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Can someone tell me what the 4 next to Drive is?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by dee_bo, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    dee_bo

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    When you put the truck in drive you can also slide the shifter to the left to 4? What is that and why? Thanks
     
  2. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    hendooman

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  3. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    Just a guess as I have the 6 speed, but I would imagine that would be 4th gear. The auto is a 5 speed correct?
     
  4. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    sachou

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    uhhh...read the manual?

    In most automatic vehicles, any "number" denotes the highest gear that the transmission will go to, meaning it will shift automatically from first, second, etc. but will stop at the gear that you select. So if you have a 5 speed automatic, the four means it will shift all the way to 4th gear, and then stay there, even to the rev limiter.

    Otherwise, read the manual.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:09 PM
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    is this a joke?:smack:
     
  7. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:10 PM
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    lol...hey I just got this truck. I'm coming from a 1998 frontier...give me a break..haha
     
  8. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:11 PM
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    I know the numbers mean gears but why is it next to D...just seemed odd to me
     
  9. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:12 PM
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    manual recommends the use of 4th for towing
     
  10. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    easy to downshift when you need to i use it on big hills keeps the truck from hunting
     
  11. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    AK27

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    hmm its a gated shifter. push the shifter to the left of D and you will engage the 4th gear, shift down and get 3rd etc etc
     
  12. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    Do you need to ask?! It's up there ^
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    It's surprsing how often this gets asked, and suprising how many people have an answer that's totally wrong. sachou nailed it though ^^^

    A friend was driving my (auto trans) truck pulling a boat out of the water one time, he said that he put it into 3rd gear so the wheels wouldn't spin. Wrong on so many levels.
     
  13. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    It is just like other vehicles where you have an o/d switch.. If it's a 5 seed tranny it'll keep it from shifting into overdrive where you have no torque when towing.. It keeps the tranny for searching for gears the whole time
     
  14. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:30 PM
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    chris4x4

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    My truck seems to tow just fine in 5th gear. You still have torque in 5th.
     
  15. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    I'm just saying how, depending on gear ratios, torque is usually pretty poor in 5th, and if you're towing on hilly terrain any truck will search for gears more. I have a 6spd manual and when I'm towing our boat I rarely see 6th, but it's fairly hilly around us as well.
     
  16. Nov 15, 2009 at 6:53 PM
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    Ah....gotcha
     
  17. Nov 15, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    Simply put "4" would be a shift pattern of gear 1-4, not using 5th gear. Likewise "2" would only allow 1-2nd gear or just 2nd only for winter driving on some types of autos, check the manual for that.
     
  18. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard Hi

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    whatever the gears are for, I like to usem to slow myself down when offroading downhill so my brakes dont heat up. Am I in the wrong here?

    :::flame shield activate:::
     
  20. Nov 15, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Never ever put the shifter over to the 4! Doing so will rip a hole in time and space causing all matter to explode!!:boom:
     
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