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Old 10-21-2016, 06:41 PM   #1
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I just got this truck with many issues im working through slowly.

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Im not allowed to post the pic of the switch but heres the description below...Its next to the cruise switch.


I assume this switch does something with the auto trans but can you tell me more about it?
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Old 10-21-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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It changes the engine speed at which the transmission shifts.
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I have that switch as well, but haven't made it down the repair list far enough to even think about what it was. I guessed it had to do with Tranny shift adjustments, but haven't changed positions whilst driving yet to see. Interesting option though.
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Old 10-22-2016, 01:10 AM   #4
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her lexus has one of those switches. when its in normal mode, the trans shifts so smooth you cant even tell its shifting. when its in sport or what ever its called, it has a much more firm shift and it will spin the tires hitting second gear on a wet road.
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Old 10-22-2016, 10:33 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by Bobster View Post
E-AT: Economy, Automatic Transmission?

I cheated, and used some Google-Fu to find an eBay image. I uploaded it here, so the image will still be available after the item sells (long-term reference for others).

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So I found my manual and did some reading. On the v6 with the automatic transmission it has two shift patterns I guess. If you flick the switch up to auto mode its what you would use for regular driving. If you flick it down to power mode it is supposed to shift at higher speed so its, for hard accelerations and I guess it would help off road a bit too. According to the manual when you step on it and are accelerating hard, the transmission automatically switches to power mode. This option was only available on the VG30 engine models.
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I found this out just a few days ago. My 92 V6 4x4 automatic was really reluctant to upshift, I figured maybe something was wrong with the transmission. I noticed a week or so ago that the E-A/T switch was flipped to "Power", looked up what it did, flipped it back to "Auto" and voila, upshifts much sooner.
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EAT switch, lol. Mine is set to always on.
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