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Engine braking help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by HARDSHELLTACO, Dec 20, 2009.

  1. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:54 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

    HARDSHELLTACO [OP] HoofHearted

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    Don't know if this is out there yet, but here it goes anyway. As of recent i traded my 1st gen for an 06 2nd gen with 45,000 miles. While driving at highway speeds, if i take my foot off the gas it does not coast at all. it feels like im driving in a low gear all the time but i know i am not based on my rpm's. They are usually around 2 grand at 70 miles an hour. It seems as if i am in the gas the entire time to get my truck to move. It wears me out. Is this just how these trucks handle or should i suspect something wrong. Does anyone else have a similar problem. Please help!
     
  2. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Engine braking. If you want to continue on at a set speed, keep your foot on the gas. If you want to slow down, let off the accelerator....
     
  3. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:57 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    How quickly do you lose speed once you take your foot off the gas?

    I have similar response in my '09... this was helped a bit at lower speeds by the transmission TSB but at 70+ when I take my foot off the gas there is no coasting... I steadily drop speed. I've heard that the injectors are cutting out which creates a pretty aggressive engine braking effect when coasting but haven't been able to verify.
     
  4. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Yes. They cut off until 1200 RPM. The 5 speed auto is designed to mimic a manual, in that it allows for engine braking.
     
  5. Dec 20, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    So is this normal, Cuzz i hate it!
     
  6. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    I get around it by using cruise control... at least on relatively flat ground. Now that I've been driving that way for the past few months I never notice it any more.
     
  7. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    HARDSHELLTACO

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    As quickly as i gain it! I did have a crapload of stuff in my truck and 1=1/2 passengers.
     
  8. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:03 PM
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    What exactly was the tranny tsb?
     
  9. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    When you let off the gas it slows down pretty fast... I never have to use my brakes on a medium grade hill. unless Im behind a chevy or ford :p
     
  10. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    Details here.
     
  11. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    It seems to be shifting fine, of course i have only had it a week. Just sluggish as hell. My first gen rode like a wagon but had a lot more pep with a smaller engine. The dash rattle when every time i coome to a stop is also driving me nuts.
     
  12. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    Dash rattle could be this... easy fix if it is.
     
  13. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:41 PM
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    ToucanV13

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    It's also part of the downhill assist feature is another thing that I've heard
     
  14. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    That is strange, I noticed my 07 MT will actually slow down a lil while going downhill...in neutral. I have not tried it on any steep grades yet however.
     
  15. Dec 20, 2009 at 7:49 PM
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    In neutral? Then you've got no engine braking at all, just wind and tire rolling resistance... good MPGs! Heaven help you if you've got to accelerate quickly, though...
     
  16. Dec 20, 2009 at 8:05 PM
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    X2 just the injectors cutting off. And this is a lil off topic, but is the injectors the only thing that cuts off? Like still getting spark and everything just not fuel?
     
  17. Dec 20, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    chris4x4

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    I havent looked into wheather or not spark is still being given.......
     
  18. Dec 20, 2009 at 11:50 PM
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    welcome to the second gen section man
    one of my fav 1st gens :laugh:
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  19. Dec 21, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    You'll thank God for engine breaking on snow and ice. I know I did Friday night.
     
  20. Dec 21, 2009 at 4:04 AM
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    Agreed. When I first got my truck the thing seemed sluggish to me too. The pedal seemed stiff, and still does I guess. Then I pushed the pedal harder and realized the thing runs pretty darn good. But I have to agree when I test drove the thing seemed to run like a dog.
     
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