RPM goes all the way up

Tiny
LILJOSE23
  • MEMBER
  • 3 POSTS
  • 2008 FORD MUSTANG
  • 87,000 MILES

I got a 08 mustang v6 when I try to accelerate the rpm goes all the way up an the car doesn't seem to advance. Please help Rpm goes up when you try to accelerate an car doesn't seem to advance with the power you putting in it.

Do you
have the same problem?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 6:16 AM

9 Replies

Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
  • 77,158 POSTS

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

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:04 AM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
  • EXPERT
  • 6,258 POSTS

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:06 AM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
  • 77,158 POSTS

Auto or Manual tranny?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:38 AM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
  • EXPERT
  • 6,258 POSTS

Man, it's a Mustang. It better have a manual trans. Heheh

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:58 AM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
  • 77,158 POSTS

Flip the coin heads I win tails you lose- its an automatic lol

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:02 PM
Tiny
LILJOSE23
  • MEMBER
  • 3 POSTS

It's a manual 5speed.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 5:59 PM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
  • EXPERT
  • 6,258 POSTS

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.

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:16 PM
Tiny
RASMATAZ
  • MEMBER
  • 77,158 POSTS

The clutch is slipping and the clutch assembly needs replacing

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
Tiny
RIVERMIKERAT
  • EXPERT
  • 6,258 POSTS

I have to ask: You ARE putting it in gear, right?

Was this
answer
helpful?
Yes
No
Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

Please login or register to post a reply.

Recommended Guides