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Old 02-27-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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dumb newb question

I have a 2001 TJ with an automatic transmission, and from what I understand they have 3 speeds.

My jeep shifts 3 times putting me in what seems to be 4th gear.

do the 3 speeds have OD or do I somehow have a 4 speed?

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:21 PM   #2
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I believe there is 3 speeds with an OD

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Old 02-27-2011, 03:59 PM   #3
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3 speeds and that what you call 4th shift is the torque converter locking up. Your 3rd gear is a direct connect 1:1 ratio. Overdrive would be .74:1 for example. The three speed autos are not an overdrive transmission.
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3 speeds and that what you call 4th shift is the torque converter locking up. Your 3rd gear is a direct connect 1:1 ratio. Overdrive would be .74:1 for example. The three speed autos are not an overdrive transmission.
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Old 02-27-2011, 06:12 PM   #5
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oh, alright. so thats my torque converter going when hitting around 45ish MPH.
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