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Why is rpm is at 3000rpm but truck is only at 70mph not going into overdrive


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2002 Pontiac Montana trans problem


no I don't think so , it is only the torque converter clutch engaging and disengaging due to engine load. if you want to test this. go on steady speed over 50 mph no gas pedal movement. touch lightly the brake pedal but not braking and release . during this see the rpm drop down and raise

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Mar 24, 2014 | 2002 Pontiac Montana

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Is it normal for my 91 miata reads 3900 rpms going 70mph?


It is pretty close, but doing the math....
3900 rpms 5th gear .814 diff gear 4.3 tire rpm = 1114
stock 91 tire size is 185/60-14 circumference = 71.31 inches inches/min=79457 mi/min=1.254 mi/hr=75.23
Completely stock, 3900 rpm gives you 75 mph. not the 70 you were claiming, but you could have smaller then stock tires (one inch less of diameter gives you 72 mph at 3900).
Hope this helps, Lars

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2002 rpm goes up to 2,000 rpm when i start it and around 40 mph it feels like it slips and goes up to 3,000 and stays goes up to 4500 rpm at 70 mph burning alot of gas and my engine just started rocking...


Sounds like the clutch, if a standard trans, needs to the be replaced. If it's an automatic, you need to take it in for diagnosis. Your trans. might be going bad, slipping, may just be low on fluid, if it is use some Lucas trans nonslpi and the proper tranny fluid to fill it to the proper level. Add the fluids and test drive bfore going to the shop, unless the tranny is fuul allready.

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I have 2006 scion xb and when driving the rpm stays around3500-4000 when running 65 mph can it be modified to run lower rpm


3500 is about normal for an xb at 65 mph. My previous ride was a pickup and rolled at about 2000-2500 on the highway. But the XB's engine is way more "tightly wound". Your rpm gage should run at about half of of your speed...ie: 70 mph will be about 35 (3500) rpm, 80 mph will be about 40 (4000) rpm. Freaked me out when I first got the thing, but after researching it Ive found out that with a stock engine it actually runs more efficient at the higher RPM's. The 06 boxes won't redline until 6000 rpm, so unless you are driving 120 on a frequent basis you're good. You can probably have it modified to run lower, but you will lose the awesome gas mileage and overall it is not going to improve the way it runs, and would have no benefit............

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Car will not shift into overdrive


As a response to solution #1 these cars do have an overdrive while in D-4, mine was shifting in and out at 70 mph until it finally quit and the rpm is now 3100 at 70 mph insted of 2700. The car still shifts 4 full times just not the fifth-OD. I still can't find out what fixes this problem either.

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Rpm at 75 mph


Should be 3100 RPM at 75 MPH. Please Rate My Response! Thanks!

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