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2020 guy how you liking your transmission

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by The_vue's, Nov 27, 2019.

  1. Feb 14, 2020 at 11:59 AM
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    DWD484

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    The "sweet-spot" for this particular engine is 3500rpm's... So it sounds like your truck is operating as intended, also. Congratulations.
     
  2. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:04 PM
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    Dr. Stocklocker prescribes 35” tires, stock gearing, to keep the revs down.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:08 PM
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    Or just pay $700 ish and get it OV Tuned. Problem solved. No more waiting around.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:53 PM
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    So it was wrong when it was at 2K in 6th right before that hill?
     
  5. Feb 14, 2020 at 12:58 PM
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    No. It was doing exactly what it was supposed to do, which apparently wasn't what YOU wanted it to do. Hence, you are the problem. Not the truck. The truck is fine.
     
  6. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:05 PM
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    I hope for your sake you're just trolling at this point. I'm going to chalk this all up to Friday.
     
  7. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:28 PM
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    You "hope for my sake"?! LOL! Ok!... By your logic, I should feel that you are "severely flawed" because you can't seem to understand that nothing is wrong with the truck... In all seriousness, my truck works perfectly fine. It shifts when it needs to. I'm sure yours is the same. If it wouldn't shift at all, ever, then we would have a problem. But that's not the case. The only problem here is that YOU are expecting something to do exactly what YOU want it to do. Not everything will do what YOU want it to do just because YOU want it to. YOU test drove the truck & then YOU purchased it. Now, YOU are complaining about it. Apparently, YOU didn't do your due diligence during the test drive before the purchase. Millions of people drive this same exact vehicle, with these same exact characteristics, & do not consider anything to be "severely flawed". Again, it may not do exactly what YOU want it to do, but the truck is not the problem here. YOU are the problem. Damn, girl.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:38 PM
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    I know right?

    "It's so bad!!!"

    Then how come we are on our 5th 3rd gen model year and these trucks sell gonzo numbers and I see them everywhere? They ain't cheap either
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:41 PM
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    OK tough guy.
     
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  10. Feb 14, 2020 at 1:56 PM
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    :rofl: It's not at all about being tough. It's about simply applying logic to a situation. Out of everyone, the millions of people that have this exact engine/transmission combination, a very small percent complain about it. Does it behave differently? You bet it does. Would that mean that something is wrong or "severely flawed" with it? You bet it doesn't... These days, people like to complain about just about everything. It's sad, but true. And it's totally OK that you're a complainer. But maybe try not to have a panic attack about things that are non-issues. Stress kills, dude, and life is short. Just relax and enjoy it. Have a great weekend. :thumbsup:
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2020 at 3:24 PM
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    3G Tacoma stress is the strongest argument yet for the universal legalization of marijuana. Guys need to smoke a spliff and let the concern about their shift points drift off intro a pleasant and meaningless haze.
     
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  12. Feb 14, 2020 at 4:25 PM
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    I'm just sad they're not having an enjoyable drive as I am. I love this truck, so much more than my 2nd gen.
     
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  13. Feb 16, 2020 at 2:11 PM
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    So I'm a new member here, just picked up my first Toyota ever! I'm pretty technically savvy and have modded many cars, trucks over the years so I understand how ECU's/TCU's work. I too am very frustrated with the transmission behavior on the highway. With the cruise set at 75MPH for example it downshifts constantly and holds the gear WAY too long after it gets back to the set speed. I did find that not using the cruise and driving the same route and speed it seems to work more as expected. Seems like a simple software bug to me? Anyone found a fix other than an aftermarket tune?
     
  14. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    I do agree that when cruise control is on it tends to hold the gears too long before shifting, especially when driving on steeper highways.
     
  15. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:32 PM
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    According to everyone here that's totally normal and youre the problem. I have the exact same issue but just live with it.
     
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  16. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:33 PM
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    Agreed. It's the same type of guy that gets off on saying..."Read The Manual" & "Use The Search Function"
     
  17. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:36 PM
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    Nah. Nice try to be a smart ass but it's you're as in you are. I just forgot the....
     
  18. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:40 PM
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    You are got it!
     
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  19. Feb 16, 2020 at 5:42 PM
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    I did a 200 mile trip with my new 2020 this past weekend. Going there, I noticed it would hover in 5th gear most of the time a 75MPH, I could tell as it was over 2K RPM. Also several times when it had to accelerate for an incline then level out, or hit a decline right after, it would stay in 4th. Pushing the shifter over to sport then back over to Drive immediately saw it drop down. On the way back it stayed in 6th most of the time and every time would shift back into 6th after going to 5th or 4th to accelerate. This was with ACC on. The route to and from were the exact same roads. My assumption is if I wasn't using ACC it would shift normally, it's almost like a bug with using ACC by reading what others are saying. The real only difference is the temperature rose by about 20F, from like 10F to 30F but I just find that coincidental.

    My 2nd Gen never did this with CC, it would always upshift back to 5th no issues. It's kind of funny as my Outback somtimes does this with CC, it'll run in "5th" and I use quotes as it's a CVT, then up to "6th" and usually seems to be right after I start the car if it hasn't been ran in several hours.

    I Only had the 2nd gen for a year and put about 10K on it, my Outback I owned since 2009 brand new and before that had a Stratus and Dakota, so the 2nd gen was the first time in awhile I had something that wasn't a CVT. I kind of feel like the Tacoma is programmed like my Outback's CVT, I'm used to it, aside from the oddness of it not upshifting when it should. Compared to the 2nd gen, it's nice to see it run under 2K RPM when it decides to be in 6th gear vs always over 2K on the 2nd Gen and getting fair worse MPG. The round trip was 16.9MPG by the computer, I feel it would have been much closer to 18 if it had upshifted more on the way there.
     
  20. Feb 16, 2020 at 6:08 PM
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    I'll have to try this next time it decided to stick in 4th and not upshift into 5th or 6th. I know flipping it to S then back to D would make it upshift.
     

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