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I have had 2 new front tires fitted t my 2004 vito van.son after this when i reach speeds of over 55mph it goes into limp mode, my speedometer stops working and i get light come on the dash board, my rev counter still works but it does not rev over 2500 rpm. could this be a wheel sensor damaged when the new tires were fitted?

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SOURCE: car in 'limp mode' won't rev past 2500 RPM.

Wiring may be bad.

Posted on Aug 27, 2008



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SOURCE: my car will only rev to 2500 rpm in drive or in

Most Japanese manufacturers protect their engines from over-rev by programming the ECU to limit rpms when vehicle speed is zero. 2500 rpms seems low. Usually it is in the 3500-4000 rpm range. Is this car new to you or have you had it a while and this is a new observation?

Posted on Feb 28, 2009



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SOURCE: high rpm shifting

Does your van have an "EAT" switch -- lower right hand side of instrument panel?

Pressing the switch in changes the shift points by making the transmission shift at a higher RPM.

If the van has the "EAT" switch and it is engaged, try pushing it in again to disengage it.


Posted on Mar 24, 2009


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SOURCE: 92 300zx rpm will not go over 2500 rpm pops from intake

This is a classic symptom of a bad mass airflow sensor. Nissan designed this as a protective feature on the car. If the mass air sensor goes bad, the computer limits the car to a 2400RPM rev limit to prevent damage.

The sensor is under the center nose panel between the headlights. Take that off and on the back of the airbox (which fills this space) you'll see a pipe coming out that meets at a "T" with another hose going across and down under the headlights. That pipe off the back of the airbox is the mass air sensor (it has a harness plugged in).

Posted on Mar 27, 2009


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SOURCE: Unstable idle,rpm limited to 2500, 04 sentra se-r spec v

actually it works in battery. check the coil associated with the RPM meter or if your battery charge is low recharge it. You ll get it fixed :) Please rate this!!

Posted on Aug 16, 2009

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