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Hill Start Assist Auto VS manual

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by saskcan, Oct 1, 2009.

  1. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:25 PM
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    saskcan

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    Can someone confirm that only automatic transmissions have HAC.

    With my experiences with autos rolling back has never been an issue. (maybe its good for towing if your stopped on a hill?).
    In my opinion HAC would be more functional on a manual transmission considering its easier to roll back.
    Also seems funny toyota hypes HAC as a safety feature but yet forgets to put it on the manual (maybe theres a reason it cant go on the manual?).
    Is it possible to install on a manual or would that be too complicated/expensive.

    thanks and sorry for the rant (needed to get this off my chest) :p
     
  2. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:28 PM
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    I'm pretty sure you roll back in a manual because of 1) clutch depressed or 2) insufficient throttle....You can't assisted start a manual short of hand braking to prevent rolling back or being a good manual driver and making a smooth/ fast transition between pedals.
     
  3. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:31 PM
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    my TRD Off-Road is a 6 speed Manual...it came with the clutch start cancel which is supposed to help when on a hill if you die out...but I don't have that problem when off roading...
     
  4. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:32 PM
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    I have the 5 spd manual with clutch override. My guess, since I have no automatic, is the hill assist either does something internal in the trans to keep it from goin back on a steep hill, or has some brake trick that delays release.
    I'd assume how it works keeps it from being on a manual due to the clutch. For hills and my manual i put the park brake on release the clutch till i feel it, then release the park brake.
     
  5. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:34 PM
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    Ya i can start on a hill easy enough just by letting the clutch out a bit with the brake still pushed in. But i just thought it would be a nice feature especially if i let other people drive the vehicle that arent experienced, and it would simply things.
     
  6. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    My 2010 Tacom TRD offroad (automatic) have HAC. This truck have soo many features I am excited to go on mountains this weekend and check them all out.
     
  7. Oct 1, 2009 at 7:40 PM
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    lol, I thought u had an auto, and assumed Canadians drive better thus dont need the park brake trick to keep from rolling :p
     
  8. Oct 1, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    how do you know if you have HAC?
     
  9. Oct 2, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    And that's what HAC does itself, inside the automatic by itself....
     
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    this is my first auto vehicle can't say i've ever used the parking brake on a hill. even on an underpowered dodge ram v6
     
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