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Old 23 Feb 2012, 09:44 am
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I bought a new 2006 PT for my wife and never really paid much attention to the features or lack of them. We had rented PT's for vacation 2 years in a row and liked them well enough to buy a new one in '06.

Unfortunately, it doesn't have overdrive. I almost never drive it and she doesn't complain about it, probably due to a lack of mechanical awareness. Did the newer ones ever get OD or is that too much for the 4 banger to deal with? The gas mileage on the PT is really nothing to rave about.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 10:47 am
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Not sure about the '06 but with my '08 automatic overdrive was an option not standard... at least with the base model which is what I have.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 10:58 am
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What you mean "no overdrive" ? It has only three speeds?
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 11:23 am
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What you mean "no overdrive" ? It has only three speeds?
Yep, just 3.

Well, I just looked it up on line and it seems that it is a 4 speed overdrive. I will have to drive it again because I would swear it only has 3 speeds plus lockup.

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Old 23 Feb 2012, 11:40 am
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Yep, just 3.

Well, I just looked it up on line and it seems that it is a 4 speed overdrive. I will have to drive it again because I would swear it only has 3 speeds plus lockup.
So you have a problem. They all came with 4 speeds.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 11:53 am
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So you have a problem. They all came with 4 speeds.
yep as you say... all came with 4 and the 4th is the overdrive but in my GT i can noticed a little change in 4th just a little... I think is the OD... when in D... but when in Autostick and hit the 4th I don notice nothing
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 01:15 pm
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Know nothing about Auto's, is there an OD lockout switch????
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 02:10 pm
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Know nothing about Auto's, is there an OD lockout switch????
No. I have one on my 2006 Ram, but none on the PT.
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Old 23 Feb 2012, 02:12 pm
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yep as you say... all came with 4 and the 4th is the overdrive but in my GT i can noticed a little change in 4th just a little... I think is the OD... when in D... but when in Autostick and hit the 4th I don notice nothing
You might be feeling the TC lockup. The RPM will drop by a couple of hundred or so.
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