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Jerry, Master Mechanic
Category: Dodge
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Experience:  ASE Master tech, 30 years exp. troubleshooter, driveability tech
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My truck seems to run normally except when accelerating from

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My truck seems to run normally except when accelerating from a dead stop. It seems to hesitate for a second or two then accelerates normally. The problem seems to be happening more and more frequently (about 50% - 60% of the time). It's almost getting dangerous when I have to get out into traffic.
JA: How old is the transmission? Have you checked the fuel filters?
Customer: The truck has the original transmission and will be 8 years old in about a week and a half. I just changed the fuel filter about two months ago and have bout 1500 - 2000 miles on it. This condition has been slowly developing for about two years.
JA: What is the model of your '50 Dodge?
Customer: It's a 2500 Ram, two wheel drive
JA: Are you fixing your 1500 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I change my own oil/ filter and fuel filter; rotate my own tires; stuff like that. This coming week I have it scheduled at the Dodge dealer to get the serpentine belt changed, the transmission serviced, and the egg valve serviced.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Dodge
Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Hello my name is***** am an ASE Master Technician and I am glad to help you with your question.

Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Which engine does it have?

Expert:  Dan replied 10 months ago.

Do you have any codes or is the check engine light on?