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Old 03-12-2009, 12:32 PM
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Question Truck so slow, but no jerks, no roughness

For some reason, my 1996 Ram 1500 V8 is running so slow.

It doesn't jerk, it doesn't feel rough, and it doesn't feel like it's going to shut off.

But it's really slow lately. New O2 sensors were installed last year, so I don't think those are the problem. And new fuel pump installed 2-3 years ago.

I would floor it, and it would rev hard, but the mph creeps up slowly, or sometimes just stay at the same slow MPH, and I would have to back off the accelerator just so the gear would shift else it would just keep trying and trying in the same gear since the speed is so slow.

The truck actually sounds quieter than usual. Anyone have any ideas? Dead animal in my exhaust? Not enough air going into my intake?
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:16 PM
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transmission going out, slipping...possibly. guess.
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transmission going out, slipping...possibly. guess.

I agree. That would be my guess.
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:29 PM
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That sucks! I had a feeling that was it, but really hoping I'd hear a different answer.

I guess I'll have to check the tranny fluid, and hope for that to be the only problem, and not the tranny itself.
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Pull the tranny dip stick. Does it smell burnt ?
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I agree with the tranny slipping also, as I had a problem similar to that ('81 D-150). The engine would rev like normal, until the tranny caught up, and if it didn't, I would have to let off the gas to "manually" shift then the rear end would kick. It began only after we installed the bigger transmission (727 mated to a 318), that the gear ratio between the rear end and the transmission was off. Our truck was originally a standard, and after 3 of those, we converted it to an automatic, and this was the fifth tranny we installed, and got lucky that it was a very good rebuild, but the rear end had never been changed, which we figured to be the major factor in why the tranny kept slipping.
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Old 03-14-2009, 05:44 AM
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yah mine was doin that and my pump in the tranny went out.
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Yeah, I'm with the rest here...I suspect the tranny is going. If the engine is revving freely, the power isn't getting to the rear wheels.
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It sounds like a plugged catalytic converter. You say the exhaust sounds different? A quick check is to pull the front O2 sensor and see if the power comes back. If it does ....well it's a bad cat.
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i agree with everyone else on this i would 70/70 say its your tranny getting ready to crap out on you get er rebuilt and repost on it ...
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