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Why does my 98 dodge caravan have trouble climbing hills?

98 dodge caravan runs just fine but seems to have a lot of trouble when climbing hills. I have to completely floor it to keep my speed up. I also noticed that the cruise control can't keep up with the set speed when climbing hills either. Even on cruise control I lose 5 -10 mph. Is this a transmission problem?

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A transmission issue would give vibration tremendously during uphill. If you're not getting the vibration, or burning smell of transmission fluid, suspect clogged catalytic converters.

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This could be a catalytic convertor problem if the cat is plugged or getting plugged you will cause major power issues ....is there a check engine light? also the is there a good flow of exhaust exiting the tail pipe , and does it feel extremely hot exiting the tail pipe

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It could be lots of diferent things first try to do a good service like change fuel filter air filter if diesel diesel filter if petrol new set of plugs it should get better and dont forget oil change

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