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Had the engine replaced on my 96 ram 4x4(truck is a 5.9L with auto trans). Was replaced with a low mileage used motor, according to the guy who installed it. (Of course he's not around anymore) Ever since, the truck has been acting up. The motor runs fine, but when I floor the gas pedal (ex. if passing someone) the a/c immediately shifts from blowing out of the front vents to the windshield defroster vents. The transmission also acts as though it's slipping and surging, and I have gone through 3 stereos. The stereos work for a short period of time, then something must happen internally because there are no blown fuses, and all wires and grounding connections seem good and tight. The tranny seems to shift fine as long as the gas pedal isn't floored. Under load is when the tranny problems occur. Could this be a computer or loose/disconnected grounding connection somewhere? As far as I know, the computer that came in the truck was not changed. HELP!

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Hello! Let's eliminate grounding as a problem right up front...Using an ohmmeter set on the X 10 scale...Place one probe on bare metal chassis...The other on the engine...Must read zero ohms (dead short)...Next from the engine to the - battery post...Must read zero ohms...

Send a comment with results and I'll take it from there...


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