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transmission acting wierd?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RoyB, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:48 AM
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    RoyB

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    Is this normal? When I am coasting it feels like the truck is in the wrong gear and using motor compression to slow the truck down....like more than any other vehicle I've ever driven. Seems kinda wierd and more noticeable the faster I go- only when my foot is off the gas and coasting though. There can't be that much drag.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:52 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Its normal. The auto tranny mimicks a manual tranny when coasting, and comming to a stop. :)
     
  3. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:53 AM
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    It's normal...

    Mine does it. Not necessarily all the time but in certain situations you feel it more than others. Haven't figured out how - but I think if you use the brakes, prior to coasting...it does it more often.
     
  4. Oct 12, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    hm, kinda wierd. my srt magnum did an excellent job with their sensors. it would downshift if you were on the brakes or in a turn it would hold the gear. did awesome on the track.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:02 AM
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    Your SRT Magnum is a different type of vehicle than the TAcoma. The Magnum is more sport oriented, while the Tacoma is a truck. Programming of the tranny will be different. :)
     
  6. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:08 AM
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    I know ;) just never had a vehicle that slowed down this much without being on the brakes or being driven in a "spirited" manner :)
     
  7. Oct 12, 2008 at 8:22 AM
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    You don't need to drive the truck in a spirited manner... That's what the Vette is for!! ;) I can sooo relate!

    Each manufacturer has different programming for their transmissions and how they'll shift. The tacoma is the first auto I've driven that did it - atleast non of the other autos were as noticable.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    Mine does this as well. In fact I changed the ATF fluid right after I got it to see if it would make a difference, but it didn't. So I just figured it was normal with this truck :)
     
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