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2001 dodge ram 1500 4X4 transmition slips intermitant, makes truck kinda of hops as you accelerate. changed filter and ATF, tried lucas ATF conditioner, no help.

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I think you might be barking up the wrong tree. Try changing your fuel filter. Often people confuse a plugged fuel filter for transmission problems. I'm not positive, but from what you've descibed it certainly could be. The engine is starving for fuel, and this makes it seem like the transmission is acting up.

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