ECT PWR in 1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited?

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Old 07 May 2014, 10:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default ECT PWR in 1998 Toyota 4Runner Limited?

There is the button on my 4Runner in the middle console that says ECT PWR... I have no idea what it means. I keep searching it up online but find different answers every time. Someone either says it gives more power, gives more wear on the engine, and uses more gas hence the mpg is worse or someone says it gives less power and gives a better mpg... I have no idea what to believe. My dad even said it was for going up hills and things. can I PLEASE have an accurate answer about ECT PWR? I know it stands for Electronically Controlled Transmission but what does it actually do to the car? THANKS.
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Old 07 May 2014, 10:55 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Here is the owners manual, download it and read it.

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Old 07 May 2014, 11:10 pm   #3 (permalink)
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The button activates the "power" mode in the automatic transmission. When activated, it raises the shift points and may even stiffen the shift transitions in order to deliver more power, at the expense of fuel economy and a little wear and tear.
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