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Will not go into overdrive automatic - 1987 Ford Ranger

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  • joy ledward Oct 29, 2008

    when i press overdrive button it doesnt work

  • grayella Dec 01, 2008

    cant get the overdrive button to work just wont go in overdrive

  • EscapeArtist Jan 12, 2009

    For an automatic, I am told that the friction material from the torque converter disintegrates and messes up the tranny at around 120,000mi. Ours does the same thing. I am investigating what repair I want to do instead of tranny replacement, if possible.
    -B

  • EscapeArtist May 11, 2010

    You are used to getting 9 mpg...

    the rest of us bought a compact because we want closer to 20mpg. For that, you need overdrive.


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Even as a f350 heavy duty diesel owner i pull a 33 foot trailer i never use my over drive ,its to hard on the tranny.your tranny will last longer, so DONT use overdrive

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