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Blazer will not accelerate over 3000 RPM will drive 15 MPH but no more

Blazer will not accelerate over 3000 RPM but will drive. It will drive but will not drive over 15MPH. It does idle and will drive but only 15 MPH. Please help.

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SOURCE: wheni accelerate, the blazer wont go past 40 mph

Check for a clogged catalytic converter.

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SOURCE: 2000 Blazer 4.3/ idle control, high idle 950 rpm,

Idle air control valve or a vacuum line has a bad leak of sorts

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SOURCE: Blazer transmission not shifting properly beetween 1 and 2

Your going to have to get the ECM scanned, Auto Zone scan's for free and most garage now will scan for $10.00 to $15.00 since they all have the scanners now and need the business.
You could have a Vehicle Velocity Sensor (V V S)  going bad or the wire harness it self. The V.V.S tells the ECM how fast the drive shaft is rotating and calculate's what gear it should be in relative with the engine speed and throttle position, and transmission fluid pressure.
Regardless you need the Blazer scanned to pin point why your transmission is shifting the way it is. Could be as simple as time for transmission oil and filter change for $125.00 or a loose wire harness.
Check your transmission fluid and try not to run the blazer to hard, to replace the transmission start at $1,900.00 for a rebuilt.
Good luck and hope this helps. Keep me posted

Posted on May 26, 2009

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SOURCE: won't go over 15mph

Is your check engine light on? It may be your catalytic converter is clogged, if it seems to idle ok, but no power, and also your rpm's would sound different while reving it up past 3,000. Also have someone stand behind you at the tailpipe while reving it, and see if the flow seems restricted. Does it smell like rotten eggs, or a weird sulpher smell? If you live by an auto zone or advance auto they offer a free OBD 2 scann to read your check engine light.

Posted on Dec 14, 2008

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SOURCE: engine wont go over 3000 rpm while driving

Is the check engine light on? If so check what codes are stored. It sounds like the m a p sensor.
Good luck dont forget to rate.

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