overdrive

Asked by Feb 12, 2007 at 10:39 AM about the 2001 Lexus RX 300 Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

when driving the rx300, should the O/D off display on the panel or not? I am not sure how to use the o/d

3 Answers

29,645

Gortiz the light should be off in the dash. I don't remember if that means that it is engaged or not but I do remember that for normal driving there should be no light, that is on, on the dash. Does that make sense? No light on dash. Thats it.

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.

Thanks. But the engine does not go over 2,000 RPMs when the light is off. Is this the way it's supposed to be. I just feel like my car sounds like it is forcing itself

29,645

yeah thats not normal. The purpose of overdrive is to extend the gear ratios so that you get more power at higher rpms out of a lower gear, so the fact that is stays at 2000rpms means something is wrong. It would make the engine louder but it should go over 2000 rpms.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

RX 300

Looking for a Used RX 300 in your area?

CarGurus has 956 nationwide RX 300 listings starting at $1,250.

ZIP:

Search Lexus RX 300 Questions

Lexus RX 300 Experts

#1 Rx300_21001
Rx300_21001
Reputation 1,710
#2 John Orlando
John Orlando
Reputation 920
#3 mrsvirtuous
mrsvirtuous
Reputation 600
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Highlander
649 Great Deals out of 27,570 listings starting at $2,988
Used Acura MDX
390 Great Deals out of 15,876 listings starting at $2,295
Used Toyota Camry
1,450 Great Deals out of 100,212 listings starting at $700
Used Toyota RAV4
1,083 Great Deals out of 54,615 listings starting at $1,999
Used Honda CR-V
1,262 Great Deals out of 74,066 listings starting at $1,650
Used Toyota 4Runner
381 Great Deals out of 20,186 listings starting at $2,995
Used Lexus ES 300
13 Great Deals out of 1,051 listings starting at $2,499
Used Honda Accord
1,189 Great Deals out of 77,750 listings starting at $969
Used Lexus LX 470
13 Great Deals out of 304 listings starting at $4,500

Used Cars For Sale

2003 Lexus RX 300 Base For Sale
34 listings starting at $4,200
2002 Lexus RX 300 Base For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 74 listings starting at $3,200
2001 Lexus RX 300 Base For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 49 listings starting at $3,495