number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

Postby Olivier02 [OP] » June 13th 2020, 9:22pm

Hi ! I have a gmc safari 2005 SLT AWD 4.3 Automatic and i was wondering if it was normal that if i put the shifter on the number 2, it seems to start with the second gear and not with the first one. If i put it on the number 1, it will stay on the first gear ; on number 3, it will stop at the third speed, but i was guessing that on the number 2 it should go on the first gear and the second.

i don't know if it's clear but thanks a lot !
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Re: number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

Postby Leeann_93 » June 13th 2020, 9:35pm

Ummmmm....that's how it's supposed to work.

1 means first gear
2 means second gear
3 means third gear and also means drive, so 1-3 but no overdrive
D means all gears, including overdrive
N means neutral
R means reverse
P means park.
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Re: number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

Postby markmitch » June 13th 2020, 9:59pm

I must agree with LeeAnn
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Re: number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

Postby MechBob » June 13th 2020, 11:48pm

Starting off in 2nd gear used to be a big thing, for when you are stuck.A slower start off, less chance of tires spinning.I haven't kept up on the newest stuff, but this feature will be gone soon.
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Re: number 2 on automatic transmission shifter

Postby SportsBoy » June 14th 2020, 12:51am

I knew what 3 and 1 did, but had never used 2 when starting from a start actually, so glad I saw this - good to know!
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