I have a 96 doge ram 1500(V8 318) with 150000 miles. The truck seems to run fine in neutral but when I put it in gear and accelerate it starts jumping and will not get up to speed. It started acting up about a week ago. It would not change gears unless I let completely off of the gas. I changed the transmission filter. When I hook it up to the scanner I get PO171. Can you narrow down my search? I heard people say it's the oxygen sensor or the catylic converter. I also noticed there is a vacuum hose loose on the right side of the motor near the battery and I can't tell where it goes.
Sunday, February 18th, 2007 AT 2:02 PM