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Dodge Ram 1500: 4.7L..hesitation..transmission control

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Dodge Ram 1500 4.7L 2003 127000km. When driving on the hiway at any speed if I step on the gas slightly feel hesitation on and off almost like when sparkplug wires are crossed. I was thinking maybe my transmission fluid needs changing as it has never been done but every thing seems fine in town driving or on cruise control. The problem was only present at excelleration. I just had a new battery enstalled a few weeks ago when it would not start on a very cold day. I would not even start with a boost. I had an engine light on that said a small evap leak was present. They said a hose needs replacing. They shut the light off and it never came back on then the rough driving started. Do you think the evap leak could be causing my problem? Now this afternoon my truck wont start and I even plugged it in. Hope you can help. Thanks! Kevin
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  jeepmopar76 replied 7 years ago.

There are no plug wires on your motor, but I bet new spark plugs would help your motor. I would also try some spray cleaner down the throttle body to clean the entire induction system and valves. The plugs on your motor should be changed after 30,000 miles.

An evap leak will not cause a running problem, or miss.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I had new high end irridium plugs put on just 40 thousand km ago. Do you think that would be causing that? Maybe one is faulty or not firing properly

Expert:  jeepmopar76 replied 7 years ago.
My expereince with Dodge engines, is that they do not run good on plugs that are any thing but Chanpion plugs ment for the motor. I would try installing the correct champion plugs. Good luck
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