Surging/Bucking while driving
Not sure how to even ask for advise on this one. 2001 RAM 1500 Sport 5.9ltr 360 with about 55000 miles and lots of past repairs. Street ONLY truck!!
For a little while, I have been having surging while in Park or idling at lights...the RPM's will go from the normal 600-700 up to 1500 almost like I was pushing on the accelerator. I can kick it down for a little while, but it comes back after a few minutes. Now, while driving, I am getting a bucking/surging while driving down the road and it seems to be running like crap. I am getting NO backfiring and there is a slight loss of power. If I gun it and get the RPM's up to 3500 or so, it seems just fine. Mostly happens around 40mph and the RPM's don't race or drop when it is having the issue (most of the time now).
A while back, I had a CE light come on and had the Auto Store plug it in (could barely climb hills) and found it had a mis-fire on #8. I replaced the Plugs and Wires and the light went off and everything was running great.
I am due to have a TB cleaning and injectors blown out, but does this sound like anything more serious (tranny)? I also notice that on my TransferCase, it seems to be 'wet' around that crappy plastic plug, but not dripping in the Driveway.
Had some other problems a couple weeks back and needed to change the passenger side hub as I had a bad wheel bearing (actually how I found this forum). I think I got a lemon as I have done way too mush to this truck for it only being 5 years old and problems started shortly after I got it (new off the showroom floor).
I will be a regular on this site as I am keeping it because it's paid for and I really have a love/hate thing gong on!!!!