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Automatic, Driving in 3rd

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Old 22 Feb 2003, 06:15 pm
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Default Automatic, Driving in 3rd

Hi Everyone,

I just have a quick question. On my automatic transmission there is an Overdrive and a 3rd and a 1st.. The 3rd seems to operate a lot like just regular drive. If I were to drive around town using 3rd will that hurt anything? I find it has more pep on 3rd, but I don't want to damage the car.


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Old 22 Feb 2003, 07:37 pm
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Driving around in 3rd won't hurt nothing except your gas mileage but keep your eye on the tach. If it gets anywhere near redline, you'll want to drop it into overdrive. There's about a 1000 rpm difference in 3rd and overdrive so you'll be driving around nearer the "power band" with a lower gear ratio and that's why you'll have more power when you put your foot down.

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