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Offline EH-GoldTa

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The letter S on automatic transmission
« on: September 02, 2019, 06:38:09 PM »
Hi everyone.
I was recently ask why some cars have the letter s on the automatic transmission instead of number 2. Does anyone know what it means? 

Thank you

Offline Goodbonezz

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Re: The letter S on automatic transmission
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2020, 08:36:45 AM »
Here’s an interesting tidbit..back in the 80’s I had a 73 Cutlass Supreme.
I was wondering the same thing. While thumbing through the owner’s manual, I came across the gear selector. Turns out..this is AWESOME..the S stands for ‘SUPER’ gear. When super acceleration is needed, put the selector in S for SUPER Acceleration! I almost couldn’t believe it. Pretty funny. So, I’d like to get my hands on a Pontiac manual and see what it says there. Be a safe bet it’s for ‘SUPER’

Offline quizkid32

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Re: The letter S on automatic transmission
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2020, 09:59:31 AM »
Just checked my owners manual (1979) and "S" is Super, not Second.