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While pulling a loaded trailer in high gear it slips. It is ok in 4th gear.

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  • EdgardoC May 11, 2010

    Is this a manual or automatic? Your description of the problem is vague: what is the "it" that slips? Can you describe the slippage?

    If you have a manual transmission, and by "it slips" you mean that the engine revs, but there is no acceleration, this sounds like a clutch wearing down.

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Yes ..if your slipping in a low gear your hauling to much. 4th gear is power.

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