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Actually, Our transmission is a full 4 gear transmission. Overdrive adds a technical 5th gear, not a fourth
No, the 4th gear is considered overdrive because it has a gear ratio of 0.694:1. The definition of an overdrive gear is any gear that has a ratio less than 1:1. So if you want to call it a 3-speed+overdrive that's fine, but there are only four different gear ratios available (five if you count reverse).

Ultimatum, I added a link to the encyclopedia which I thought was appropriate.
 

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What you're probably thinking is a change is just the torque converter locking and unlocking.
 

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Drive This position provides all automatic shifts for first through fourth gears. This position also provides apply and release of the torque converter clutch (TCC). Coast braking occurs in third gear.
Fourth (OD) gear can be removed from the shift schedule by depressing the transmission control switch (TCS) on the transaxle range selector lever. Shift schedule status is displayed on the instrument cluster by the transmission control indicator lamp (TCIL) below the tachometer. If the TCIL display reads "O/D OFF", overdrive has been removed from the shift schedule and is not available. Depressing the TCS a second time restores overdrive to the shift schedule.

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4 speed with final clutch lockup - watch the RPM guage. I just did this too in my car and it was 4 gears + the clutch engagement.
 

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The only issue with the description it that that's for the Gen 3's with the O/D Off button. On newer or AX4S models, OD is for all four gears, and D is for the first three.
 

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Ahh I see what i did. Whoops :p

I mean the torque lockup adds a technical 5th gear, not overdrive.

well 4 1/2 gears anyway.

No that i feel stupid I shall continue to pretend nothing has happened
 

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How did he get up to 110 mph? Unless his speedo is off a bit...I thought the limiter kicked in at like 107?
 

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How did he get up to 110 mph? Unless his speedo is off a bit...I thought the limiter kicked in at like 107?
Nope, limiter is technically 112.
 

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Nope, limiter is technically 112.
Weird. What was your top speed again? I feel like mine should be close to yours being a 4.5 'Tec also.
 

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Mine seemed to not want to go past 108. I'll try it again sometime.
 

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Actually, Our transmission is a full 4 gear transmission. Overdrive adds a technical 5th gear, not a fourth

I mean Torque Lock-Up**
Yes, the TC locking up does NOT change the gear ratio. It does lower
the RPM slightly due to lower coupling loses in the TC. It important to
make sure your lock up is functional. generally, when your out on the HWY
in overdrive on a flat surface after the car is warmed up, you will
notice a couple of hundred RPM Drop in the tach when the lock up
happens. If your NOT locking up, it generates a LOT more heat
which can translate into lower trannie life

The other issue on some tauri TC is Lock Out. That is when the TC spines
strip out and the non coupled converter "locks you out" from driving
the car. Sometimes when the car is a no gears condition, you don't
necessarily need a new trannie, just a new TC. Its good to know this
before some shop tells you, you need a new trannie when you don't
 

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Yes, the TC locking up does NOT change the gear ratio. It does lower
the RPM slightly due to lower coupling loses in the TC. It important to
make sure your lock up is functional. generally, when your out on the HWY
in overdrive on a flat surface after the car is warmed up, you will
notice a couple of hundred RPM Drop in the tach when the lock up
happens. If your NOT locking up, it generates a LOT more heat
which can translate into lower trannie life

The other issue on some tauri TC is Lock Out. That is when the TC spines
strip out and the non couped converter "locks you out" from driving
the car. Sometimes when the car is a no gears condition, you don't
necessarily need a new trannie, just a new TC. Its good to know this
before some shop tells you, you need a new trannie when you don't
And, IIRC, the spline issue is most prevalent on 2003 AX4N transaxles, though any can suffer it.
 
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