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Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by huntertodd, Sep 11, 2009.

  1. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:08 PM
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    huntertodd

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    i have a ECT button beside my steerin wheel and i asked the dealership about it and they said it stood for extreme cold traction but really acted like they dint know any more about it than what it stood for? Whats it do??:confused:
     
  2. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Electronic Controled Transmision
    Changes the shift poiints on your tranny


    Also, You really should give some info on the year make and modle of your truck
     
  3. Sep 11, 2009 at 10:12 PM
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    1998, 4x4, ext cab, SR5, 3.4 V6 Auto, tacoma few modss
     
  4. Sep 11, 2009 at 11:05 PM
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    extreme cold traction... WTF?!?!?! You need to go back to the dealer and smack them upside the head for saying shit like that. Either you know or you don't know, don't start making shit up like if it was the truth. Crap like this really irks me to no end, especially if it's from the dealer. What a bunch of asswipes![/rant]

    Yes, it changes the shift points of the tranny. Usually used when towing or when you need a little more "umph" when driving.
     
  5. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:55 AM
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    but it says ECT so i mean is it safe to drive around with it on? i have a overdrive swith on my gear knob that i turn off when hauling or pulling can i run them both at the same time?
     
  6. Sep 12, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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  7. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:04 PM
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    what would u do?
     
  8. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:05 PM
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    Well....You say you have a programmer that takes care of your shifting.....Just leave it be.....
     
  9. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    see im ocd man stuff like that bothers me lol i have been hearing a churping comming from the passenger side dash so this morn i took most of the dash out tighned everything that need to be tighned and sofourth cranked it up ran it down the road and there it was again lol its the small stuff that bothers me and everythime i put my truck in gear i hear a clang
     
  10. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    For the chirping sound, try a peice of folded up cardboard jamed between the dash and the windshield on the passenger side. see if that works.
     
  11. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:40 PM
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    LMFAO!!!! I cannot beleive they told you that... Almost makes you wonder what else they are telling you that is not true, huh. Anyway, I have a 98 too and the ECT is nice. When you feel like driving a little more sproty, faster on the peddle, quicker acceleration keep the ECT in. When you feel like driving around grandma or are interested in saving gas, turn the ECT off. I have found in my driving patterns about a 1 mpg difference with having it on. I cannot say its solely due to the higher shift points between shifts when accelerating or if its my driving too. Either way its nice to have. I wish I had it on my 2009 truck. Seems like the new transmission, while efficeint, keeps the rpms as low as possible. There are my two pennies.
     
  12. Sep 12, 2009 at 12:45 PM
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    thanks man i appreciate that it really does answer my question would u ran that and your overdrive off at the same time????
     
  13. Sep 12, 2009 at 2:30 PM
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    Negative one does not impact the other. I would not turn OD off as it would keep it running too high
     
  14. Sep 12, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    i usually use my ect when i tow something......take the od off and run with ect. helps pull alot better on hills and such.
     
  15. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:18 AM
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    I love it, as stated ECT stands for Electronic Controlled Transmission I also find in ect mode it downshifts a whole lot easier. You need to refer those people to the Store manager because those dumb asses had that in their classes. Yes even service reps have class.
     
  16. Sep 13, 2009 at 11:27 AM
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    yea it pisses me off that they said it stood for extreme cold traction i knew it didnot sound rite but didnot pay it much mind i mean it mite get down to like 5 or 10 degrees cel in north carolina but thats really not extreme cold lol
     
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