RPM GOES ALL THE WAY UP

  • Tiny
  • liljose23
  • 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.

Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 6:16 AM

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

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:04 AM
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  • rivermikerat
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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.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:06 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Auto or Manual tranny?

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:38 AM
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  • rivermikerat
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Man, it's a Mustang. It better have a manual trans. Heheh

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:58 AM
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  • rasmataz
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Flip the coin heads I win tails you lose- its an automatic lol

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 12:02 PM
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  • liljose23
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It's a manual 5speed.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 5:59 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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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.

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 7:16 PM
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  • rasmataz
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The clutch is slipping and the clutch assembly needs replacing

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 9:51 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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I have to ask: You ARE putting it in gear, right?

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Monday, January 23rd, 2012 AT 10:05 PM

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