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I GOT A 08 V6 WHEN I TRY TO ACCELERATE THE RPM GOES ALL THE WAY UP AN THE CAR DOESN'T SEEM TO ADVANCE. PLEASE HELP

2008 Ford Mustang • 87,000 miles

Rpm goes up when you try to accelerate an car doesn't seem to advance with the power you putting in it.
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Liljose23
January 23, 2012.



You sure the transmission is not slipping? If not check the exhaust system for restriction, also check the MAF and TPS sensors-

Rasmataz
Jan 23, 2012.
Could be a plugged catalytic converter or a slipping clutch. Try this: Start the engine and start moving. Between 5-10 MPH, shift to third gear. The engine should bog or die. If not, the clutch is slipping and needs to be replaced.

Rivermikerat
Jan 23, 2012.
Auto or Manual tranny?

Rasmataz
Jan 23, 2012.
Man, it's a Mustang. It better have a manual trans. Heheh

Rivermikerat
Jan 23, 2012.
Flip the coin heads I win tails you lose- its an automatic lol

Rasmataz
Jan 23, 2012.
It's a manual 5speed.

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Liljose23
Jan 23, 2012.
My test will tell you whether the clutch is bad. Our reference material says you have a hydraulic clutch system, which usually don't require adjustment.

Rivermikerat
Jan 23, 2012.
The clutch is slipping and the clutch assembly needs replacing

Rasmataz
Jan 23, 2012.
I have to ask: You ARE putting it in gear, right?

Rivermikerat
Jan 23, 2012.