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Old 11-01-2011, 05:02 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Quiplet View Post
Thanks for all the interest. I guess my idea of just 'feeling' the correct OD on or off is not the best way to go. However, if I use the OD off status while pulling weight on hill, then what is the purpose of the D2 and D3? Sorry I'm so ignorant about all this, just call me the little old lady from Pasadena.
"OD off" prevents the car from going into the highest gear. If you are climbing a steep hill with OD ON, you will notice the vehicle will lose speed despite your stepping on the gas pedal harder. If you step on it hard enough the A/T will compensate by downshifting into a lower gear to provide more power at a higher engine RPM.

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