1996 ram 5.9 o/d off or on?

Asked by Dec 21, 2017 at 07:39 PM about the 1996 Dodge Ram 1500

Question type: General

Ok... so I have a 1996 Dodge ram 5.9 4*4 sport. I
have had it for 10 years, I should know this but I
dont. What is the O/D off do and when should I use
it? I need simple answers I am a simple person. I
don't know names of anything I usually call them
thingys when I work on my truck.

2 Answers

36,795

O/D is overdrive, keep it on for normal driving. If you're towing something the engine is lugging or tranny is shifting up/down trying to find the gear to be in then turn OD off. If the load is reasonable and you're on a flat grade you can tow in OD.

1 people found this helpful.

Thank you so very much

Your Answer:

Dodge Ram 1500 Experts

  • #1
    Dan Connell
    Reputation
    7,120
  • #2
    pudgybear
    Reputation
    6,800
  • #3
    dandyoun
    Reputation
    6,380
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford F-150
122 Great Deals out of 11,236 listings starting at $369
Used Dodge Ram 2500
4 Great Deals out of 81 listings starting at $2,975
Used GMC Sierra 1500
78 Great Deals out of 11,055 listings starting at $4,499
Used Toyota Tacoma
18 Great Deals out of 1,630 listings starting at $5,795
Used Dodge Dakota
3 Great Deals out of 139 listings starting at $4,999
Used Ford Mustang
24 Great Deals out of 1,216 listings starting at $5,995

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 178 listings starting at $9,800
2009 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 69 listings starting at $9,500
2008 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
6 Great Deals out of 91 listings starting at $6,995
2007 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
4 Great Deals out of 63 listings starting at $5,995
2006 Dodge Ram 1500 For Sale
34 listings starting at $4,000

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.