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I have a 1987 1 ton 15 passenger Ram Van.It runs great but on hills I have to baby it up hills,It bogs down.Ive cahnged fuel pump and filter,I HAVE TO EASE OFF GAS PEDAL TO MAKE IT UP A BIG HILL,after I get over the hill it catches and runs good,any suggestions?

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  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    yes and plugs too

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    I dont have a converter on it ,Straight duell exhaust New plugs and wires

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    It runs real good it just has these moments and then she runs fine.Idles good ,quick start.Maybe a vacume line?

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    Where are the muffler baffles located

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    I dont have cat converter,I have Dual exhaust straight from the manifold on each side

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    yes it has carb

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    OK Thanks Ill check it out

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    Marvin May 11, 2010

    have the plug wires been replaced?

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Check the exhaust for excessive back pressure, the symptom sounds like that or plug wires, but u replaced those so suspect exhaust restriction.

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    Marvin Dec 04, 2009

    I would still have the exhaust back pressure checked, other things can cause back pressure like collapsed muffler baffles, seen it many times.

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    Marvin Dec 04, 2009

    I know u don't have a converter, mufflers plug and so do double walled exhaust head pipes.

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    Marvin Dec 04, 2009

    does this engine have a carb?

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    Marvin Dec 04, 2009

    u may have a plugged/defective power valve in the carb

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More than likely a restricted exhaust system (cat converter). Could be plugged air filter.

Posted on Dec 04, 2009

  • Anonymous Dec 04, 2009

    Could be trash in the fuel injector screens.

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