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I have a 2002 Mazda Tribute, When i accidentally rev it at 4000 rpm while on Neutral/Park, the engine vibrate vigorously. They say it might be the rev limiter, is this true?

I check the spark plug and the coil. Everything is ok

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Yes 4,000 rpm is the limit. it is called the red line. actually it is 3,500

Posted on Jan 23, 2013

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  • Mark Pascual
    Mark Pascual Jan 23, 2013

    Can this be change? Will this have an effect when it comes to car performance. sorry for all the questions, I bought the car 2 days ago

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Jan 23, 2013

    it can not be changed . all cars have a limit. a high perforance chevy camaro has a limit at 4,500.

  • Mark Pascual
    Mark Pascual Jan 24, 2013

    Thank you... one last question, Is it normal that the engine becomes jerky and creates a tack tack tack tack noise when you rev it @ 4000 rpm while on neutral/park?

  • teds repairs
    teds repairs Jan 24, 2013

    no it is not . you could cause some damage to the valves or lifters



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