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Does your 6spd shift worse with the A/C on?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by aaronk, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. Nov 18, 2008 at 6:00 PM
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    Now that winter is here I've been using my defroster a lot more. I've noticed that with the defroster (or just A/C for that matter) the truck shifts like crap. It's not smooth shifting with the A/C off, but when it's on the shifts are very clunky, especially 3rd gear with 6th gear bad every.

    Does anyone notice their 6spd shifting worse with the A/C on?
     
  2. Nov 18, 2008 at 6:06 PM
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    Hmm, ive never noticed anything but i rarely turn on my a/c.
    But when i do turn on the a/c it feels like the truck lunges forward a bit
     
  3. Nov 18, 2008 at 6:12 PM
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    Mine seems the same. Try running your RPM's a couple hundred higher between shifts. The A/C sucks up a little power, if you notice thats why it idles a little higher with it on. Probly just something you have to get used too.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2008 at 6:17 PM
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    a/c takes away power if that is what you mean
     
  5. Nov 18, 2008 at 6:39 PM
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    mines seems to act differently, mainly because as the other guys have said, it takes some power and this will draw the RPMs down between shifts. thats what makes it seem different i think
     
  6. Nov 19, 2008 at 5:44 AM
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  7. Nov 19, 2008 at 5:49 AM
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    ya'll should see how gutless the 4cyl. is with the a/c on!!!!
     
  8. Nov 19, 2008 at 8:05 AM
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    Gutlessness is in the eye of the beholder. Yes, the a/c appears to use extra power; however, I would not call my 2.7 gutless, even with the a/c operating. Now my previous pickup (not toyota) automatic 4 banger, that was gutless.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    True I went from a suped up chevy 350 to a 6cyl. taco to a 4cyl. taco!!! In my eyes its gutless.... but nothing like a 4cyl. s-10 or somthing!!
     
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