I got this new Ford Five Hundred with the 6-speed. The service
department did not seem to know what to say. They tried to contact the
service manager but he was gone for the day.
I would appreciate any advice on gearing down this 6-speed automatic.
Its only got Low, Drive, Reverse and Park on the selector. I heard
something about using low gear above 30 mph. I tried that coming down a
overpass and the revs quickly went to over 4000 rpm.
I wonder what would happen at 40 and 45 like I did in other automatics
that had a Overdrive button to shut off for 3rd gear and a 2nd on the
Thanks for any advice.
Something to consider....
Brake pads are cheap. A transmission is not.
Your car's transmission should downshift on its own due to its
programming. Chevrolet Allisons will do this, as kind of a poor man's
"Jake Brake", but those are for trucks carrying heavy loads.
Is there some reason you feel the need to downshift? Is it icy/slippery
Just a query.
Rotors are not cheap. I have a '93 Ranger with 126K miles, on the
original rotors and second set of front pads.
If they make rotors so cheap that they wear THAT fast, then times have
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