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Old 04-23-2008, 03:53 PM   #1  
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Does anyone use 3rd, 2nd & 1st gears on the Automatic transmissions? Does anyone gear down (Engine Breaking)using these gears? Is engine breaking bad?
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:22 PM   #2  
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I do not engine "Brake" in my auto.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:24 PM   #3  
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Does anyone use 3rd, 2nd & 1st gears on the Automatic transmissions? Does anyone gear down (Engine Breaking)using these gears? Is engine breaking bad?
Last timeI checked BRAKE pads were pretty cheap.While I haveno proof that engine BRAKING increases wear on the auto trans, I also can`t find a logical reason to do it on a regular basis. Is it a "Ricky Racer" kind of thing?
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I would say engine breaking is very bad. Probably wouldnt run if it broke.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:28 PM   #6  
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LOL Whats the purpose of those other gears anyway? I know its in the manual and maybe even posted on here somewhere but, ahhhhhhhhhhh I dont feel like searching right now[:'(]
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:29 PM   #7  
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bump - where in Virginia are you from cartel?
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:37 PM   #8  
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Oh No, dont get me wrong. I dont ever plan on breaking that way, even though the owner manual seem's to say it can be done.....I was reading the owners Manual and it talks about engine breaking. Im just trying to clarify this...I highlighted it in Red......

3 (Third)
This position allows for third gear only.
Provides engine braking.
To return to D (Drive) without Overdrive, move the transmission shift
lever into the D (Drive) position.
Selecting 3 (Third) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to
downshift to third gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
2 (Second)
This position allows for second gear only.
Provides engine braking.
Use to start-up on slippery roads.
To return to D (Drive) without Overdrive or 3 (Third), move the
transmission shift lever into the D (Drive) or 3 (Third) position.
Selecting 2 (Second) at higher speeds will cause the transmission to
downshift to second gear at the appropriate vehicle speed.
1 (First)
This position allows for first gear only.
Provides maximum engine braking.
Will not downshift into first gear at high speeds; will cause the
transmission to downshift to a lower gear, then allows for first gear
when the vehicle reaches slower speeds.
Forced downshifts
Allowed in Overdrive or Drive.
Depress the accelerator to the floor.
Allows transmission to select an appropriate gear.
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow
If your vehicle gets stuck in mud or snow, it may be rocked out by
shifting between forward and reverse gears, stopping between shifts in a
steady pattern. Press lightly on the accelerator in each gear.
Do not rock the vehicle if the engine is not at normal operating
temperature or damage to the transmission may occur.
Do not rock the vehicle for more than a minute or damage to the
transmission and tires may occur, or the engine may overheat.
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Old 04-23-2008, 04:45 PM   #9  
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yeah it provides engine braking (see the spelling i used there) if you lose your brakes or something. Its not meant to be used otherwise, the car will know when to downshifting and do the braking on its own....
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