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Driving over 100 miles in 4th

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RubberTank, Oct 30, 2011.

  1. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:16 PM
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    RubberTank

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    i didnt notice until I got to where i was going, but I drove over 100 miles in 4th gear, I have an auto tranny, I dont know much about this, but is it a problem or am i fine?
     
  2. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:20 PM
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    How fast were you going? Our manual goes up to 65mph in 4th.

    Did you purposely have it in 4th, or did your automatic transmission stick in 4th?
     
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    I did the same thing when the truck was new. I probably drove farther than you did. Then I discovered why I was getting poor gas mileage. LOL. I have almost 36000 on it now and no problems. I think if you drove under 70mph you are probably alright.
     
  4. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:22 PM
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    It a toyota....they can run at almost red line for hours.
     
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    Where in the world do you hide, that I have never seen your firey red Tacoma on I-35?
     
  6. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    You didnt hurt anything, 'cept your gas millage.

    And even on the rev limiter! :) I treated my first gen like it was a diesel when off roading. Foot to the floor, letting the rev limiter keep the RPM's in check.
     
  7. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:23 PM
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    You had O/D Off? I've driven around 100 in 4th without a tow package. If you have the Tow Package you should be alright because you have the trans cooler. You should be alright.
     
  8. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:25 PM
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    2nd gens dont have an OD on/off button. They have 4th gear, then "D" (5th, also known in some circles as "Over Drive").
     
  9. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:47 PM
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    I am in far north Austin off of 620. Mainley go to the work and home. To the lake for fishing or to Mason for hunting. Went to Cabelas this morning. I have a ton of stuff changed on the Tacoma now, so it looks a little different.
     
  10. Oct 30, 2011 at 1:53 PM
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    That's true I didn't realize that he was 2nd gen.
     
  11. Oct 30, 2011 at 2:25 PM
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    So, when pulling a trailer (such as my boat), I should be in 4th? That's what I've been doing, but wanted to be sure I was doing right.
     
  12. Oct 30, 2011 at 2:26 PM
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    You dont have to be in 4th. If it holds 5th, then keep it there. I only go into 4th if the tranny tries to "hunt" between gears. I tow my boat (3000#) in 5th all the time.
     
  13. Oct 30, 2011 at 2:30 PM
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    x2 my 1st gen 3.4 V6 will stay in 5th for the most part of my trips to where I land it usually flat interstates and back roads. When it starts shifting up and down and won't stay in a gear that when you turn O/D off, or take it out of D in the case of 2nd gens, as to not over work the trans.
     
  14. Oct 30, 2011 at 2:31 PM
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    The 1st gens have a 4 speed. 4th is the Over dive gear.
     
  15. Oct 30, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    Reminds me of my 2005 the first day I had it (after trading in my 2001 for it). I took it to Baja the very night I got it, and the '01 had a 4 speed auto... I didn't know the '05 had a 5 speed auto. When I saw 4 and D next to each other on the display, I didn't know there was another gear 'under' the D! I drove over 200 miles the day I got my '05, at highway speed... and it was so smooth and nice in 4th gear, I didn't give it a second thought! The next day I thumbed through the owner's manual and had a Homer Simpson moment... "DOH"!! When you see that there is an L and 2 next to each other (and no '1')... that helps too!
     
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