That Is The Way Overdrive on your vehicle is designed to operate. Consider Yourself Lucky, You Are Not Overloading The Transmission By It Not Shifting Into Overdrive Until 45 MPH If It Shifted Into OD At A Lower Speed Say 25 to 30 MPH It Would Put Too Much Load On The Transmission That Most Likely It Would Fail Before Long.
If it has overdrive use it! it is a "highway gear" it will make no difference what so ever until you get up to speed then it will shift into overdrive and save you gas!
you probably have a button or switch to turn overdrive on and off, it may be on the end of your shift lever, you probably want to keep the overdrive on, save you some gas, hope i helped
Overdrive means the wheels are turning faster than the engine so gas is saved, (5th gear would be overdrive) however if you want to accelerate quickly you will have to shift into a lower gear which would make the engine turn faster than the wheels.
bad filter and fluid,bad front pump,or the overdrive is going out common problem when using overdrive in the city limits meant for the highway start and always stoping not good to be in overdrive cant stress enough here at the house until she spent $3770.00 dollars dont have to tell her anymore
The only reason not to leave it in overdrive would be if you are towing and going uphill. The car's computer will tell the transmission when to shift safely, but when under a very heavy load it may shift a lot. I usually only take overdrive off when I am towing going up hills where the grade changes frequently. If you are unsure, then it is better to keep it in overdrive all of the time and let the computer do the calculating. Fords actually have a pretty good system in place to remember how you drive so the computer will make the ride most comfortable.
Sounds like an overdrive problem. The transmission is kicking in and out of overdrive causing it to overwork and get too hot. turn the overdrive off and try it.
The year, make and model info would help.
i think it would because it would make the gear shift better and lube them and help it
You will have to get a new intake manifold that will fit a 350 with vortec heads. For the tranny to shift correctly including going into overdrive there is a vacuum kit you can get, but it will only work on some overdrive trannys. A company like Summit should be able to help you with the correct answers. If you can not get a kit for your tranny then you could always locate a 700R out of a earlier model truck.
The Montana not shifting into overdrive could be caused by several things. First, check the computer codes for any possible problems. Make sure that the transmission fluid is full and does not look or smell burnt. If the vehicle has high mileage, the transmission filter could need changing.
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