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08-28-02, 03:10 PM   #1  
reverse to drive question

I have heard and correct me if I am wrong that it is not good to go from reverse to drive while car is still rolling.I dont do it but I see many people that do it.Maybe if they read this post they will stop the practice and put a little life into their auto transmission.
And if it is not good for the transmission why?

 
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08-28-02, 05:03 PM   #2  
its not good for alot of things including ujoints and motor mounts, as far as damaging the transmission would probably be because they are not built nearly as good as they used to be due to the manufactures trying to make them either cheaper or lighter maybe both. but if you are at a low idle speed when it is shifted and the car still rolling there should be enough stall in the convertor to help avoid any damage to the transmission.

 
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08-28-02, 05:21 PM   #3  
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Simple physics if you will.

It is not good practice to be rolling forward and then go into reverse. You are putting stress on everything by doing so. Most owner's manuals clearly state to fully stop before switching gears.

 
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08-28-02, 06:25 PM   #4  
let me clarify a little

When I said go from reverse to drive I did not mean a a great speed engine idle going thru netural.I was not talking about a starskey and hutch change of direction.

 
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08-29-02, 03:27 AM   #5  
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Not good either way. Must come to a complete stop before switchng gears. This way, everything is at rest, not in motion.

Think about running forward and then jerking yourself backward to backpeddle. It hurts . Your transmission feels the same way. Lol.

 
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