Alright I have a feeling when this one gets answered I am going to hide in shame but "the "R" stands for reverse" I need to ask.
I have been shopping for a used FJ for a about 6 months now and may have finally found one, I took one for a test drive today and am a bit confused.
On the shifter (not exact picture but similar to the one below) there is 4D and once the shifter has gotten to that point you can slide it left or right and on the console, also pictured it displays as 4 or D depending on the selection.
Am I correct in assuming that the D = overdrive on for highway driving?
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while were asking newb questions i got one, whats the difference between the 4d-2l compared to the hi-lo on the smaller shifter on an automatic? Every car ive driven had the hi-lo switch below the stereo so im not familiar with this set up. Thanks
The FJC allows you to use anywhere from one to all five of the forward gears. Most other automatics I have driven, only give you the choice of using first and second, third, or all five. The 4-D you are referring to is two separate gear selections. The 4 position allows the tranny to only go up to 4th gear and not use overdrive with D indicating overdrive (5th gear). The 2-L is the same kinda deal. 2 means that the transmission will use first and second gear but will not go into third or higher. Selecting L will make the tranny stay in first gear not using the other 4 gears.
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