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need some questions answered bout towing

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Big Al 55, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. Jun 13, 2011 at 4:52 AM
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    Big Al 55

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    i drive a 1987 toyota pickup auto 4cylinder. it has an ect normal or power button on it. for one what does ect do? also, if im towing in 4wd low, should i leave the ect button on power or normal?
     
  2. Jun 13, 2011 at 5:41 AM
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    skytower

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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    IIRC, that changes the transmission's shift points. Power=higher rev before shift and quicker downshift with less accel input. Normal= lower rev before shift and more accel input before downshift.
    Personal preference is the call of the day for that setting in 4lo.
     
  3. Jun 13, 2011 at 12:37 PM
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    Towing in 4 low? Not on asphalt I hope....
     
  4. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:29 PM
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    if u have something heavy to tow u can tow it in 4low to keep the strain off the transmission
     
  5. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:38 PM
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    ONLY use 4Lo to get it out of the water and up the ramp. DO NOT turn the wheels and drive on dry pavement in 4LO, you run the risk of binding the drivetrain and grenading your T-case.
     
  6. Jun 13, 2011 at 1:49 PM
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    Uh , no
     
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    An "87" has manual lock hubs you can drive all you want in 4X4 as long as the hubs are not locked don't think I would take it out on the highway. Either normal or power you'll probably not notice the difference in low. What you do want is an transmission cooler in line with the stock one.
     
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