Dodge Ram 1500 / 2500 / 3500:

Engine chugging

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# 1  4/5/2012 8:45 PM

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Engine chugging

Why does my dodge 1500 ram with the 5.2 liter engine chug going up hill but only between 1600 and 2000 rpm then I hit gas pedal and it goes away?



# 2  4/5/2012 9:09 PM

Registered: 11/24/2009
Posts: 1301

Re: Engine chugging

It could be a few problems but if all the cylinders are firing most of the time and you have good acceleration it could be a faulty spark plug, fuel injector or ignition wire(s).

Sometimes a cracked or broken vacuum line, poor electrical connection or mechanical fault can cause this kind of problem.

In rare situations this could be related to a transmission problem like a torque converter clutch solenoid or shifting malfunction like a sluggish shift valve.

If there are no codes stored in the computer memory and no check engine light on then most of the time it could be just a simple tune up.

Your mechanic can run a few tests to confirm this and rule out any other areas that can be related to this problem or cause this malfunction.

Keep us posted on your progress.
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