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Too high engine rpm at freeway speeds

I have a 1997 2WD Nissan King Cab Pickup with a 2.4L four tied to a manual 5-speed tranny. At 75 mph the rpm of the engine is nearly 3500. The engine sounds and feels excessively high. How can I effectively reduce the high rpm's at high speeds. I really do like the pickup otherwise.

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That is a normal rpm for the nissan pickup (hardbody)

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High cruising rpm


no year, no real help.
mike cruises at 90 mpy (Dallas new speed limit 85 on one road)
larry at 75
me 45. so>>>
but doing it backwards works way better
what is speed at 3000 RPM , a common speed.
answer in my 96 goes 59 mph. in 5th gear.

the rpm is a function of what tranny and tire size.
here are all listed
The G16 is no V8 it spins fast and last 300k miles. if serviced.
see this table for 3000 rpm speeds.
there are 5 speeds possible in top gear.
what transmission tell you which it is , there are 3 trans. and 2 engines. each are Unique.

http://www.fixkick.com/part-time-test.html#SPEED

chart one is stock. tires.
chart 2 is big tires.
the equation is there so you can do yours, from any RPM you want.

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My 1995 Nissan pickup xe truck when I put it in drive it will not shift out of first and once I get to the speed of 25 miles a hr. it shifts into neutral until it goes down to appx. 15 mph then it kicks...


V6 or I4 engine? xe = i4?
bad tranny.?
low or too high ATF levels.
clogged bottom filter before pump, (shifts hot?)
RE4 trans is 4speed electronic
RL4 xxx trans is manual only
this side of your tranny has a tag is it RL/RE4 or or 3speed.

3 speed or 4 speed the FSM show four A/T used then .
there are 5 tranny total then ,4 AT (1 m/t)
on car diagnosis varies greatly by type.
fluid checks (if electronic the Tcm blink codes (DTCS)
pressure checks. for weak pump.
that stall rpm tests.
here is one used on your car
http://www.bulkpart.com/Merchant2/graphics/Catalog-pdf/RE4R01A.pdf

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Drive cycle


Here is the OBD2 emission system drive cycle test procedure.
Engine coolant temp must be below 70c (158f) before starting the engine for either the first or second trip
The fuel level should be less than 1/2 full
First trip:
Start engine, idle for at least 1.5 minutes
Drive 3 minutes, hold b/f schdl: 1.5-2.0 msec, selector lever "3rd" eng rpm 1,800-2,000 A/C switch:ON Hold the recommended b/f schdl range. Allow road speed to vary as necessary.
Drive at 55-65 mph for 1.5 min b/f schdl 2.0-3.2 msec, selector lever "5th" Engine rpm 2,200-3,000
IGN "off" for at least 10 seconds (not more than 5 min)
Dive at 50-60 mph for 3 minutes Selector lever "4th" keep engine speed above 3,000 rpm Allow speed to vary if necessary. Do not decelerate for more than 3 consecutive seconds. A/C switch ON.
Drive at a steady state cruise of 53-58mhp b/f schdl more than 1.8 msec selector lever "5th" eng rpm 2,400-2,600
Downshift to "4th" and decel more than 5 seconds without breaking, then idle for 1 minute.
Drive two minutes b/f schdl less than 2.0 msec Accelerate to 41 mph, decelerate to 34 mph, accelerate to 41mph. Do not completely release the accelerator. A/C switch off.
Idle 1 minute in park or neutral
Drive two minutes Steady state cruise at 31-44 mph. Selector lever "4th" A/C switch OFF. Hold the accelerator pedal as steady as possible. Allow speed to change if necessary.
End of first trip. Turn the key off the begin the second trip.
Second trip:
Start engine, idle for at least 1.5 minutes
Drive 3 minutes, hold b/f schdl: 1.5-2.0 msec, selector lever "3rd" eng rpm 1,800-2,000 A/C switch:ON Hold the recommended b/f schdl range. Allow road speed to vary as necessary.
Drive at 55-65 mph for 1.5 min b/f schdl 2.0-3.2 msec, selector lever "5th" Engine rpm 2,200-3,000
IGN "off" add four gallons of fuel
Dive at 50-60 mph for 3 minutes Selector lever "4th" keep engine speed above 3,000 rpm Allow speed to vary if necessary. Do not decelerate for more than 3 consecutive seconds. A/C switch ON.
Drive at a steady state cruise of 53-58mhp b/f schdl more than 1.8 msec selector lever "5th" eng rpm 2,400-2,600
Downshift to "4th" and decel more than 5 seconds without breaking, then idle for 1 minute.
Drive two minutes b/f schdl less than 2.0 msec Accelerate to 41 mph, decelerate to 34 mph, accelerate to 41mph. Do not completely release the accelerator. A/C switch off.
Idle 1 minute in park or neutral
Drive two minutes Steady state cruise at 31-44 mph. Selector lever "4th" A/C switch OFF. Hold the accelerator pedal as steady as possible. Allow speed to change if necessary. I especially like the part where they want you to add four gallons of fuel. Not three gallons, not five gallons, four gallons. Gotta love those Nissan engineers. ...and of course they state that if the trace is not followed exactly (i.e. you botch the acceleration/deceleration) you have to start all over again from scratch

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The RPM of Nissan Altima stays high when drive over 65 MPH.


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That is normal,If you do the same speed in 4th gear the rpm's will almost double.

The rpm's will repond faster in a manual than an automatic.

In a manual the engine supplies the power required directly to the gear that you have selected thus the engine rpm's will increase or decrease as needed.

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