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January 22, 2009, 2:58:05 AM
can someone please tell me what does the e.c.t. control does?does it change the fue milage? does it help with towing?the techs at my local dealership where no help.
electronically controlled transmission

January 22, 2009, 3:28:17 PM
The ECT button should two positions - normal and power. All it does it change the upper shift points of the transmission - so that the transmission will shift at higher RPMs with your foot to the floor, with the button pushed to "power" mode. Example - if your redline is say 6000RPM - in normal mode, the transmission may shift at 5000RPMs at wide open throttle - in power mode, the transmission will shift a little higher - maybe 5500RPMs at the same throttle application. Actually hard to feel this work at all - difference is minimal. In normal driving - you should not see any difference in fuel economy or engine performance. Unless you drive around with your foot buried in the carpet all the time - in that case, power mode would decrease fuel economy. Towing may benefit - as you can hold a higher RPM level in a particular gear. Though you would get better gains with just turning O/D off - that will keep the transmission from "hunting" around between the top gears at highway speeds.

January 26, 2009, 12:28:42 AM
thanks fishexpo the techs at my local shop are mostly all young and all they could do was lookat each other and scratch their

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