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1996 Dodge Ram 1500 Question: truck is an automatic and doesn't want to go into 3rd gear when driving.

 

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atone0616, 5.2L V8, Monroe, WI, March 30, 2013, 12:27
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when I driving any time it doesn't want to go pass 25 mph and when I hit the gas pedal the most I can get up to is 30 mph

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    arturo08 March 30, 2013, 16:14
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    review when last tuned. possibly due. rec. premium plugs for replacement. if ignition cables damaged then change. rec. upgrade to performance type such as accel's. more cost effective than OEM replacement, and offer better conductivity(more spark, more power).
    rec. fuel system clean. ethanol treatment to 1 tank premium. ethanol blend in fuels causes build up in fuel system, combustion chambers, exhaust system and causes increased wear to spark plugs. clean engine runs better, more power.
    rec. oil stabilizer treatment on oil change.this will recondition seals and cylinder. boosts compression, restore power.
    rec. upgrade conv. air filter to high air flow design(K&N). more air flow, more power.
    these are all items that can be done on your own(save shop charges), however strongly rec. having diagnostic run to see if any other issues you should be aware of.

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