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Engine Hold on Hills

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Grantel, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:21 PM
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    Grantel

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    Ok, so this seems like its a great idea for towing, or long decent down mountains, but for my hilly drive to and from work its really hurting the gas mileage. Down to 13mpg some days.

    Example, I drive down a hill, the engine does not auto brake itself, however I touch the brake pedal once, and the engine drops down 1k+ rpm/1 gear and holds it there until I depress the gas pedal in for 1+ seconds.

    So, instead of just lightly braking for this hill/turn im taking, the engine goes into jihad rpm mode and holds the truck at the same speed, while making my gas mileage shitty. After i reach the bottom of the hill, going slower than I should be, I have to rev the engine more and get even less mileage to get the engine to shift into the proper gear for coasting.

    What is this, and any one have and ideas on how to switch it off?
     
  2. Dec 18, 2011 at 1:27 PM
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    Warhorseforever

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    That's your hill decent assist I'm not sure how to turn it off but your manual will have all of this info in it.
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    thats great to know. ill lead foot it less on the way up the hill. Any ideas on the other aspect?
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    RON PAUL 2012!!!!
     
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