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which gear to use for towing?
callatis posted a topic in Cargo, Hauling, Roof Racks & TowingHi, I have a 2013 Ford Edge SEL FWD, 3.5L. I am towing a 2000Lbs boat and I don't have the Overdrive Off switch. The only thing I found on Ford website was that only uphill I should change my shift to S mode and then downshift to the 5th gear. Is here a better recommendation? Thanks a lot. Driving With An Automatic Overdrive Transmission With certain automatic overdrive transmissions, towing – especially in hilly areas – may cause excessive shifting between overdrive and the next lower gear. – To eliminate this condition and achieve steadier performance, overdrive can be locked out (see vehicle Owner’s Manual) – If excessive shifting does not occur, use overdrive to optimize fuel economy – Overdrive may also be locked out to obtain engine braking on downgrades
Stuck in first gear. D but seems like in S.
rsucre posted a topic in 3.5LHi. My car is a Ford Edge 2013 SEL with 1,000 miles. In around 4 occasions, after a full stop, when I hit the gas pedal to start moving, the car seems to stay in first gear. It moves slowly and you can feel the high RPMs. The car is definitely in D shift, but it almost seems like it is behaving like being in S shift (therefore staying in 1 gear). I have to move the shift to S or N and back to D in order to get it back to normal behavoir. Also, I noticed that if I move from S to D shift without enough force, sometimes the display on the dash will not show any shift position (none is highlighted -- P, R, N, D, S). It works OK as if it is in D, but no light on the dash. I have to press the shift knob and then it displays the D. Perhaps this is normal, or nothing to worry too much about. Definitely I'm much worried about the previous issue (staying in 1st gear). Has anyone experienced this? Thanks, RS.