WHAT DOES 4 MEAN ON THE GEAR SHIFT

Asked by Feb 11, 2017 at 12:54 AM about the 2003 Lexus ES 300 Base

Question type: General

FOR A LEXUS 300ES. DOES 4 ON THE GEAR SHIFT MEAN 4TH GEAR OR
4 WHEEL DRIVE???

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probably 4th gear . you could start out in 1st and it wouldn't shift out of that gear till you put it in 2nd , if you put it in 3rd it would shift normally up until that gear , all this is not recommended However , lets say you have a car full of people and you're going up hills and what not you could put it in 3rd so that it wasn't hitting 4th and "bogging down " ie. My kid was driving and not going fast enough to climb winding hills , the trans kept going into 4th , then having no power ,and dropping down to 3rd to make the grade , I put it in 3rd and the rpms stayed high enough to climb . Some trannys will have problems in lower gears when you come to a stop so like I said this is not recommended but I hope you understand ..

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