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Old 11-02-2006, 12:20 PM
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Accidently went into reverse @ 20 mph!!

My car was overeheating so I went to put it in nuetral and coast off the road and I accidently went into reverse. I was still going about 15-20 mph when it happened. It slammed into reverse for just a second but it was long enough that I think I heard the tires loose traction on the wet road. If the roads weren't wet it would have chirpped the tires.I'm hoping that I didn't shorten it's life too much. I guess I'm looking for a little peace of mind. Any thoughts?

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I've done it more times than I care to admit from speeds of 20 - 60 but I quickly jerked it back into drive or neutral. I didn't have any immediate detrimental effects and continued driving the vehicles a few years before I sold them. One was a Mustang and one was a Ford F100. Both had C4's.
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Old 11-02-2006, 12:32 PM
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Reverse lockout?
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Accidently went into [email protected] 20mph!!

What type of vehicle?Also what year and engine size.
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Oops! I did that once in my 68 Nova with a 6 banger and automatic. Made the tires chirp too and scared the hell out of me. I put it back into drive right away and kept on driving. I never had any problems with the tranny. Pulled the tranny pan and swapped out the filter and fluid later. Nothing unusual was seen.
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Sorry I forgot to put this info in: Car is 1999 linc. continental, 4.6 with AX4N I think. Car is front wheel drive. The " revese lockout" it's a floor shift and to go to neutral I have to push a button and I went to far and into reverse. All the other floor shifts I've you can just push it into neutral, kind of weird.
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Accidently went into reverse @ 20mph!!

Wow! that will be expensive if it did hurt it,but I doubt it did.

The fact that it was overheating may have a more detrimental effect.

I suggest you change fluid as soon as overheating problem is corrected.

I hope it works out well for you.
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Old 11-03-2006, 07:03 AM
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Back in '64 my little sister pushed the lever on my dad's Powerrglide into reverse on the freeway.

He drove that car another 8 years and 100,000 miles.
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Did that once going down the track in my 71 chevelle...felt like the car went sideways and about 5 feet in the air, (wasn't that bad really). No damage though.
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Update; Solved the overheat problem, been driving it and there doesn't seen to be any immediate damage to transmission. Thanks for the responses I'm feeling alot better.
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i did that in my mom's 98 ram1500. it was running really rough when i wasnt on the gas, almost trying to die. down hills id find neutral so i could be on the gas still. when i hit reverse the back tires got loose and i quickly found nuetral...

in my 89 camaro 700r4, i was doing about 15-ish and hit reverse. my lockout didnt work. however the tires didnt slip... instead the car died and wouldnt start. come to find out i reverse the engine and it required lots of cranking and recharging. ran fine after that till just recently.
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I did it in a '64 Comet 289/C4 at 60 mph when I ran out of gas and tried to get netural to coast to the gas station less than a mile away.
Broke both motor mounts and tore the radiator hoses off,and also tore up the exhaust pipes and tranny cooling lines.
I never try for netural with an auto trans while moving anymore.
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Always remember...that R does not stand for RACE!!
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oops

as long as none of the mounts were damaged and it still shifts fine you should be fine however i would take the pan off and look for any sign of major damage but if it still drives fine then i wouldnt worrie about it
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You did it on accident?!!?

Sad to admit, but I used to do this all the time for kicks. '71 F150 with C6, column shift. I'd do it at about 45 & floor it. Makes huge 'J' hooks where the rubber makes a long straight line, then stops & backs off to one side or the other, usually to the right due to road slope here in the mountains.

You gotta understand I was a teenager who spent all my spare time & $$ on cars & abusing them. Tiny town with no traffic, and this is what we did at all hours of the night. Worked too, I didn't have a drink or any other vice until after I joined the Corps.

Oh yeah. After months of this, it became very difficult to find Drive on the column shifter. That's all the damage that was done. I guess it really relies on the strength of the sprag assembly. Guess that C6 had a great one. Along with a tight posi & a warmed over 360.

Save your flames. I'm not saying it was smart, just fun. And relevant to the conversation at hand.

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