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What Does R, N, D, L, S, 1, 2 Stand For In Automatic Gear Transmission?

  1. ngureco profile image83
    ngurecoposted 7 years ago

    What Does R, N, D, L, S, 1, 2 Stand For In Automatic Gear Transmission?

    1. scramble profile image65
      scrambleposted 7 years ago

      Reverse, Neutral, Drive, ?, ?, 1st gear, 2nd gear.

      I've never seen L and S though.

    2. jimbody profile image79
      jimbodyposted 7 years ago

      L is low gear and will lock the transmission in 1st gear only, good for winter driving or towing.

      Depending on the car, S can mean Super on some makes, making the transmission upshift at higher revs than normal. On other makes S is the same as 2nd gear and limits the transmission to first or second gear only.

    3. JT Walters profile image75
      JT Waltersposted 6 years ago

      L1...Low Drive 1
      L2...Low Drive 2

    4. terrektwo profile image84
      terrektwoposted 6 years ago

      R- Reverse
      N- Neutral
      D- Drive
      L(or 1st)- Low gear
      S(or 2)- Second gear
      1- 1st gear
      2- Second gear

    5. wesley5159214 profile image61
      wesley5159214posted 6 years ago

      reverse, neutral, drive, low, second gear, 1st gear, 2nd gear

    6. beagrie profile image99
      beagrieposted 16 months ago

      Automatics typically follow the standard pattern of "PRND", Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive.

      L typically means "Low Gear". This allows you to sacrifice speed for power, and is more common in larger vehicles that might be expected to tow something heavy.

      S usually means "Sport", and is basically Drive with altered shifting patterns. Typically the transmission will stay in gear longer before changing.

      1 and 2 are simply that, 1st and 2nd gear. The behaviour of the transmission varies from model to model (and age) but some transmissions will let you hold it in 1st or 2nd regardless, whereas others will force change if you let the revs fall too low or get too high.

      You may also see "+" and "-" on some shifters. This allows you to change gears manually by knocking the shifter over ("+" to go up the gears, "-" to go down).