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so I have a 97 4dr auto
I know it's basically a 3 speed with overdrive being 4th gear.
I swear that when going highway speeds and coming to slight upgrade and if I am not trying to get on it. the rav shifts down like 1/2 a gear not down to drive and the shift is minimal like probably only increases about 300 RPMs at that point I have used the OD off button and indeed it shifts again down to drive I have seen this on the tach and slightly felt it happen as well .
to my best knowledge this is a 4 speed auto
I think I am goin nuts.no need to reply about last sentence but I am sure some might
 

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From what I have read the automatics have 4 speeds. And as just a guess since I have a manual, could the half step be from the torque converter unlocking? Locked is better for fuel economy but but when unlocked, each gear can handle a much larger load range.
 
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