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Tachometer goes up to 4K when braking for downhill

I have a 2009 Camry base model with about 1500 miles. Today, when I was going downhill, I tried to brake to control the speed. Suddenly, the tachometer went up to 4k and a loud engine noise went out, the speed didn't change much. After I got down the hill, everything back to normal, a quite and smooth car again. When I drove back passing the same hill, the same thing happened again. Could anyone tell me what's the problem with my car?

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