2002 Dodge Ram 1500 transmission problem

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE RAM
  • 187,000 MILES
I have a 2002 dodge ram 1500 that is having problems. If I try to pass someone, or accelerate rapidly on the highway, my rpms race and I lose power as if it skipped a gear while shifting. I can get it to shift if I let off the gas for a second. If I drive conservatively, I never notice a problem until I have to rapidly accelerate. I replaced the governer pressure sensor and solenoid and added a new transmission filter and fluid. I have replaced the TPS sensor and fuel pump as well. Recently I got a check engine light flash for a missfire code. I plan on changing the plugs and cables but I don't think this is related. Any ideas?
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:20 PM

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Tiny
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Have you checked the exhaust back pressure yet?
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:38 PM
Tiny
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Yes, with the vacuum sensor.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:40 PM
Tiny
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Or vacuum gauge I guess it's called.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:41 PM
Tiny
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No with a actual back pressure gauge screwed into the o2 sensor hole?Its a lot more acturate if you have a partially clogged cat.A totally clogged cat will show up with the vacuum gauge.I would have it checked with a back pressure gauge that shows actual back pressure Psi reading.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:51 PM
Tiny
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I can get it checked. Would that present the problems I'm seeing?
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 1:58 PM
Tiny
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Yes lack of power and having to let up on the gas a little for it to shift.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 2:04 PM
Tiny
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Ok, thanks for your help! I'll have it checked out.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Keep me posted.
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Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 AT 2:15 PM

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