it depends on where you are driving. If you are just driving around town, you should probably turn the overdrive off, because it will cause the engine to run at very low revolutions per minute, which is not good for it. If you are driving on the freeway, then you should have the overdrive on, because it will save you fuel. However, if you are in hilly terrain, turn the overdrive off, so that the engine will be running fast enough to climb the hills without the vehicle slowing way down. Practice turning the overdrive off just before you start up a hill, and give the vehicle the gas to get its speed up before you get to the hill. This way, you can maintain freeway speeds. When you reach the top of the hill, turn the overdrive on again. Most transmissions today are set up to shift up as quickly as possible, even around town, to make them seem more fuel efficient. I have had a vehicle shift into overdrive at 20 miles per hour, but as soon as I gave it a little gas, it would shift down again, usually a couple of gears. Consistantly driving an engine at low RPM's results in carbon deposits in the engine, fouling of anti-pollution equipment, and poor gas milage. By turning the overdrive off in town, you can help to prevent these effects, and save yourself money on garage bills.
No. You should not drive in overdrive all the time.
You can identify whether or not your 1997 Ford Explorer has an overdrive drum sensor by looking at the identification tag on the transmission. The identification tag will list the overdrive drum sensor.
The 1996 Ford Explorer overdrive sensor can be found on the right hand side of the transmission. The overdrive sensor will be near the front of the transmission.
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On a 1998 Ford Explorer, Overdrive Band Failed Off means that the vehicle did not shift into Overdrive properly. The band for this gear should be serviced soon.
Overdrive allowed is the NORMAL position
because it's a 1997 ford explorer
On a 1995 Ford Explorer : Overdrive is the normally allowed position If you don't want the transmission to use overdrive ( such as when towing something , or if you are driving in hilly country where you notice the transmission is constantly shifting from overdrive to drive ) push the button on the end of your gear shift lever and the ( O/D OFF light should be lit up in your dash )
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On the 4x4 equipped , 6 cylinder , 1997 Ford Explorer , it is a dial type switch located in the center stack of the dash just to the left of the radio
Yes it will but the front drive line will be different and the wire harness is different
Overdrive is the normally allowed position in a Ford Explorer automatic transmission , once the vehicle speed is fast enough ( my Ford Explorer is 50 MPH ) the automatic transmission will automatically shift into overdrive
No, something is wrong.
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On a 1997 Ford Explorer : ( the electric fuel pump is INSIDE the fuel tank )
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Overdrive is the normally allowed position ( it won't shift into overdrive until the speed is fast enough )
four wheel drive low ========================================================= I know that on my Ford EXPLORER the automatic transmission shifts into overdrive around ( 50 miles per hour / 80 kilometers per hour )
The 2014 Ford Explorer has front wheel drive.
The 2005 Ford Explorer has rear wheel drive.
The 2007 Ford Explorer has rear wheel drive.
The 2008 Ford Explorer has rear wheel drive.
The 2002 Ford Explorer has rear wheel drive.