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Question about my 06 tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacomatt23, Dec 1, 2010.

  1. Dec 1, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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    Tacomatt23

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    I bought a used 06 tacoma quad cab a few weeks ago, and right away I noticed going down hills it seems like I didnt need to ride the brakes to keep a steady speed as the truck seemed to down shift on its own coming down hills.. and just a few days ago now i need to ride the brakes all the way down big hills. what gives? should I take my truck and drive it up the dealers ass?
     
  2. Dec 1, 2010 at 7:02 AM
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    nope, they down shift when you tap the brakes. Someone else can give you a more Technical response. Welcome!!
     
  3. Dec 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    Zombie Runner

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    our trucks have engine braking. when coasting fuel is shut off to the cylinders to save fuel.
     
  4. Dec 1, 2010 at 7:26 AM
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    I would do this just because it sounds like fun...

    Welcome to TW!
     
  5. Dec 1, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    thanks for the info but I dont understand why I had to ride the brakes down my usual hill the last few days, no lights on the dash or anything....otherwise I frickin love this truck!
     
  6. Dec 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Pugga

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    Mine is weird like that also. Sometimes the engine braking kicks in, other times it doesn't. Haven't really found a rhyme or reason to why it does what it does...
     
  7. Dec 1, 2010 at 11:30 AM
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    I have same issue, sometimes when after mine downshift and I get back in the gas it shifts hard into the next year...IDK.:confused:
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 6:10 AM
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    its kind of irritating, it was a nice feature and now it doesnt work. and I cant trust the dealer to fix it because they couldnt even tighten my lug nuts when they put new tires on! the only thing I can think of is i took the battery out to fix some rust on the battery tray. maybe disconnecting the battery did something...
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    Just throwing it out there, but I know on my 2010 Jeep Wrangler the dealer upgraded the software on it recently and it made the engine braking less aggressive. Possible yours was upgraded before you bought it, and by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting you rebooted the computer causing new settings to take effect?


    By the way I'm new, but I just bought a 06 Tacoma last week, so im interested in any info more experienced members may have. Is this a plausable explaination? Cheers!
     
  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    ok I disconnected the negative battery cable and left it off for a minute then reconnected it, now all seems to be working fine again. just one of those things i guess, thanks for all the input.
     
  11. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:32 AM
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    Glad you got it fix i just got an 06 auto a few days ago and i like that feature especialy since my last car was a standard. In my wife's pacifica i feel like i'm on the break all the time.
     
  12. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:43 AM
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    yea i had the same thing, i was about to change out my trany fluid, i bought the filter and gasket, then i found out our truck are non serviceable trany's, only by toyota or unless u have the right machine to heat the fuild. So glad i found that out or else my taco would be in trouble.
    But about the slowing down, happen to me coasting to red lights and down hills, i got new tires, load range d, and it seams like my tires help my wheels coasting and dont really feel the breaking in as much as before, becasue they are heavyier than the stock, but thats just what i think from my expericince, but i dont get the slowwing down any more.
     
  13. Dec 3, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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  14. Dec 3, 2010 at 10:19 AM
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    when i bought my 06 used..same thing. i thought the tranny was broken. felt weird with the tranny trying to be so smart and all.

    now i am just used to it. i dont even notice.
     
  15. Dec 3, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    I'd say drive it up the dealers ass.
     
  16. Dec 3, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    do you have a time machine I wish I could shift years
     
  17. Dec 3, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    I finally felt it today I was kinda wondering what you guys were talking about.

    I was like OMG whats wrong with my tranny (had it for less then a week).

    Then I remembered this thread so have we figured out how it works yet?
     
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