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When should you use the od on a 1996 Contour?


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2015-07-17 17:37:54
2015-07-17 17:37:54

When the o/d light off light is on you are in drive on a auto and if the light is off it can go into o/d. Overdrive should be used at all times on the highway. Any time a speed of over 75kph is obtained and wants to be kept. unless pulling a trailer or climbing a hill. Which a contour will not do well at all. Od is for good mileage and less rpm on the engine which means longer lasting engine. If you are to be changing speeds often like from 30kph to 100kph and up and down, lock the od off. Switching constantly from od to drive is hard on the tranny. , I am doing this and handing out Halloween candy at the same time so kinda hard to do! Later


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You have a proble with the OD. Take it to a professional.

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If you are pulling a trailer you should use the D instead of the OD this will give you more power to the wheels. As for the other lower gears they would come in handy say if you lost your brakes and needed to decelerate other than that you should just put it in OD

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If you are talking about the automatic transmissions, the 1990 had a 3 spd w/OD. and if the 1996 has the same engine then it most likely has the 3 spd, but if the 1996 has the 2.4 liter engine then it most likely has the 4 spd w/OD.

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