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Old 01-01-2012, 06:09 PM
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Default top speed ??????

I have a 1994 4.0, little tired , done its first 165000 miles.

I drive mostly interstate ( West Virginia hills ), love my truck but can rarely get 60 mph, thats downhill no load.

Guess I'll be safe from speeding tickets but I would have thought that 4.0 would get more.

Due for the first service since I bought it, can I expect much difference ?
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:18 PM
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Default Re: top speed ??????

i can hit 80 going up a slight hill with my fat ass in it, so theres something going on man...

tune up
oil change
seafoam

should pep it up a lil bit
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Old 01-01-2012, 06:43 PM
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http://www.fordrangerforum.com/how-s...ttle+cable+mod

Click the above link and check your throttle cable under your dash. If you lift the peddle away from the floor, and there is a gap between the spring and the end "stopper" on the throttle cable, do the mod as described in the link.
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:23 PM
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Default Re: top speed ??????

yea mine has 130k and i have no prob hitting my speedlimiter which is 100. do a tuneup man
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Old 01-01-2012, 07:25 PM
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Default Re: top speed ??????

ya just try throttle cable mod and seafoam / tune-ups. what you're saying sounds exactly how my 2.3l I4 goes so something's up, driven plenty of 4.0s anyways
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Old 01-01-2012, 08:00 PM
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You should be able to haul ass UP hills. First check the throttle cable as described. Then move on with tune up items from there if it doesn't fix it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:21 PM
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Default Re: top speed ??????

I was in my ranger one time and my father was driving. (we went to a football game, so we switched off) And there was a sign that said the road was closing in 4 minutes.

We got close to 100 going uphill with me and him in there, trying to rush over there.

It scared the shit out of me.

The previous owner must have changed the speed limiter, just like he drilled holes in my airbox..
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Old 01-01-2012, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by english steve View Post
I have a 1994 4.0, little tired , done its first 165000 miles.

I drive mostly interstate ( West Virginia hills ), love my truck but can rarely get 60 mph, thats downhill no load.

Guess I'll be safe from speeding tickets but I would have thought that 4.0 would get more.

Due for the first service since I bought it, can I expect much difference ?
Ever see blue smoke coming out the back or hear a knocking sound ?
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Old 01-02-2012, 07:05 AM
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There is something seriously wrong there dude.........could be the throttle cable and tuneup. That's what I'd check first. But only making it to 60 is seriously under power.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:37 PM
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Default Re: top speed ??????

Thanks everyone, truck under 12 " snow right now but will investigate ASAP, no smoke or knocks so all seems promising
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:38 PM
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Most likely gonna be the throttle cable.
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Old 01-02-2012, 04:43 PM
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Most likely gonna be the throttle cable.
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