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Old 08-01-2009, 03:25 PM
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I have a 96 Dodge 1500. When going up hill the truck looses power. I can mash the gas peddle to the floor and the truck will not gain speed. At most it will hold the speed around 60mph.

I have replaced the plugs, plug wires, the PCV valve, the air filter, the distributor and rotor. No change in the problem. I noticed a little bit of oil on the air filter I changed out. Any suggestions on what needs to happen so I can actually pass a car if I need too or go up a hill without coming to a near stop unless the peddle is all the way down?
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Sounds like the catalytic converter could be clogged or the fuel pump is getting weak. You can pull the O2 sensor before the cat and see if it makes a difference. it will give the exhaust an escape route if the cat is clogged. Do you have a check engine light on?
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I was thinking the two things you mentioned were the likely problems. However, I did not think of pulling the air sensor in front of the cat. I will do that. I have no check engine light on. Truck runs good, just has the power issue going up hills or passing. Mostly noted at higher gears. I will try what you have suggested. If you have other ideas, fire away. Thanks.
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Okay...........the check engine light just came on today. What are your thoughts on that. Same issue at hand. I have not unhooked the air sensor yet, but will soon.
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