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Sluggish slow acceleration

When driving, acceleration is sluggish when accelerator is pressed down to pass and tachometer surges. Feels like something holding it back, no get up and go. It does speed up but not like it should.

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    when accelerating after driving like a idiot the truck hesitates on acceleration



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Check that transmission fluid if its an automatic, should be full and clean, if manual trans clutch probably slipping

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