2L engine that looses power as it goes up a SMALL incline, and it feels as though it is pulling a fully loaded car hauler even when it is towing an empty lawnmower trailer. I have tried the things listed below, but there hasn't been any improvement. Any help/ideas will be appreciated.

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new plugs
new coil pack
new distributor cap
new rotor
removed and cleaned fuel injectors
checked fuel pressure (twice)
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replaced transmission fluid and filter
replaced rearend with one that has a lower gear ratio
removed catalyitc converter
had the truck checked twice for engine codes - none present
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Old 03-06-2013, 01:35 AM
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some members have answered on your other post
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:40 PM
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As someone said in another post, they are known for having a leaking intake manifold gasket.
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you may want to do a compression check and also when was the last time the transmission was checked / had an oil change / change filter if it's an auto?
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