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post #1 of 10 Old 01-23-2014, 02:48 PM Thread Starter
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AW4 downshifting question

Not sure if this is a symptom or a feature...

When slowing to a stop with the transmission in OD, there is no discernible downshifting. It feels seamless all the way to a dead stop.

When doing so in drive ("3"), it is very noticeable that the transmission has shifted down to 2nd and then 1st.

This is happening while driving on "city" streets, slowing to a stop (not aggressively), during the last few car lengths before coming to a stop.

The trans fluid is in good condition and at the proper level...

Any thoughts (relevant to the topic!)?

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-23-2014, 02:59 PM
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It's a feature. Put it 1-2 you'll really feel it then
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Can't exactly be driving around at normal speeds in "1-2" now can I
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post #4 of 10 Old 01-24-2014, 03:37 PM
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Can't exactly be driving around at normal speeds in "1-2" now can I
Nope, but when slowing down you can I remember having my 35s chirp in dry pavement being in 1-2 when the tranny shifted to first.

One recommendation: do not use 1-2 in icy/ snowy weather

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Thankfully, there is no icy weather in the greater Los Angeles area
And this is happening while letting the transmission do the shifting.
The only difference is between being in "OD" and "3"...
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-27-2014, 08:20 AM
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not sure of the gearing difference when in a gear vs OD, but mine also does the free spin if your in OD slowing down.. just floats down.. but.. if your in a gear like 3rd, it downshifts... along those lines, my ford SD does the same thing, free spins slowing in OD, but slows you if in 3rd..

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Cool, thanks.
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post #8 of 10 Old 01-28-2014, 07:33 AM
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Do you guys call "D" OD or I'm missing a gear in mine!!?? Put it in D and drive. what am I missing?
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Do you guys call "D" OD or I'm missing a gear in mine!!?? Put it in D and drive. what am I missing?
OD is a popular cartoon character frequently used to adorn various parts of one's vehicle. He is a friend of the cartoon character Garfield.

OD Antenna Ball:
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Do you guys call "D" OD or I'm missing a gear in mine!!?? Put it in D and drive. what am I missing?
Unless your year is different than my 95, the "D" on the shifter plate has a circle around it, and when you drive with the shifter in this position, it allows the transmission to upshift into overdrive as needed. The "3" position limits it to the 1:1 ratio, which is often referred to as "drive", but I may have mis-used the term in this post/context
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