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3-speed or 4-speed?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by prossett, Nov 9, 2005.

  1. prossett

    prossett 1/2 ton status

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    Dumb question, sorry.

    On my manual gear stick there's L-1-2-3 and of course reverse. Is this called the 3-speed or does the Low gear count as well?

    1983 Jimmy.
     
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    RootBreaker 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    depends on you.... it is a smc465... I have the same thing... L-1-2-3..... most people call it a 4 speed with granny gear :wink1:
     
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    I just call it "bombproof"! :D :D
     
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    It's a 4 speed. 3 speeds came with a column shifter. :wink1:

    Older 4 speeds had the shift knob labeled 1-2-3-4. Somewhere along the way I guess that GM had too many boneheads complaining that "1" was unusable most of the time so they changed the label. :rolleyes:
     
  5. prossett

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    Thanks guys, that clears it up for me.

    I have stick shift, but also the auto tranny P-1-2-D-R thing on the steering wheel, with the lever removed, so I assume it was switched over to manual gears some time back. The problem is I have no reverse lights, and my Haynes was saying the 3-gear back-up switch was on the steering column, which confused me.

    Now I know I need the back-up switch that goes on the 4-gear transmission.
     

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