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Old 04-20-2011, 09:48 AM
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Default While Coasting Truck Down Shifts?

When I'm coasting and the truck is slowing down, when I get to 45mph, the truck down shifts? I thought I saw something about this here in the forum someplace but can't seem to find it.

I ask at the dealer and they said it was normal because with the drive by wire, when your foot is off the gas the indicator doesn't see a throttle angle???? Ahhhh...ok...so?

It just seems that this is counter productive to good gas mileage. My 2008 didn't do this but oddly enough my wifes Challenger does do this as well?

So anyone else have any experience with this? Is everyone's truck doing this?
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Old 04-20-2011, 10:25 AM
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Default Well, If I Understand It Right!!!

Lets say you come in off the highway and are slowing down it will shift down as I'm sure it won't stay in 5th. gear all the time.

Somebody said to use the "manual shift" mode around town as not to get into Overdrive so the "cylinder shutoff" won't activate.

I lock the manual shifting in 4th around town. That way I still start out in 1st. but won't go beyond 4th..

Gives me plenty of punch around town.

It's so easy to be running 40 or more around town. Maybe I need to look into a radar detector.

I'm sure having fun with this new "hot rod".
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most trannies as far as i thought would go into a nuetral like mode when u come of the gas rpm goes down to 1000 or so then when u apply brakes as u slow trans down shifts?thats excactly what my truck does and most b4 this that i can recall.eg.coming down steep hill doing 100km/hr get off gas and coast to a stop no noticable change in gears revs at about 1000 rpm,as long as i dont touch brakes.
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Letting off the throttle will stop applying power to the engine, which in turn, applies less pressure on the torque convertor, thus, dropping from overdrive/5th gear down to the next gear.

Nothing's wrong with the truck, that's just the way it's designed.

Want to prevent this? Don't let off the throttle haha.
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Thanks guys....I guess it's normal.

Funny, 69 views of this thread and only 2 replies form 4th Gen owners (Not to leave you out Charlie but I see you own a 2004 but I appreciate your input). So of the other 66 views..either none of them were 4th Gen owners or none of them drive their truck? A simple "Mine does the same" or "mine does not" would have been nice.

But the "Do you have a hood light" thread has 4 pages!!!! I don't know if that's funny or sad......
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well, i just read this thread so i'll give you the "mine does the same thing". wish it didn't as it does lower your mpg as it doesn't allow free wheeling to conserve fuel. first thing i found on the truck that i would change on the truck if i could, but since i love this thing i don't even consider it an annoyance.
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Watch your live fuel usage indicator. Is 4th gear with no throttle any worse on fuel than 5th gear no throttle? Usually you let off the pedal because you intend on slowing down so downshifting would be normal wouldn't it?
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I have not commented on it because in town, a block is only 2000 - 3000 feet long, 35 mph speed limit with a stop sign or signal light on every corner
i looked at my transmission shifter, i see Park, Reverse, Neutral, & Drive
If you were to use Neutral you could COAST, but, your transmission
pump would not be pumping & some parts in the transmission need that fluid all the time, especially at 30 mph, thats why towing vehicles don't pick up a vehicle from the front, except in an Emergency, or they pull the drive shaft

Once on the highway, freeway, turnpike, etc. i use Cruise Control & going down a fairly steep hill, sometimes i see the speedometer climb, & climb, even quite away above the 70 mph speed limit, & that is what i have the cruise control set at. at some point around 80 mph, the speed control sensor re-evaluates itself & finally kicks in, getting you back to 70, but, by then the red & blue lights are behind you

I guess we can't be appeased
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Personally I think it has more to do with ECO mode. I have noticed the same thing, but the ECO light is always on when it happens. Imagine the difference in coasting with four cylinders as opposed to all eight. It will feel like down shifting. Anyone agree?
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Yes. Mine does the same thing. it's normal.
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