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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by tacomainthesun, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Dec 13, 2019 at 11:20 AM
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    Sandman614

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    The truck sounds good, your understanding... not so much. Please hold. Your call is important to us.
     
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  2. Dec 13, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    I know how gears work, manual, etc cause I ride moto. I just needed to know that it was ok to hold down lock release when appropriate without trans damage
     
  3. Dec 13, 2019 at 11:22 AM
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    :headbang:
     
  4. Dec 13, 2019 at 11:23 AM
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    You can shift into any forward gear without damage unless you're going too fast.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2019 at 11:25 AM
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    Ok man. I just didn’t know why it caught unless holding the button down. Cause it goes with little resistance when holding button
     
  6. Dec 13, 2019 at 2:22 PM
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    when going from "D" to a lower gear you have to press the button on top of the shifter, as always this is a safety feature to prevent you from accidentally shifting down when traveling at speed that could damage the trans or engine. There is no problem going from "L" to "2" to "D" as an auto trans should be kept in the higher gear under "usual" circumstances and it will shift by itself.

    I always "down-shift" and use 2 or L if I'm sitting in traffic (slow crawl) or on snowy/icy roads. You do NOT, however, have to stop, just keep it under 30 for "2" and usually 10 for "L" and you won't have any problems.
     
  7. Dec 13, 2019 at 3:21 PM
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    Thanks I did it on way to work....
     
  8. Dec 13, 2019 at 8:28 PM
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    That button is just so you don't accidentally slam it into L when you're driving down the highway. If you are unsure what speed is "acceptable" for those gears (L and 2) just shift into L and accelerate from a stop until you hit a fairly high rpm. Do the same in 2 and make a note of what speed that is.

    Now, when you're driving down a hill, and you shift into 2, that's about the speed you'll want to be.

    Make sense?
     
  9. Dec 14, 2019 at 7:53 AM
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    Yea man I got it:thumbsup:
     
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