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carlosredtrd
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carlosredtrd Feb 11, 9:24pm - #397550 
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Not enough power?


Driving towards my home(is like at the top of a mountain) the car just dont respond when I hit the gas all the way. It keep and average of 50 and the rpm doesnt go higher than 3. It does that only when I'm going up. Anyone know, what could it be?
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celicatuner Feb 11, 9:26pm - #397551 
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automatic or manual? downshift.. tongue
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carlosredtrd Feb 11, 9:32pm - #397552 
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is automatic gt, and sorry but I'm mechanichal handicapped, so if you can explain it like I'm a 2 years old, it would be great thumbsup
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kmlgts Feb 11, 9:32pm - #397553 

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if you going up hill you wont get much power from an auto

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celicatuner
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celicatuner Feb 11, 9:35pm - #397554 
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dunno how automatic GT works know gts has manu-matic shifting. but even if you don't you should have low gears like 1 and 2 instead of D.. use 1 and 2 for more power and more revs going up hills our cars don't have a lot of torque so you need to rev to like 4.5k or something to get up a steep hill with any power.
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combatc87 Feb 11, 10:19pm - #397555 

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turn off O/D

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BaTMaN_4 Feb 11, 10:32pm - #397556 

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Drop gears...go down to L or 2 the ones under the D (drive) thumbsup

May be wrong...im not shure wat letters of numbers are under the D grin
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CelicaRacer05 Feb 11, 10:38pm - #397557 

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L you wont be able to go over say 40 ish, and use 2nd, but once you red line you will have to shift to drive... umm maybe its not the engine power, but the alititude thats effecting ur performance, or something else? cause i live in denver and drive up the moutains all the time, and i have never felt any difference...
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drivethru1986 Feb 11, 11:06pm - #397558 

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ya man...i have an auto GTS and just drop it back into 2nd and can usually get uphills...so just try 2 drop it back to 2 gear setting...that should help...damn autos

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Gen7fan Feb 11, 11:13pm - #397559 
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Originally Posted by combatc87
turn off O/D


Yup, what I would do when I had a auto celica.
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00celica00gt Feb 11, 11:16pm - #397560 

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Dumb question...is it better to drive with O/D always on?

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Gen7fan Feb 11, 11:24pm - #397561 
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Originally Posted by 00celica00gt
Dumb question...is it better to drive with O/D always on?


Most of the time, yes. You shouldn't drive above 60mph for long with it off, just for a short burst, like getting on the hwy or the problem in this thread.

I would turn it off when I was driving under 60 and when I need it to downshift for a little extra power. This is not saying much I got rid of my auto for a 5 speed.

Keep in mind when you turn your car on your OD is on by defalt even if you turned it off when you shut it down. So there is no way you could forget and leave it off.
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Lucky_317 Feb 12, 12:31am - #397562 

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OD saves your gas. thats all.

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SLVCELI Feb 12, 12:46am - #397563 
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and is better on your engine.

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jrd Feb 12, 2:07am - #397564 

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Why would anybody but a girl get an automatic Celi?
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YourNameHere Feb 12, 5:20pm - #397565 
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Manuals are too much of a pain in the ass down here in Florida traffic...you'd be shifting all the time! Besides I have the convenience of both. If I ever want to manually shift my car all I have to is slide the gear shift to the left and off I go...it's not quite the same as a "real" manual but close enough. Anyways, autos are just easier so kiss my butt rofl j/k
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narcolepsy123456 Feb 12, 8:10pm - #397566 

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Originally Posted by jrd
Why would anybody but a girl get an automatic Celi?
noob

but seriously, not everyone wants a manual, and you can get some power out of the auto before tearing the tranny all to crap. i'm looking into building up my tranny and getting something other than the stage 1 c2 turbo. thumbsup
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drivethru1986 Feb 12, 8:13pm - #397567 

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ya i got my auto GTS b/c my mom cant drive stick (she slmost killed my dads starion back in the day) so she wouldnt want to kill my car if she had 2 drive it...besides its easier in traffic and stuff...and my goal when i get $ is to make my car as fast as possible...now 4 finding the $ rofl i crack myself up

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celiwhite Feb 12, 8:17pm - #397568 
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i'm a girl and i drive a gts 6 speed

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Zero Feb 12, 8:53pm - #397569 

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^^^ cry rofl

when going up hill and say you are around 40mph, downshift to 2nd gear. (press the shifter button down and move the stick down to the number 2) make sure you watch your rpm gauge, shift back into 3rd (D) gear before you hit 7,000rpms.

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bmw52786 Feb 12, 8:55pm - #397570 

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^^^ haha

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Zero Feb 12, 9:08pm - #397571 

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he did say speak to him like he's 2 years old rofl

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celicatuner Feb 12, 11:19pm - #397572 
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I don't like automatic manual shifters. It's too soft none of the stiffness and clicking into place feeling of a manual. Plus it takes like a few seconds for it to shift when you click it up or down so theres like a delay while it's thinking or something. I do think however that anyone can have just about the same 0-60 1/4 mi times in the same auto which is good for some people because some people are actually slower than autos when they don't know how to shift right and fast. I would also miss my clutch in an auto to me that is really the best part of a manual not just being able to select power how and when you need it but being able to adjust it and slam it in from neutral and do burn outs and hard launches. I do admit eating fast food while driving is a bit of a chore in my manual though.
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2003cbgts Feb 13, 1:06am - #397573 

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pedal harder thumbsup
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