Car won't go over 2000 RPM's in any gear. Please Help!

ford
explorer

#1

I have a 92 Ford Explorer 4 wheel drive with a 5 speed manual transmission. If I rev the engine in neutral everything is fine, but in any gear when I get up to about 2k RPMs the engine backs off suddenly and then after a few seconds will suddenly start accelerating again until about 2k RPM where it will happen again. I thought maybe the clutch was slipping but when this happens the engine won’t rev up when I pump the gas pedal. I replaced the Vehicle Speed Sensor and that made no difference. HELP!!!


#2

I’ll bet your having fuel starvation problems. Check the fuel pressure. I’ll bet it is low, and drops when you give it gas. I mean press the accelerator.


#3

A plugged or melted catalytic converter can do the same thing. I once drove a five speed Dakota with a plugged catalytic converter and it wouldn’t go over 20mph in any gear. Idled fine and all, but had no power or speed.