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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 4:54 pm 
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Hey guys, was rushing to my exit the other day on the freeway at about 120km/h. And at that speed it's like I was stuck, there was this horrible grinding noise from the gears, and I tried to "drive" through it", and I sort of did. Anyway, it holds me back real good, almost like the speed is limited to 120 or some s**t. Any idea?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:27 pm 
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Could have something to do with your ECU...or maybe u have a problem wif ur engine...or gearbox...
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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 8:53 pm 
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I have never heard of anything like that. I have been witness to much higher than 120 on the freeway so you are the unluckiest person going round if the factory gave you a 120 km limit.

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 9:05 pm 
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where abouts was the noise coming from, diff or trans?

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 10:05 pm 
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dvyvan wrote:
where abouts was the noise coming from, diff or trans?
Missus in the passengers seat. :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Sep 22, 2005 11:54 pm 
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seton005 wrote:
dvyvan wrote:
where abouts was the noise coming from, diff or trans?
Missus in the passengers seat. :lol:


Lol. But yeah, hard to say. Felt like the trans to me, because it felt like I was fighting it to get past that speed.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:11 am 
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fyi, the factory speed limiter, isn't very harsh, no concerning noises.

Something else is amiss.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 12:36 am 
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data_mine wrote:
fyi, the factory speed limiter, isn't very harsh, no concerning noises.

Something else is amiss.


I'll say this, when shifting up, down, whatever, the transmission is extremely smooth, works a treat.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:17 am 
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ANy chance it was in Limp home Mode? Does limit at 3 gear, as in wont go above 3rd, or is it at a speed?

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:19 am 
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ANy chance it was in Limp home Mode? Does limit at 3 gear, as in wont go above 3rd, or is it at a speed?


Don't know what that is, feel free to explain. But no, it's definately made it's way to fourth mate (it is as speed).

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 5:33 am 
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"Limp home mode" is a safety feature built into the auto for when it gets too hot. It basically locks the tranny in third allowing you to literally "limp home". IIRC, it's signified by the "econ" light on your dash flashing.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 11:45 am 
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Also happens if the speedo signal doesn't make it to the ECU. (ie. a sender, cluster or wiring issue).

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 4:57 pm 
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get your catalytic converter looked at. could be blocked. i had an ea once that at higher speed just got louder and didn't really go anywhere and it turned out to be blocked cat.

 

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Posted: Fri Sep 23, 2005 8:24 pm 
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Okay, thanks for the responses guys.

 

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