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Slow acceleration on highway

I recently bought a 95 ranger and took it out for a drive. Acceleration seems fine at lower speeds but when I got on the highway I had to floor the pedal for a mile or two just to get to 70. With the pedal floored I can only get to about 72, 80 if I'm going downhill, also slows down when going uphill. It never seems to get very high RPMs when accelerating either.
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is the trans downshifting when you try to accelerate?
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I don't think so.
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i would start there...it should kick down a gear or even two when you floor it on the highway
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What could cause that problem?
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