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my 05 downshifts when going down hills - all of a sudden goes from free wheeling at 1k rpms to engine braking at 25k) is this normal to help slow vehicle reducing wear on brakes? thanks
 

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yes it is, what is happening is called engine braking. its to keep your pathy mfrom gaining unwanted spped going down a hill. what its going is shitting into a lower gear so when its going at the top speed for the gear the RPM'S go up so it slows down. nothing to be afraid of. it like if your driving and put your pathy in 2nd(if u have auto) its going to rev up to get the vehicle into thats gear speeds range.
 

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hmmm. must be a truck thing. wife's maxima does not do that, it pretty much coasts down hills.

seems like it is wasting gas by reducing momentum. guess it saves on brake pads tho.
 

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well it also culd be your over-drive. if itsa on it makes your engine rev up higher and that will slow it down. in my dads 08 sentra se-r it downshifts goiung down hills to
 
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