2008 1500 Dodge Ram's motor rev's up when in reverse on an incline (launcing a boat) once in awhile. Scares the living out of me,have to slam it into park and engine goes back to normal. Any ideals ?

Asked by Nov 28, 2015 at 08:58 PM about the 2008 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Quad Cab 4WD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Ram's motor speeds up to the point the brakes won't hold it. Have to slam it
into park and let the moter RV's go down. Asked dealer and had them try to
duplicate it...No luck !!!! It does it when you are on an incline and trailering
something (launcing a Boat). Any ideals ??

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The only thing I can think of is the engine is shifting on the motor mounts and somehow causing the throttle to open. Not much I know but intermittent problems are a real pain.

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