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Old 05-26-2003, 23:56   #1 (permalink)
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biggrin EF won't rev above 3500 RPM

About a year ago, I left a post about my 4.0L 5sp manual EF wagon not reving above 3500RPM. After putting up with this for a few years the problem was finally resolved recently. Turned out it was caused buy the cable between the speedo head and the ECU. In manufacture if there is not enough wire to make this cable they join two bits of wire by sending down high voltage burst to melt the two ends together. Anyway I am now having a ball blowing away boy racers (and quite a few crummydores) from the lights with my bog stock EF wagon.
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Old 05-27-2003, 00:01   #2 (permalink)
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Rollin had a problem where his car wouldn't rev out. Turned out to be a melted cat if I remember correctly. Rollin?
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Wow! That means ur car has never been above 3500rpm lol. Literally never been trashed.

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The car is a Aug 95 build, I bought it in 99. No one wanted it because it was a 5sp :oo1: It was running great for about a year, then it wouldn't rev over 3500. I was told everything from a rooted ECU to buy a new engine. The first mistake I made was taking it to a Ford dealer, they had the car two days and all they could come up with was "We dunno". Now it's fixed it's like a new car. I might even give it a wash this weekend
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Sorry guys I have posted this in the wrong area, DO'H.
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two days... HA! That's nothing. Ford had my car for about 2.5 months if i remember correctly. Then I got the "We dunno". They were really good though... didn't charge me for the work and were enthusiastic and professional.
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Wow! That means ur car has never been above 3500rpm lol. Literally never been trashed.

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I could count the times on 1 hand that I've taken my Au about 3500rpm. It doesn't really like it up there.
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Old 05-27-2003, 21:57   #8 (permalink)
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in my EF you can really feel the power come on between 3500 and4500, above that and the power drops off. I overtook a semi on the weekend, I was sitting behind him doing 80k, I changed back to third, reved it to 5000rpm, by then I was past the truck, so I changed to fourth, again reved to 5000rpm, then to fifth and backed off. I looked at the speedo, I was doing 160. Not bad for a bog stock wagon
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in my EF you can really feel the power come on between 3500 and4500, above that and the power drops off. I overtook a semi on the weekend, I was sitting behind him doing 80k, I changed back to third, reved it to 5000rpm, by then I was past the truck, so I changed to fourth, again reved to 5000rpm, then to fifth and backed off. I looked at the speedo, I was doing 160. Not bad for a bog stock wagon
A little more and you'd be on the speed limiter!
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Old 05-28-2003, 15:31   #10 (permalink)
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Speed limiter kicks in at 188. I have only ever done this once
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