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Old 01-28-2016, 07:26 PM   #31
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If your trany is searching / changing gears a lot. Then you turn OFF OD. the constantly hunting of gears will overheat your trany. Run in a gear that will hold, except on hill. expect it to shift down on long, or steep hills.
I see "turn off OD" a lot on this forum. But my Owners Manual doesn't even contain the word "overdrive" or "over drive," let alone talk about turning it "off."

What I think you mean is take it out of Drive and put it in the next lower gear, as my Owners Manual says:

D (Drive) can be used when towing a trailer, carrying a
heavy load, driving on steep hills, or for off-road
driving. You might want to shift the transmission to a
lower gear selection if the transmission shifts too often.

I know as a new truck owner a couple of years ago, this was very confusing for me for awhile. Does ANY truck have a switch that "turns off overdrive?"
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Usually a button located on the gear shift selector, press it and a light on dash should appear "OD OFF" or switch/button stating "Tow/Haul" mode.
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Usually a button located on the gear shift selector, press it and a light on dash should appear "OD OFF" or switch/button stating "Tow/Haul" mode.
My '06 GMC Sierra, 5.3, 4x4, 3.42 gears, when in "D" is in overdrive. To get it out of overdrive I drop it down one gear ( "3" on the gearshift indicator)
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I too had a hard time adjusting to the increased RPM's! Just turn the radio up!
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Usually a button located on the gear shift selector, press it and a light on dash should appear "OD OFF" or switch/button stating "Tow/Haul" mode.
I have no such button. Diesels only?
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My '06 GMC Sierra, 5.3, 4x4, 3.42 gears, when in "D" is in overdrive. To get it out of overdrive I drop it down one gear ( "3" on the gearshift indicator)

The "D" is in the circle or oval, there is also D1 & D2. But yes you're right.
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I have no such button. Diesels only?

Hey roo, what's the year, make and model?
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Hey roo, what's the year, make and model?
In my signature. As I said, my owners manual doesn't even say overdrive.
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Its a 6 speed correct, I think that was the first year for it? If so just put it in D and go, use the tow haul only when in hill country or towing something heavy.
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