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2010 - Slow to downshift?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Daffy, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:57 PM
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    Daffy

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    I was wondering if anyone else has this problem.

    I've got a 2010 TRD Sport DC V6 Auto. I've only had it for about two weeks, but I've noticed that it really doesn't want to downshift without stompin' on it.

    It up-shifts early and with moderate acceleration, I'm in 5th gear by 30 or 35 mph (I suppose for fuel efficiency). Then, if I want to accelerate, I've really got to give it gas for it to do anything. If I give it enough gas to make it kick down a couple of gears, it flies, but there's no in between.

    I've never driven an auto trans that seemed so non-linear. It's always a guessing game when accelerating when already moving.

    Is this just the nature of the beast?
     
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    Shoulda bought a 6 spd if your worried about what gear it's in at what time
     
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    i find it easier to use the shifter
     
  5. Jun 17, 2012 at 6:42 AM
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    Daffy

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    Thanks.

    I actually wanted a manual since that's all I've ever owned, but my wife insisted...

    As long as I know it's normal, I can adapt. I've been using the shifter a lot more to compensate, but I can't believe Toyota would purposely make the tranny THAT unresponsive. My wife's 2011 Ford Edge with 285hp seems to KNOW what gear you want and kicks down instantly.
     

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