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Old 08-04-2004, 05:39 PM   #1
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a corolla question

today i was cleaning and vacuming the interior of my 99 automatic corolla and found a weird thing , behind the gas pedal close to the wall there is a round metal tube like thing thet could be pressed like a switch or somthing ,
i wonder if it has something to do or is it just a boundary to the pedal so you want kick it the hell out of the car.

i allso once passed a tractor and i had to put the pedal to metal , i felt some kind od click and the car went like hell over 6000 rpm , getting the juice out of the engine.

nice ill say
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Old 08-06-2004, 12:56 AM   #2
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so

i have done some research and i found out :

this little switch IS a kick down switch , it ment to give you maximal power for quick passes and stuff like this .

if ill cruise on 2000 rpm and give a nice presure on the pedal it will take me one shift down , if ill press and touch this little switch it will spit me down for another shift down .

and now its for sure
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Old 08-06-2004, 06:12 AM   #3
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I think that the engine already runs on the "limit" (for its current revs) short before you would kick down this switch button. (i.e. like a manual geared car when you pressing down the pedal at low speed and fifth gear)

I did testing it with an 95' Mercedes C220 some time ago. It's good to know if you want to accelerate well without all of a sudden roaring by the engine.

That switch button is only connected to the automatic transmission, but not to the engine. (As far as I know from the Mercedes)
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Old 08-06-2004, 05:14 PM   #4
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weird

thets why its so weird

but it is going down 2 gears when it kicks down depends on the revs .

even went into the red line once .

man this car got some tricks in the hat
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