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Automatic Trans. downshift

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by kdevoe, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:45 PM
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    kdevoe

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    I have had my 09 Tacoma about 3 months now and from day 1 I have noticed that the downshifting on the auto trans. (5 speed) is terrible. When ever I slow down to take a turn and then start to make that turn the trans. abruptly shifts to a very low gear as soon as I press on the accelerator causing the rpms to jump way up.

    Has anyone slse seen this or is it a lone problem to my truck?

    Kevin
     
  2. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:48 PM
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    mjp2

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    It's by-design so the engine is in the power band when you need to accelerate. Very useful if you drive hard or take your truck offroad.

    Welcome to TW, btw.
     
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  4. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:58 PM
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    Thanks for the welcome.

    This downshift seems to drop way down. One time when I was making a turn in the rain the truck actually downshifted so much that the rpms went up to about 2,000 and I almost spun-out.

    Is there a way to adjust the trans?

    kevin
     
  5. Nov 2, 2009 at 1:59 PM
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    mjp2

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    2000 rpms isn't high. It's about the bottom of the power band.

    Easiest way to adjust the transmission is to drive a manual. ;)
     
  6. Nov 2, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Mine does the same thing, and so far I have not gotten adjusted to it yet. You could always just put more 'boot' into it all the time, and then it will seem normal ? :D (though this may not help your gas mileage)
     
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