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Unread 04-01-2006, 08:32 PM   #1
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if i have a question, if you put it in neutral and rev the engine, will it go over 2000RPM? and generally, when the car is fine, does it have a lot of power or no? does it feel sluggish? and what do you mean it wont accelerate over 2000RPM.. does it accelrate but very very very slowly, does it cut off and feels really jerky?
when the car is fine it is very very powerful. it feels like the computer limits the acceleration. I noticed that the EML light doesnot come at all.
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When my car went into limp mode it wouldn't rev past 3k. It had sat for 3 weeks. However, when I turned the car off and turned it back on it reset itself.

That's interesting it resets trip meter...
it sound like it
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can you rev it past 2000RPM in neutral when it is doin it?
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I agree w/Terry the 12 cyls tend to act that way when they go into "limp" mode. Basically shuts down 6 cyls and explains rev limits. Unless you have access to alot of test equipment I'ld have it to the "stealer" or a good reputable shop equipped to diagnose. You can throw mega-bucks replacing parts only to find it was a ground or contact problem. A simple check is test your battery voltage level when it goes into rev limit mode - a low battery, especially in a 12cyl can react like this (including resetting trip meter)
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