Automatic Transmission - Overdrive




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suburbanlife866
06-25-2007, 07:28 AM
This may be a stupid question, but I am new to automatics. Does leaving my car in D vs D(with square around it) mean that the car will not shift into fourth gear, and only use the first 3 gears? I am confused :eek2:


performabuilt
06-25-2007, 07:44 AM
Ok you have 4 positions for forward gears the first one you come to after neutral has 1-2-3-4 and id ussually marked D or OD, The next back has 1-2-3 and is marked 3 OR D so if you mean this one then yes you would only have three gears.
Hope this helps

suburbanlife866
06-25-2007, 12:09 PM
which is really better to drive in? D or Overdrive? (one with square around d)


performabuilt
06-25-2007, 12:28 PM
Well OD the one with square really the only time you generally would want to use D is like driving down mountains etc.

suburbanlife866
06-25-2007, 05:36 PM
k thanks for the help!