Question about 2003 Dodge Dakota Club Cab
My Dakota started running weird the other day. To me it feels like it's in low gear but a friend of mine thinks it's the exhaust system. It doesn't sound like exhaust to me at all but I don't know too much about truck stuff. For city driving it goes from 0 to 15mph and shifts at 2000 rpms then up to 30mph and shifts at 2000 rpms. After this it seems fine.
On the highway it runs rough especially with cruise control on. Traveling at 65mph it's at 2250 rpms. Going up hills is the worst. With cruise on traveling at 55mph/ 1500 rpms then going up a hill it hits 2250 rpms and then goes up to 3750 rpms. It's running so loud I can't hear a passenger speaking. After all of this started happening, I had a part put in because it was idling extremely low. The idling is great now but this problem hasn't gone away. What the heck is wrong? Please help a lady??? I definitely appreciate any help from you guys who know so much!!!
Loss of power? Keeps downshifting? gas or diesel?Are you sure you have passengers? (Just kidding)
Pay attention at the shifting. like 1-2-3- od- and how frequent does it downshift and from what gear to what gear. does the engine smoke? What brand? Ok, don't get upset. just a little levity. Any smoke from exhaust? Have the transmission modulator checked. If defective oyt will cause eratic shifting, lugging, and transfluid consumption ( engine sucks it up a vacuum line and burns it. You can check the trans fluid to see if it is low. The modulator is on the transmission and is a inexpensive quick fix. Good luck :)
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