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Old 06-23-2011, 06:55 PM
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Default 3000 rpm cut out

My 3.0 2003 Ranger cuts out (sounds like rev limiter) at 3000 rpm when in neutral and revving up. It doesn't do this under power. I previously replaced the CPS and spark plugs. The CEL went out and now there are no codes, but this problem persists. Could it be the MAF?
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:57 PM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

I believe it's designed that way.
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Old 06-23-2011, 06:58 PM
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yup all rangers have a limiter, no worries there
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:12 PM
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At 3k?
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:21 PM
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Yep, in neutral and park its limited to 3K

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Old 06-23-2011, 07:24 PM
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Yep, in neutral and park its limited to 3K

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patrick is right they cut out at three k if im not mistaken you need a tuner to get by this
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Old 06-23-2011, 07:44 PM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

OK, just thought there was a problem. Thanks guys.
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Old 06-23-2011, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

ford designed it so idiots wouldn't blow up the engine by revving it up, trying to look "cool"
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Old 06-24-2011, 09:57 PM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

Automatics only, Rangers with manual don't have a rev limiter. Oddly, my old 97 Taurus had a rev limiter around 4K.
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Old 03-12-2012, 09:56 AM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

Where can i locate the rev limitor on my 2002 ford ranger? It is equipped with a v-6 and automatic transmission.
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Old 03-12-2012, 10:01 AM
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Where can i locate the rev limitor on my 2002 ford ranger? It is equipped with a v-6 and automatic transmission.
Its programmed into the computer. You cant locate it.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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BUT GUYS, I was driving down the hwy when this ranger started lurching, cutting out, it is an automatic 4 l. I took in in this am and it ran fine, mechanic could find nothing wrong.

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Now running fine. I guess a glitch in the computer. will wait and see if problem returns. Thank you all for your replys.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:42 AM
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so its doing it when you're driving, not in park or neutral?
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:15 AM
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BUT GUYS, I was driving down the hwy when this ranger started lurching, cutting out, it is an automatic 4 l. I took in in this am and it ran fine, mechanic could find nothing wrong.

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Now running fine. I guess a glitch in the computer. will wait and see if problem returns. Thank you all for your replys.
Speed limiter maybe? Were you possibly going 90+ MPH?
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Old 03-13-2012, 11:26 AM
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Default Re: 3000 rpm cut out

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BUT GUYS, I was driving down the hwy when this ranger started lurching, cutting out, it is an automatic 4 l. I took in in this am and it ran fine, mechanic could find nothing wrong.

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Now running fine. I guess a glitch in the computer. will wait and see if problem returns. Thank you all for your replys.
What on earth does this have to do with an idle RPM limiter?????????

The computers don't generally glitch. They don't run windows. It's embedded firmware. More than likely the user glitched. Sounds like you were bouncing off the 95mph speed limiter.
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