1997 3.2 L V6 mpg way too low.

08-09-2013, 01:28 PM
what type of gas mileage is everyone getting with their v6 3.2l. I'm getting a little over 3 13 miles per gallon which includes highway and city. the truck does run Idled pretty high. meaning that when you tap the gas in park it practically roars. I don't have any fancy equipment but it sounds almost like this thing is sucking in a ton of air every time you mash the gas. 13 miles per gallon is unacceptable for my daily back and forth commute. I mainly just want to hear how many miles you guys are getting mine is a 97 model.

08-09-2013, 09:26 PM
It sounds like your fan clutch is locked and doesn't disengage? The rushing of air could be the fan sucking air through the radiator.

08-09-2013, 10:33 PM
Wtf did I write. The truck doesn't idle high. It idles just fine but it does roar when you nah the gas. Even traveling slowly down the street the car roars as if I'm punching it but I'm barely moving. It's not a transmission thing. Also it should say 13.3 miles per gallon. Sorry about that.

08-10-2013, 11:45 AM
There was a recent post here about a loud engine and low MPG that was due to plugged cats. The engine was blowing exhaust gases out the intake due to the plugged cats.


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