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Turning off car while in gear.

Discussion in '1994-2004 V6 Mustang Tech' started by Culex, Feb 26, 2007.

  1. Culex

    Culex 3.8's Polyglot

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    This applies to Automatic Transmissions, so is it bad for the tranny to turn off the car while you're going 20-30MPH in gear or does the planetary gearset automatically reset itself or something? :confused:
     
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    domin8 Lazy Unicorn

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    why would you turn the car off going that fast?
     
  3. Culex

    Culex 3.8's Polyglot

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    Actually the other day I was taking my intoxicated friend home and he kept on turning off my car at those speeds, so I wanted to know if it did any damage.
     
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    domin8 Lazy Unicorn

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    ah ok
     
  5. Brandon

    Brandon Better Than Sliced Bread!

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    should be fine, people tow their cars and leave the rear wheels on the ground all the time.
     
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    That won't hurt anything, just kick it into neutral and restart it.

    Then punch your stupid friend in the ear!! :thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    2KSTANGFIRE New Member

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    To quote a friend "Bitch be walkin, touch my car like that"

    But no, it did no harm.
     
  8. Culex

    Culex 3.8's Polyglot

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    haha, yeah, well that's good to know, but what exactly happens when you do that? Does the hydraulic pressure on the planetary gearset just disappear and loosen the holds on the gears? :confused:
     
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    And that is a major mistake!
     
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    Dennis1417 Huh?

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    I hope you punched him in the face several times after he did that.
     
  11. lane

    lane Mineral Grey Mouse

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    I did that once and I'll never do it again. Not for any technical reasons, but it's something you should avoid if possible. And go smack your friend now, even though it was a few days ago.
    I was going 40-50 down a hill, shut my car off in gear and it started to pull to the left. Tried turning the wheel back to the right... no power steering, and the wheel locked... and it was in gear so I couldn't start it back up. I didn't have enough time to think to put it into neutral because at that point I was already on the median, so I had to stop before I veered into oncoming traffic. I ended up stopped in the left lane of opposite traffic on a 4 lane divided road, starting it back up again and continuing home from school.

    Something else you should avoid it jamming it into park while moving. I did that a couple times, but it wasn't as bad as ending up on the wrong side of the road.