WHAT CAUSES THE RPM TO JUMP (ABOUT 200) WHILE DRIVING ?

Asked by Jun 01, 2014 at 09:15 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500 2 Dr LT 4WD Standard Cab LB

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

WHILE DRIVING THE RPM INCREASES ABOUT 200  AND DROPS BACK.  THIS
HAPPENS  AFTER I  HAVE DRIVEN  A  FEW  MILES  AND  THE  TRUCK  HAS
WARMED UP.  IT  SEEMS  TO  BE   SHIFTING  NORMALLY.   BUT  WHEN  I  AM
GOING  AT  A  STEADY  SPEED   THE  RPM  STARTS  JUMPING.

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Does it only do it at 50 mph or higher? (+--) If so your trans could be shifting in and out of overdrive. Does it seem to do it more on a slight grade?

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