High RPM's in gear

Tiny
KENZ93PROBE
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  • 1993 FORD PROBE
  • 2.5L
  • V6
  • 2WD
  • MANUAL
  • 184,110 MILES
I just bought this car (GT model) runs great but has high rpm's in gear. Not so much where the rpm's are going up and my speed is not that is fine my clutch was replaced about two years ago. The issue I am having is I run through the gears like nobody's business. I am in third gear at 35 mph is that normal for this car? This is also the first manual I have owned.
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Tuesday, August 7th, 2018 AT 9:39 PM

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Tiny
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Hi and thanks for using 2CarPros. Com.

As far as the speed vs gear, that does not sound out of the ordinary. When you are in third gear and going 35, how many RPM's is the engine running at?

Let me know.

Joe
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 AT 7:12 PM
Tiny
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Okay. At 35 mph in third my rpm's are about at 2,500 to 3,000. I will do a video when I get off work and post it to see. Maybe it is my inexperience with manual cars.
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Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 AT 11:27 PM
Tiny
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Hi, that does seem a bit high as far as the rpm. However, I have a six speed in my truck and just tested it and it is really close. At 35 mph, I was at 2200. When you are at highway speed (60 mph) and in the highest gear, you should be around 2,000 rpm. Is that what you are experiencing?
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Friday, August 10th, 2018 AT 6:34 PM

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