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post #1 of 11 Old 03-26-2008, 05:27 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Brake

I pull a 31' tow behind camper and love the engine brake feature on the 6.0. My question is, how do u disengage the feature while you're driving? Last weekend we were coming home from Lancaster, PA and coming down this hill. The guy in front of me had to make a left turn, so i applied the brakes and got the engine brake assistance, which was fine, but after the car turned i let off the brake so i cold continue down the hill, but the engine brake wouldn't disengage. So it revved up pretty good before it finally shifted up a gear. Ideas?

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Anybody?

Probably should have put this in the towing forum, but anyway. Ideas?

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I just turn off the "Tow/Haul" mode and it returns to normal.

Typically, unless I'm fully loaded and am slowed way down, when I pull an empty trailer down a long grade, I turn off the Tow/Haul mode. It's easy going down a long grade to pick up speed quick and in turn the engine brake will want to drastically downshift causing the rpms to get up there fast.

Just want to make sure you keep an eye on things and keep the truck/trailer at a moderate speed - and most importantly, use a GOOD brake controller. I use a Prodigy and it works great.

Unless you're just pulling a monster of a trailer, you should have plenty of brakes on the truck and trailer to slow everything down even without the Tow/Haul mode.

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Thanks for the idea. I'm glad somebody finally responded. Never thought about flipping the O/D back on. I wasn't sure if there was some trick or anything built in.

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Sibbea (Turbotime on here) actually has a toggle on her dash for hers. Maybe this is an option?

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Clicking the O/D button is easy enough. Don't know y i didn't think of that. I just wasn't sure if u had to tap the brake pad twice or some other secret code way to do it. Guess i was just over-thinking the whole process!

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Glad that helped you out Aronda...good luck!

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where ist he od button?? All I see is the tow haul button on the end of my shifter.

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yep, what i do all the time, when your ready for it to shift back into higher gear, just select tow haul "off", then reset it once it shifts, do it all the time.

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Use the tow/haul button. It will allow the truck to upshift rather than holding the gear. That will diminish the effects of the turbo brake.


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