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The car would cut out at 3500 rpm. I changed the spark plugs and when i started it the car was knocking and doesnt seem to shift properly. It runs worse than before I worked on it

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You must have two or more plug wires on the wrong plug

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Seem's to have a cut off at 3500 RPM on my engine

endine light???????

CEL/MIL, or "Check engine", warning lamp in the cluster is glowing?
key on, and running, that means , SCAN IT.
3500 can be. (a redline limit)
1: misfiring, is one way.
2: bogging, fuel starvation. is another or...
3: or the EFI RPM limit for LIMPHOME, the scan tool and FSM
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you working and 07 plus car with no FSM.?
that not going to be good, see the manual and all the calibrations?
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High RPMs

yes its related to knock sensor because car is running rich in fuel, and car runs of on safe mode, so overdrive will be off. have you and a friend replace it. remove intake assembly, then intake manifold, but first remove your anifreeze from radiator, trust me you want to remove antifreeze! their are brackets by the fire wall to hold down the manifold, thats the hard part is taking it off and putting that on since not to much space to work on it. on the block you'll see the two knock sensors, has 2 wires each, knock sensors cost between 150- 200 a piece, still cheaper than dealership putting it on. also buy some liquid gasket because you will need that. after putting it all back together reset the ecu and you should be fine,

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