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When I hit the gas the engine hits rev limiter and tach is only at 4000, when driving tach will go to 5800 then shift but will not go past 4000 just hitting the gas alone not driving?

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    david G darick Oct 21, 2013

    Seems like the tach is slow and stays behind engine on reving in park.

  • david G darick
    david G darick Oct 21, 2013

    I changed the plugs when I got the car a few days ago. Changed the tranny fluid and filter just my basic things I do to cars when I get them . I just thought this was a common thing with these pt cruisers. I can tell the engine is hitting the rev limiter because the way it cuts back but why the tach is not going all the way to six is beyond me. I thought it was just the tach and probably is just hanging at 4000 by going slow when I'm driving it stays with engine rpms.

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Designed like that a dry rev is worse for an engine then a loaded rev

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I had this exact issue. It was a timing issue. Basically, the spark plugs were dirty and could not fire at the correct time over 4000 RPMs. I replaced the plugs and wires and reset the check engine light. Runs better than ever now.

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You probably have a bad governor pressure sensor and solenoid.The pressure sensor is what normally goes bad ,but from vast experience,i replace both of them together and change fluid and filter.

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