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Why does my 2001 Ford Ranger XLT throttle back at 3200 RPM when in park but does fine on the road?

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04/06/2008

The powertrain control module cuts back on the fuel to limit RPM to prevent damage to the engine when it is in gear - at a much higher RPM , but also cuts back on the fuel at a much lower RPM when not in gear and there is no load on the engine