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Old 09-10-2013, 09:31 PM
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1995 ram 5.9 engine. 2wd. Replaced vss sensor on transmission. Tv cable is adjusted properly, tranny fluid has no metal in it.. Truck still refuses to go over 2500 rpm in any gear even if I floor it. Any ideas? Is the tv cable attached somehow on the inside of the tranny as well?
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1995 ram 5.9 engine. 2wd. Replaced vss sensor on transmission. Tv cable is adjusted properly, tranny fluid has no metal in it.. Truck still refuses to go over 2500 rpm in any gear even if I floor it. Any ideas? Is the tv cable attached somehow on the inside of the tranny as well?
What's the status of the plenum, catalytic converter and O2 sensor?
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:41 PM
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does it have any power? Sounds like a clogged cat to me
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:48 PM
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It felt like it had almost no power before I did a tube up..that helped it considerably but when I first take off it feels chuggish.. Easiest way to tell if I have a clogged cat? And o2 sensor has a wire burned off but I get decent gas mileage and I do have a cel light
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:53 PM
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what about plenum? has it been fixed?

take a rubber mallet or a hammer and whack the cat a little, i would bet you hear things moving around in it. Mileage on the truck?

You probably need a new cat

Front O2 sensor needs repalced at least, get a Denso as Bosch sensors dont mesh with these trucks.

However none of this matters if the Plenum hasnt been addressed as it will happen all over again
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Old 09-10-2013, 09:55 PM
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I just bought the truck and it has 148k on it. Prev. Owner never mentioned messing with the plenum.. How can I tell if this is the problem?
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Even IF the PO did replace the plenum he/she may not have addressed the cat....
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Just went outside and banged on the cat with a rubber mallet.. Couldn't hear anything but ringing metal. Should it be a loud sound?
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You could take the pre-cat O2 sensor out of the pipe and see if the truck behaves any better. It won't be a 100% improvement but if there's improvement your cat is clogged.
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Ok I'm going to try that when I leave for work at 5am ill post back on the results! Thanks a lot
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So if it is the cat what's the cheapest way to take care of that ? Gut it? Never messed with cats before
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So if it is the cat what's the cheapest way to take care of that ? Gut it? Never messed with cats before
Gutted cat's sound like CRAP

CHEAPEST way is to cut it out and replace with straight pipe. (What I did) Non fouler trick for the rear O2 to eliminate the CEL.

Feds require us to have a catalytic converter, but who cares about the Feds?

Replacement depends on local emissions laws in your area/state.

A Jegs Off Road Y Pipe is a good choice, or a MagnaFlow High Flow Cat.

But do check the plenum, if it's bad it will destroy another cat and O2 sensors.
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. (What I did) Non fouler trick for the front O2 to eliminate the CEL.
rear o2 sensor (post cat)
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rear o2 sensor (post cat)
Whoops.. My bad...
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If you have emissions and don't want exhaust shops b1tching, get a $70 cat from amazon.


That's what I did.
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Truck only has a pre cat sensor.. And almost 100% sure it's an aftermarket cat. So I'm guessing it probably has a plenum problem. I'm going to look at intake later today. Truck has duals y'd off of the cat. Don't think that's stock.. And cat has a raspy/rattly noise to it. Don't know if its a leak or the clogged noise you were talking about. Also going to try removing pre 02 sensor to see if I have any improvement
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Truck only has a pre cat sensor.. And almost 100% sure it's an aftermarket cat. So I'm guessing it probably has a plenum problem. I'm going to look at intake later today. Truck has duals y'd off of the cat. Don't think that's stock.. And cat has a raspy/rattly noise to it. Don't know if its a leak or the clogged noise you were talking about. Also going to try removing pre 02 sensor to see if I have any improvement
I think a rattely cat is a good sign of a clogged cat.
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I think a rattely cat is a good sign of a clogged cat.
It can be.

The honeycomb that's moving around can block up flow at the most inopportune time and clog it up. I know I had a nice flow increase when I had my cat replaced.
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It can be.

The honeycomb that's moving around can block up flow at the most inopportune time and clog it up. I know I had a nice flow increase when I had my cat replaced.
Update.. I'm pretty sure it's not a clogged cat.. Threw it in 1st on the column and it went all the way up to 4k rpms with no problem at all shifted into second and same thing but when it's in drive it won't go past 2.5k rpms.. Maybe something in trans? PO said he replaced the trans wondering if e put I a junkyard one
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Update.. I'm pretty sure it's not a clogged cat.. Threw it in 1st on the column and it went all the way up to 4k rpms with no problem at all shifted into second and same thing but when it's in drive it won't go past 2.5k rpms.. Maybe something in trans? PO said he replaced the trans wondering if e put I a junkyard one
Have you checked the cat yet though? Need to make sure...


Might need to check TV cable adjustment:

http://bionicdodge.com/Download/Dodg...Adjustment.pdf
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