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Sounds like you have a (604) overdrive transmission. If so your transmission is in "limp in mode" that means it is stuck in second gear. a protection device built into the trans when faults occour. You will need to have someone read the codes set in the transmission. I would be happy to tell you what codes are when read On my '91... I added tranny fluid, and the problem was solved. I put a heavy Transmission Fluid in that's made a slipping transmission. Someone has to look at it so see if that's what it is. If it is you could save getting a new transmission. Sounds like you may have been running it without enough fluid and may have caused some damage.

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Q: Why does the van hesitate or jerk when accelerating and when driving the rpm's are higher than the normal range and the engine does not appear to be going into a higher gear?
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