Will your ranger go past 3k rpm in park or neutral
I pegged the gas pedal today on the Ranger while it was in park and it would not go above 3k rpm.
I looked all through out the Ford manual and the only reference I could find was that the rev limiter kicks in at 6500 rpm. I thought I had read somewhere the rev limiter on the Ford 3.0 ranger is set at 5700 rpm.
Well, I checked the revs in park and nuetral both at 1000 rpm = nice and smooth, next 1500 rpm = nice and smooth, next 2000 rpm = smooth, next bumped up to 2500 = nice and smooth, then I tried 3000 rpm and the motor shook and stumbled.
I repeated this several times and it started a few times at 3000 and then a few times it didn't start until 3200 rpm.
My question is - is this a powertrain protection strategy and the rev limiter is kicking in or do I have a problem I need to locate?