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what does that button ECT do?

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Shotgun45, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:15 PM
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    Shotgun45

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    Ya, I have had my tacoma for almost 4 years and it been through alot and I love it. Always wondered what the ECT button does. I think it is the E-locker but want to know more.
    Thanks Ya'll
     
  2. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:18 PM
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    JimBeam

    JimBeam BECAUSE INTERNETS!! Moderator

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    ECT is not the E-Locker

    it changes the shift points to assist when towing
     
  3. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    tacomarotto

    tacomarotto "Change is inevitable, but growth is optional."

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    Im almost positive that ECT stands for

    Electronically
    Controlled
    Timing

    It forces the engine to shift at higher RPMs allowing more horsepower per gear. generically used for towing or just a full load of people. sometimes i use it when i have alot of people in truck and it gives me some more power

    but of course this negitively effects your gas mileage... maybe by one mpg
     
  4. Oct 17, 2010 at 7:26 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.

    Your 66% right. The "T" stands for "Transmission"
     
  5. Oct 18, 2010 at 2:57 PM
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    Shotgun45

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    Thanks y'all
     
  6. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:29 PM
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    thanks chris :cool:
     
  7. Oct 18, 2010 at 4:32 PM
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    WATRD

    WATRD Keyser Soze

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    Check out my site, it's mostly up to date and there's too much to list here.
    http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_does_the_ECT_button_on_an_toyota_do
     
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