Will it damage the transmission to drive with the overdrive on?

Asked by Jul 18, 2015 at 11:18 AM about the 2004 Ford Escape XLS

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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No. matter of fact you normally drive with Overdrive on except if you are going up or down a steep grade, especially with a heavy load of passengers and cargo, and some folks kick it out of O/D driving around town when you don't get over 45 or so. But at highway speeds it should be 'on' it gives you an extra gear

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