Any Potential Damage By Running W/O Overdrive?
My '93 Bonne SE has a problem staying in OD whenever it warms up. Once it'* warm, it drops out of OD and the TCC releases. Shutting it off and then restarting doesnt help. I am taking it to the mechanic tomorrow to see what the issue is. It also has 2 failing tranny mounts. The car is also the coolest running car I have ever driven...if the gauge is to be believed, it rarely reaches 130.
Anyway, if the problem takes a rebuild to correct (which I cant afford right now), what damage if any may I cause by running the car out of overdrive always? Will running at higher RPM'* for an extended period of time, say 2800, to go 70 MPH, damage the engine? Could I do more damage to the tranny? I guess that depends on what'* wrong with it.
Thanks for the replies.
1993 Bonneville SE, Purple Pearl...The Deuce
Born On Date: 1/25/93 @14:18
187,000+ miles # Parts Fallen Off=(3) # UIM'* Replaced=(1)
# Transmission Mounts Replaced=(3) as of 11/7/06.