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Posted 22 July 2003 - 02:31 PM
What does the Manual button on the shift lever do??
I can't seem to get it do anything.
Posted 22 July 2003 - 11:40 PM
Posted 23 July 2003 - 01:56 AM
Posted 23 July 2003 - 06:54 AM
The manual button has some controversy as two what its function is. But I'm here to disavow any of those rumors. Firstly, the automatic transmission normally runs a power split of 90% front 10% rear. This is under normal driving conditions. Secondly, the manual button ONLY works when the shift lever indicator is in the positions "3" or "2".
Ok, so you're ready to hear what this thingy does. It is a very primitive version of traction control. When the shift lever is either 3 or 2, and the manual button is depressed, it will keep the transmission from going into first gear. By doing this, you have less torque, more evenly distributed power, and a less chance to slip and slide around.
So to recap, when the shift lever is in the 2 position the transmission stays in 2nd gear. When the shift lever is in the 3 position the transmission chooses between 2nd and 3rd gear. If the shift lever is any other position then the two above, the manual button does absolutely positively nothing
Posted 23 July 2003 - 12:34 PM
Posted 23 July 2003 - 01:01 PM
Posted 24 July 2003 - 12:25 AM
Just idle curiosity, I highly doubt I'll ever have a Sube automatic (or anything else automatic either).
Posted 24 July 2003 - 06:37 AM
I can't speak for how the XT's system worked though...
Posted 01 August 2003 - 03:44 AM
PS: I tried direct e-mail since this one was so old but the system would not recognize your e-address.
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