Where is the overdrive switch on a 95 Geo Prizm or What could the OD off light indicate?
I have a 1996 Prizm LSI and the OD switch is a small round button on the side of the shift lever. You could have accidentally switched it off and that is why you get the light.
When you engage the overdrive then after a few seconds it starts to flick on the dash board what will be the problem?
Overdrive relay switch behind the middle air vents..... Manual Transmission: the wires sometimes break if it is the type with the button on the gear/knob/ stick........... if it is a manual transmission.......the switch on the gearbox which tells when 4th gear is engaged can be faulty.....and will not allow the overdrive to engaged.
I just took my 97 in to have the switch fixed. Not only was the switch not the problem but is worst now. The overdrive will not shut off and the ford dealer charged me 800 dollars to break the overdrive. Make sure you have a switch problem. I could not find much information in my manual which is why I took it to the dealer who then shafted me.
Why is the button not working on automatic gearshift Nissan 300ZX to allow car to go into overdrive?
If its not the shift solenoids what could prevent the transmission from shifting into third gear and overdrive?
Count the number of times it shifts. You could also ask a Chevy dealer, or do a Google search with the term "1998 Chevy Prizm Specifications". You should be able to look at the shift indicator and count them. Park, Neutral and Reverse don't count, Does it have 1 2 3 D, 1 2 D OD, or just 1 2 D? A 98 Prism with overdrive (4 spd automatic) will have a thumb buton on…
You could use the overdrive all the time, it cuts down on fuel consumption, with no major noticeable effect on power. If you choose to keep it off... You will need to turn it on when cruising above 40-45 MPH, it's actually the higher gear on the Automatic Transmission, very similar to 5th gear on stick shift.