Overdrive on or off

Asked by Apr 17, 2016 at 10:58 PM about the Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

So I'm somewhat confused on the 1999 Dodge
Ram 1500 3.9 to do I need to have the overdrive
button highlighted or lit in the off position?

3 Answers

5,565

I do believe that your vehicle must be going at least 35 or so...brake pedal NOT with the weight of a foot on it and steady speed....then engage...this is how I've seen this fussiness...perhaps your particular complaints go against these precursors~

11,550

James, I believe the overdrive will default to on when you turn the vehicle off. under most circumstances and most driving you will just leave it alone. the trans knows what to do. If you were driving at low speeds a lot in hilly country, or maybe towing something or hauling a bit of a load, you might want to turn overdrive off, but most of the time it takes care of itself.

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97,105

If your below 45MPH, or towing, or a load in the bed, do not use overdrive, you will fry the transmission. HTH

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