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over-drive switch - overuse ?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by daddyfarlessa, May 5, 2011.

  1. May 5, 2011 at 9:49 AM
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    Is it possible to overuse the 'over-drive switch' that's located on the shifting lever on my automatic 2003 Tacoma ? Do I risk 'burning out' the switch ? My daily commute involves a short drive over a mountain pass; I find myself continuously utilizing the switch during this part of my drive.

    I just had my transmission serviced and the guy said the fluid was real dirty (but, it could have just been overdue for a fluid change anyway).

    Any thoughts ?
     
  2. May 5, 2011 at 9:51 AM
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    I leave mine in OD all the time why keep switching back and forth?
     
  3. May 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    i toggle my OD off and on all the time when i want the extra RPMs on streets... on the highways, i typically have it on to help with MPGs...

    i dont think i have ever known anyone who has burned out their OD from heavy usage...
     
  4. May 5, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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  5. May 5, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    I don't know if we have locking torque converters or not, but constant shifting in and out of OD will decrease the life of the clutch. You will not hurt the switch or trans using it they way you describe, OP.
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    its actually better to drive around town with over drive off. its less shifting for the transmission to do. my OD switch doesn't work and i cant really figure out why. any ideas? its in over drive all the time but i cant switch it off
     
  7. May 6, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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  11. May 6, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    Do you have the ECT button? Would that help keep the tranny in the gear you want since it holds gears into higher rpms?
     
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