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2009 ATRAC Question...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Isthatahemi, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. Apr 29, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    I just got a 2009 Access Cab 4 cyl, 5 speed.
    The window sticker says it has ATRAC. I have no button or idiot light. On the 09's is there a button on all versions, or is is on by default in 4L?
     
  2. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    ATRAC?

    like All Terrain Racing Anodized Ceilings?

    MAN that rules... but im not sure if they all have the button or not
     
  3. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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  4. Apr 29, 2009 at 6:50 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    all models have TRAC...and there is no button....the OR's have ATRAC and there is a button for that in the center console by the AUX port
     
  5. Apr 29, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    This ^
     
  6. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:18 PM
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    Isthatahemi

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    So the window sticker on my truck is wrong? Says right on it listed under Mechanicle features, line#9
    "Active Traction Control (A-TRAC)"
    This is one of the selling features of this model, does Toyota owe me a switch?
     
  7. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:24 PM
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    I'm not sure, but when I put my truck in 4Lo and push the ATRAC button, it says "ATRAC" on my dash...
     
  8. Apr 29, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    ATRAC is only on the offroad models....TRAC is on everything else. there is more to it than just a switch to make it work.
     
  9. Apr 29, 2009 at 9:41 PM
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  10. Apr 30, 2009 at 7:14 AM
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    Its not to bad sounds like the VSC just no annoying beeps.
     
  11. Apr 30, 2009 at 1:11 PM
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    The button is down low, you might miss it if you didn't know it was there.
     
  12. Apr 30, 2009 at 3:51 PM
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    I spoke with my dealer.... He said Canadian trucks are differant. No maintenence reminder, no A-TRAC switch. So if anyone has a 2009 in Canada with the A-TRAC switch, let me know.
     
  13. Apr 30, 2009 at 4:04 PM
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    That explanation doesn't make sense, the window sticker says A-TRAC, whereas a 2WD says TRAC. As well, Toyota issued a press release last fall that stated....
    http://www.toyota.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/WWW.woa/7/wo/Home.Vehicles.Go.Tacoma-tdH9SbBAnowbY7CkNAWIn0/0.7?v131040e%2ehtml

    US - http://www.toyota.com/tacoma/specs.html

    I guess the dealer was right, A-TRAC funtions differantly on Canadian trucks.
     
  14. Apr 30, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    wat?
    i have a 4x4 and have TRAC on my sport....a fellow member has a 4x4 offroad and has ATRAC. has to be a canuck thing
     
  15. Apr 30, 2009 at 4:36 PM
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    That sucks if you can't turn it off. It is works pretty well in some situations, but it is a noisy, shacky ride when real wet.
     
  16. Apr 30, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    I have a shutoff for VSC, and TRAC. I'm assuming that in 4WD, or 4L, that A-TRAC funtions after shutting off the nannies. I will put it through it's paces once it's broken in....
     
  17. May 1, 2009 at 1:49 PM
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    2wd defautl Trac and vsc
    2wd 1 push of vsc button" trac off auto-lsd on vsc on
    2wd hold 5 sec auto-lsd on vscoff
    4hi vsc on
    4hi hold the button for a couple sec in Park vsc shut off
     
  18. Aug 20, 2009 at 6:43 PM
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    if you look on the second site and check the specs on 4x4 I4, and 4x4 V6 it shows that atrac is only avaible as an option package on the 4x4 V6. That being the TRD Off-road

    and in the top right corner of the top site in tiny lettering it says 'vehicle may not be as shown'....

    TRAC is on ALL models. A-TRAC is not.
     
  19. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:05 PM
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    Ok I live in canada, and had plenty of time to try the truck last winter. I have the 2.7 4X4 and it HAS ATRAC. The only difference is that you have to keep traction control on to have ATRAC and be in 4HI. In 4HI all my wheels grips, in 4LO only 2 of my 4 wheels grips, and have no traction control.

    ATRAC works like the auto-lsd in 2HI: you have to have the traction control on (by not pressing the small sliding car button 5 seconds)

    Weird that it doesn't work in 4LO, but I can tell you that having 4 wheels grip in 4HI is pretty handy here in winter. I prefer having ATRAC in 4HI than in 4LO.

    Note: if you turn traction control off in 4HI you lose ATRAC.
     
  20. Aug 20, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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