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Hi yes stops you damaging your engine as they are not designed to rev without load over a certain rpm yates210456

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Hi Zab, As far as I know all automatics do exactly the same thing as your car mate, Try doing the same in another car I bet you have the same out come..... CHEERS..

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My mazda drifter 2.5 D don't rev over 3000 rpm and don't go over 120 km when its in 5th gear,its like limiting pulling back.What can it be it never did it?I use to push it 160 km @ 5000 rpm before


So it did rev higher and go faster before i see. 160kph equates to almost 100 mph!!! In that truck?? You nuts!! I put my Mazda Millenia supercharged V6 to 140mph in Nevada but that was on straight roads with no curves in site for miles ahead. Haha. Ask again if this is a diesel motor in truck. That sounds like getting close to limit of capacity of engine but if more was expected and received before then would look at an exhaust restriction first. Do you have catalytic converters on the truck?

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My mazda drifter 2.5 D don't rev over 3000 rpm and don't go over 120 km when its in 5th gear,its like limiting.What can it be it never did it?


When you rev the engine and does not go over 3000 rpm is this in neutral or when driving in gear? Some vehicles have a rev limiter to not allow rpm over certain point when in neutral gear but is typically not limited when driving vehicle. This sounds like a very low rev limit but not abnormal if you can get engine to rev higher when driving. You call a drifter so truck must be non US market. Is this engine a 2.5 liter diesel 4 cylinder motor. Might just be your top rev and speed if this is the case.

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2005 gran am Pontiac 3.4 v6 the car is idling on 5000 rpm I replaced the throttle housing gasket and throttle positioning sensor still nothing idling at 5000rpm still does anybody have and suggestions...


500 RPM or 5000? Reason I ask is the rev limiter shouldn't let it rev over 3500 in park or neutral? If idling at 500 then get an external tachometer and connect it to determine that your gauge isn't faulty! if at 5000 RPM it could be a stuck tps or possibly debris in the throttle body or a vacuum leak causing the idle to increase? Is it idling high or low compared to before it became faulty?

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Maxda B4000 RPM skips 2000 to 5000


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My grang cherokee2002 us spec, while driving trnz changes fine but when cick down or full excelrate and RPM reaches 4.5 or 5 engine is loosing power and getting noisy and RPM not going more, while gear on...


You are hitting the rev limiter top range, which cuts off your ignition.

I have a 2001 Grand Cherokee and the problem drives me crazy, but it is the way the car is designed- as soon as you hit the rev limit, it shuts down ignition and your jeep will "buck" - a real pain when you are trying to accelerate into traffic!

You have the 4.0L straight six engine, yes?

If so, please take my advice and learn to live with the minor annoyance of the rev limiter- that engine is IMHO the best Chrysler ever made (nearly "bulletproof"!) and it was so reliable you cannot even get it in a jeep now! For decades, that engine was used in welders, tractors, generators...and yes, jeeps... and it is a favorite among mechanics for its durability!

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Car is loosing power rpm rev to 5000/6000 car goes slowly at first then picks up speed also over heats


possible causes, but not limited to....
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Rev limiter is at 6000rpm not 8500rpm


Hi Peter,

With such high revving engines (me being a Honda fanatic) you need to keep an eye on oil levels. Check the level, top up as necessary. Without the correct amount of oil in, the oil pressure cannot stimulate the switch over cam, which takes it to 8500rpm.

Also, please don't rev you car without load (ie. standing still), this causes valve lash and is detrimental to the engine. Again, please do not rev your car hard without letting the oil get up to temperature or it won't last long :)

Once you check your oil, reset the ECU by pulling the battery lead off for around 20 minutes.

Good luck and have a blast. Could you vote for me if this helps you. Thanks.

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The computer will not allow the car to full rev in park to protect the engine. Likewise there is a rev limiter when in drive which will shut down injectors at high engine speeds usually around 5000 RPM or so.

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