WHY IS IT WHILE IN 2ND GEAR MY CAR HESITATES TO GO PAST 5000 RPMS?

  • Tiny
  • apac408
  • 1995 Honda Civic
  • 232,000 miles

My car doesn't really want to go past 5000 rpms while in 1st, 2nd, or 4th gear. I should also mention that my 3rd gear is out due to the synchronizers needing to be replaced. It also feels like the acceleration is slow trying to reach up to 5000 rpms.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 AT 2:40 AM

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  • hmac300
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Check engine vacuum at idle if at 15" or below check for a clogged converter.

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Tuesday, July 24th, 2012 AT 11:51 AM
  • Tiny
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I just got a new converter installed about a couple months ago so I don't think that would be it.

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 4:13 AM
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Scan for codes and check fuel pressure

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Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 AT 2:48 PM

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