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Power loss on 5.9l gas 1996 dodge ram Help

Over a long hill I loose power. Does not smoke, runs good....runs fine on level ground....but hills. just does not have the power that I think a 5.9l gas should have. Any suggestions?

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  • bonin88 Nov 03, 2008

    Thanks for the solution...I this past Friday that is what i had checked and changed......WOW WHAT A CHANGE. Its like a new truck.....I also changed out a cracked exhaust manifold....



    Thanks for the post.



  • rbproduction Dec 04, 2008

    i have the same only it happens on every hill and i lose air conditioning too. any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • bad-boi86 Apr 29, 2009

    hmmmmmmmm had a missfire about a year ago every other month,,,, changed cap rootor, wires and plugs on my 02 1500 5.9.... made the problem worse .... showed a miss fire all the time... year goes by i change it back to the new factory plugs missfire goes away ..... im feeling a large amount of power loss... the truck like boggs out and has trouble wanting to shift outta 1 to 2nd untill 5/6 thousand rpms unless i go slower.... sum times the rmps go up but i stay moving the same speed for a lil while .... have a hard time getting her up to 150 kms a hour .... any ideas or suggestions she burns old bad .... i have a whole in the exhaust.... circet relay fan code detected bad-boi86@hotmail.com

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I had the same problem. I replaced the intake gasket and it works great.

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Have you checked your catalytic converter?  I had this problem with my '96 2500 5.9l on long hills and it was really sluggish on steep hills. I thought it might be the transmission not down shifting but it turned out to be the catalytic converter was clogged.

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