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Hello,
I have a 1997 range rover 4.0SE P38.
I noticed whenever i am driving up steep hills it really starts to struggle, and it cant even really accelerate up the hills.
when i apply more pressure to the pedal the rpm's will increase to about 3000 and then suddenly drop off to 2500, the engine will try again only to drop off around 3000 again. this will repeat until i ease off and settle out around 2500 rpm. it seems to me the rover should be able to perform better than this.
Any ideas? any advice would be appreciated.
let me know if more information is needed.

Thanks.
 

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Could be a few different things.
1. Lack of fuel caused by weak fuel pump.
2. Clogged intake filter
3. Clogged cat converters
I would start with those and see whether they are causing your issues.
 

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Just a couple of thoughts:

Fuel pump starvation?

Low Tranny Fluid?
 

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Thanks for the input. I spoke with my local independent RR shop and for a fee they can run through and do a diagnostic to see what the issue is. He agreed it could be any of these items but they would have to look to see. he mentioned it could be the transmission but it is rare.
I don't have the tools or know how or else i would try to figure it out.
I will let you know what we find.
 
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