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Possible engine problem?

Ok. Not sure why I actually found this out, but when my Ranger is parked and I rev the engine, it only goes up to around 3000 RPM and it acts like it hits a rev limiter. When I'm in gear (such as first), I can take it up higher (although I haven't gotten it too high).

Then I tried the same thing in Neutral, and it acts like there's a limiter at around 3000 RPM.

Is something wrong? Or is it supposed to act this way? All my other cars and bikes have NEVER done this before.
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no your right its a limiter...
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My Ranger does the same thing. @ 3k rpms you've hit the limit.
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Yep, its a safety feature.
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what they said, it keeps idiots from blowing there motors
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Normal. Sorry no neutral drop burnouts for you.
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yeah, keeps you from throwing a rod. when transmission is in neutral the engine is not under any stress... i cant explain it really but basically if the engine isnt actually spinning the wheels, it can screw itself up at lower rpms
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Normal. Sorry no neutral drop burnouts for you.
thats when you go 20 in reverse then drop it down to drive or break torque it
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Interesting. None of my other cars have had it. It certainly sounded and felt like a limiter, so I wasn't TOO concerned about it.

Thankz guys.
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normal as can be... programers cant even lift it.... just the speed limiter
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normal as can be... programers cant even lift it.... just the speed limiter
A programmer will get rid of it.
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A programmer will get rid of it.
X2 it will
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ya my acura rsx type-s has the same thing. limited at 5000rpm but redline in gear is abot 7800rpm
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hey ranger, pics of the acura?
i had an 06 BOM type s

i miss that car...


but i love my truck
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