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Sid Hecker
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Post by Sid Hecker » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:11 am

2004 T-Bird has indications 1 2 3 4 5

Shift always goes to 5.
When is #4 position used?



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Re: Gearshift

Post by vince » Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:26 pm

5 is the overdrive gear. In all cars this is the weakest gear. Not a real problem in normal operation. It is one reason O/D in not used when towing anything, though not likely in your 'Bird. O/D typically comes in around 40-45mph. You might use '4' when you find yourself driving near those speeds for an interval and feel the tranny often hunting between gears.

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'66 Convertible, 428, in progress

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