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3500 rpm while driving at 65 mph the engine is a 4.6 northstar

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  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    The tranny will not shift into 4th gear/overdrive and my engine is unstartable because the anti-theft feature is in effect

  • mcalkins3
    mcalkins3 May 11, 2010

    Transmisson is not going into over drive. Will have to begin by knowing year.

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Check your throttle position sensor

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