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3k RPMs normal?

Discussion in '2nd Gen 4Runners (1990-1995)' started by 2ndgenrunner94, Apr 28, 2019.

  1. Apr 28, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    Hi! I have a second gen 4runner that just got some transmission work done. Its running great on city roads but once on the highway she downshifts to 3rd gear and the RPMs stay at about 3000 while doing 65 or so. Is it normal for her to run at 3k RPMs?
     
  2. Apr 28, 2019 at 11:02 AM
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    She has days where she goes into 4th on the highway and the rpms will stay a little below 2000 at about 80 MPH. Some days in 4th she will downshift to 3 and have the issues I mentioned before.
     
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    I would say that’s not normal how long since the rebuild?
     
  4. Apr 28, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    3 months minimum. She’s running a lot better than before the work was done but she has that one thing I don’t really like
     
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    I’d take it back and let them know the issue
     
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    Idk man, I have a 92 3.0 5sp and I'm 5th gear on the freeway I'm at 3k rpm at 65mph. It really sucks
     
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    It really does suck. When she’s in the right gear she runs amazing. When she’s At high revs I feel like the engines gonna blow.
     
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    Try adjusting the detent cable.
     
  9. Jul 30, 2020 at 3:55 PM
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    At 65 mine is at 3k also. Has always been that way.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2020 at 5:05 PM
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    Mine is the same, 3000-3300 in traffic 65-70 mph. Not long ago I got behind a big ole ford on the backside of MT Potosi and stayed with him all the way into Pahrump, 95 mph at 4300 rpm. That’s in 5th gear. .
     
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    It doesn't sound like you have a major issue. Keep in mine its a 3.0 and stock its way low on power so it downshifts to maintain speed. Its pretty typical on the stock 3.0's with automatic trans. After my engine rebuild with improvements it is much better but with my RTT on and pulling a trailer it will downshift from overdrive to maintain 65.
    My guess is that it's normal.
     
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