22 November, 2013

Drive Systems

I drive a 2002 ford Taurus V6 automatic which I'd 18mpg, and I feel like I'm my car guzzles gas like crazy, there are 3 drives, a D in a highligted orange square another D and a1. Any help please. Essentially — you should drive in either D and never 1, the orange highlighted D is the highest gear, it has the over drive which allows it to shift into the highest possible gear, typically this is the D you should use, the other D can be used but is mostly used for pulling or carrying heavy loads, the 1 is a very low gear and used when stuck in mud or snow , it's very slow and should never be used unless needed.

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  1. Lyz Durham5 November 16, 2013 at 11:59 pm #
    Highlighted D, that is overdrive. Check your fuel/air filters, and plugs, that rig should not be getting more than 18 to the gallon.
  2. Harpy Burbank November 17, 2013 at 12:00 am #
    Waste 5 bucks and try some good injector cleaner
  3. Dharmu Nesmith November 17, 2013 at 8:03 am #
    D around town, D in the highlighted orange square for highway.
  4. Mindy RR November 17, 2013 at 11:18 am #
    Those are different speeds. Like first gear second gear and third. Do you know how to drive manual. Thats towing / snow / hill options then there is overdrive those have a push button switch most of times.
  5. Bright Eyes November 17, 2013 at 12:32 pm #
    D is used more for the city. . Like when you are going to be using the brake constantly. . . D1 is used more for the highway, when you are rarely going to. Be using the brake. . . . If your car is guzzling gas more than normal than get it checked, it prob has something wrong or needs a tuneup
  6. Karen Smith669 November 17, 2013 at 3:17 pm #
    All the advice is good, however 18 MPG isn't bad for that car. I doubt that you can significantly improve the milage. Don't pay any attention to factory milage claims; mainly you get about half of the advertized numbers.
  7. Marcalo866 November 17, 2013 at 3:35 pm #
    For every day driving you should run in overdrive . That orange drive is the overdrive . If your pulling something then use regular drive .