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Old 04-16-2008, 11:45 AM   #1
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1st time owner with 06 Taco and downshift question

Got my 1st Toyota Tacoma, 4x4, auto trans. a month ago and lately have noticed as I drive down a hill or hit the brake pedal it sometimes downshifts to what seems to me 1st or 2nd gear. It doesnt seem smooth to me. I do have it in D for drive not any of the other numbered gears. I may not be used to it and maybe this is what it is suppose to do but since it is my 1st Toyota I figured I would ask.
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Old 04-16-2008, 03:22 PM   #3
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Does that have something to do with the Downhill Assist on the auto trans, I wouldnt know I have to do all my own down shifting!
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Nope, auto trans senses the braking or slower speeds and automatically downshifts, great feature and is what all autos should do.
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Thanks for the info. I am assuming this will cause no problems then or excessive wear on the tranny? I tend to drive a little faster than I should so I use the brakes more when other idiots pull out in front of me or drive slower than the speed limit. I guess adjusting my driving may be better for the truck?
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