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Sep 14, 9:53pm - #44837 
Question for Automatic Celica owners...Or anyone who knows

Sometimes when I want to overtake someone or just gain speed really quickly I Throw off my OD and this kicks the car into 3rd continuously untill I throw OD back on which allows it to shift into 4th..I dont do this all the time, but when I do do this which is normally to pull away really fast, does this do damage to my tranny..shit its the only thing we GT auto owners have close to proper downshifting... grin confused confused


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Sep 14, 9:54pm - #44838 
ive asked people a lot about overdrive but no one has ever succesfully explained it to me to where i could understand. im still lost about it


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Sep 14, 9:58pm - #44839 
what do you need to know?


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Sep 14, 10:04pm - #44840 
As per pages 83 through 88 of the 2001 Toyota Celica Owner's Manual...

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Be careful not to over-rev the engine. Watch the tachometer to keep engine rpm from going into the red zone. The approximate maximum allowable speed for each position is given below for your reference:

"2" ... 77mph
"L" ... 41mph

the "2" and "L" are used for strong engine breaking, as described previously (earlier in the chapter on page 84, "Engine Braking")

It is recommended that you not drive over 55mph while your over drive is turned to off.




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Sep 14, 10:08pm - #44841 
Holy shit, I never go into redline and I have been upto 110 in third approaching redline... 55 eek eek damm...so thats why they make manuals wtf wtf but but but

GT = slow
auto = even slower
OD off = GTS wanna be looooooool
and with exhaust, driving in 3rd sounds nice... PHUK I cant wait ti trade in for my 2004 gts 6 speed!!!!!!!!!!!! cry cry


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Sep 14, 10:10pm - #44842 
we've all be over this shit before... we all drive slow cars - if you want to bash on anyone, take it to another site angry

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Sep 14, 10:13pm - #44843 
Wasnt bashin on anyone, why would you say that..Just anxious to get mt GTS...but dont get me wrong, I love my GT..Just wondering what kind of damage I was doing if any by downshifting using the OD method that all...so touchy spineyes

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Sep 14, 10:15pm - #44844 
i guess because I havent gotten out this whole weekend... tasty
gunna head out for a bit and take the gt on a run through the residential area at 10pm, at incredable loud speeds happywink


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Sep 14, 10:15pm - #44845 
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Sep 14, 10:23pm - #44846 
Originally Posted by isaac
i guess because I havent gotten out this whole weekend... tasty
gunna head out for a bit and take the gt on a run through the residential area at 10pm, at incredable loud speeds happywink


DUUUUUUUUUUUUUUDE I DO THE SAME!!!!!!!!! LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL


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Sep 14, 10:26pm - #44847 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz

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BTW Isaac I designed this new decal for your car, I think it would look soooooooooooooooooo sweet with your red exterioir, and it gives you an amazing 40HP boost... grin grin grin grin rofl rofl rofl spineyes spineyes

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Sep 14, 10:30pm - #44848 
DUDE I whored my own post lol... wtf wtf wtf


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Sep 15, 12:32pm - #44849 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
DUDE I whored my own post lol... wtf wtf wtf


you feel dirty now? grin


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Sep 15, 12:48pm - #44850 
back to topic...i dont think it's going to hurt anything...
it's just like shifting to 3rd gear from 4th...if you consider that as damaging...then it probably is...
but i do not worrying about that on my GTS auto...(we have OD button too plus the M mode)


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Sep 15, 1:17pm - #44851 
m mode wtf wtf


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Sep 15, 1:20pm - #44852 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
m mode wtf wtf


Depeche ... what? grin


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Sep 15, 1:32pm - #44853 
lol...ISAAC!!!!!!!!!!!!! you want my HP gain sticker or what...orrrrrrrrrr we could just trade for a blitz body kit or sommin... LOL grin grin grin


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Sep 16, 2:47pm - #44854 
Originally Posted by DJ_Curtiz
m mode wtf wtf


On the auto GTS, the transmission is a tiptronic, I.E. when the tranny is in "D" you pull the shift lever towards the driver's side, and the tranny goes into "M" mode. You have manual control of gear selection via buttons on the steering wheel. Much safer than shifting with the OD button, because the trans will not downshift into a gear if the motor will over-rev. It also has a Gear indicator in the lower-left portion of the speedo, so you know what gear you are in.

Overdrive is your 4th gear, it's geared in such a way that 4th gear will spin over more than it's specified gear ratio (hence the term, overdrive) it's mostly there for fuel economy when cruising. When you press the OD button to turn it off, overdrive is disabled, and the trans automatically downshifts to third (because with OD turned off, your overdrive gear, 4th, is disabled.) However, doing this can possibly overrev the motor, like, if your revving past 4.5K on the tach, it's not a good idea to do this, since when you downshift to 3rd, your gonna hit the redline. read your manual for specifics as to what gear to what RPM should be used.

There's a safer way to do this, and it doesn't involve using the OD button.

If your celica's tranny has it's OD turned on, and you are in 4th, simply mash the gas pedal to the floor, your transmission kickdown cable will do the rest, and automatically downshift the tranny into 3rd, so long as your engine revs aren't too high for it to safely do so.


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Sep 16, 3:45pm - #44855 
cool, yeah I know about mashing the gas lol trust me but that uses too much fuel oh well, thanks for the info though, very interesting learning about the other models out there... grin


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Mar 12, 1:55am - #450516 
My GF got a Celica from a cheesy used car dealer. Was running rough at idle and they suggested replacing motor mounts (I know its prolly the IAC - I found you guys researching that problem) anyway - they replace motor mounts and now tranny kickdown isn't working - any ideas?

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Mar 16, 5:28am - #450523 
Humm usually that wouldnt have anything to do wi tth mount replacement

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