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My 1995 dodge ram 1500 will bottom out going up hills. When you accelerate at about 2.5 rpms it drops out and won't gain any power

It will start out fine but as soon as I reach an incline that is more than just a quick little hill it starts stuttering and when you accelerate and push on the gas pedal at around 2.5 rpms it drops out like it is going to stall. If you let off of the gas it will just putter and barely go 20 mph

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Your fuel pump is not being supplied with adequate fuel pressure to deliver to your engine on an incline because of an obstruction in the fuel tank that changes from level to inclined. I have seen this on many vehicles over 15 years old mostly from rust, debris, and just plai bad gas. Have the fuel tank removed, cleaned and a new "Fuel Sock" (a sort of filter device made of a wire mesh) installed and the fuel lines blown out from front to rear. This should give you plenty of get up and go no matter what the angle your vehicle is in.

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This could be anything from an ignition issue to a clogged catalytic converter. If the converter is clogged you may have a fueling issue that caused it to break down prematurely. This would have to be addressed before replacing the cat that is if the cat is plugged. Now if you have an ignition issue this also could cause the cat to deteriorate quicker. Either way it sounds like your going to have to have a professional look at it. Now if your lucky it may just be a bad sensor. But the question is which one. Again this is money wisely spend if you leave this to a professional.

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check fuel pressure, may be fuel filter, plugged fuel line, fuel pump, or fuel pressure regulator

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