If you REGULARLY tow a trailer for more than 45 minutes
of continuous operation, then change the transmission
fluid and filter as specified for severe usage (police, fleet,
taxi, or frequent trailer towing). Refer to the
Љ for the proper maintenance intervals.
When using the AutoStick shift control, select the highest
gear that allows for adequate performance and avoids
frequent downshifts. For example, choose
Љ4Љ if the
desired speed can be maintained. Choose
Љ3Љ or Љ2Љ if
needed to maintain the desired speed.
To prevent excess heat generation, avoid continuous
driving at high RPM. Reduce vehicle speed as necessary
to avoid extended driving at high RPM. Return to a
higher gear or vehicle speed when grade and road
Electronic Speed Control — If Equipped
• Do not use in hilly terrain or with heavy loads.
• When using the speed control, if you experience speed
drops greater than 10 mph (16 km/h), disengage until
you can get back to cruising speed.
• Use speed control in flat terrain and with light loads to
maximize fuel efficiency.
To reduce potential for engine and transmission over-
heating, take the following actions:
When stopped for short periods, shift the transmission
into NEUTRAL and increase engine idle speed.
Turn off temporarily.
STARTING AND OPERATING