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Hey, I was wondering why does the automatic g6 easily slide into neutral from drive? Does this ruin the trans mission? This doesnt happen in my moms edge or my sisters vw gti, so Im just asking to make sure its not broken.
 

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Hey, I was wondering why does the automatic g6 easily slide into neutral from drive? Does this ruin the trans mission? This doesnt happen in my moms edge or my sisters vw gti, so Im just asking to make sure its not broken.
:confused: I'm not sure how to follow your statement, Can you give us better information? A shift between any gear into another is suppose to be as easy as possible but I don't want to underestimate your comment in case you do have a problem. I don't have either of the two other cars you mentioned but shifting from "drive" into "neutral" is quite easy for me.
 

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Shifting from drive into neutral can be bad for your vehicle if done often, and if you happen to rev the engine erratically while going back and forth between the two (though that should be obvious).
However, having the ability to shift from Drive to Neutral and then into Reverse is actually rather useful in the event that you find yourself stuck. You can "rock" your car backwards and forwards until you've built up enough momentum to free yourself from whatever situation you've found yourself in, by shifting into reverse, giving it some gas, then when it seems like you're not getting any farther, shifting quickly into drive, hitting the gas until you've gone as far forward as possible, then shifting back into reverse and repeating the process.
After all, Traction control and 2nd gear starts will only go so far.
That being said, I'm sure that doing it too often wouldn't be healthy, and redlining the engine while in neutral while coasting down the road is definitely not a great idea (yes, it will redline., Yes, it sounds kind of cool, Yes, the rotational forces caused my the engine cause a the engine in it's mounts, Yes, there's a reason our vehicles limit revs to 4000 (or was it 3000? I can't remember) rpm while we're not moving and the transmission is in park/neutral)
That's my 2 cents on the issue, feel free to correct me if I'm horribly wrong, but that's my take on it.
 

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from what i got from the question, between the Drive and Neutral modes, there is no need to press the button on the shifter knob. With that said, a stray arm, Big Gulp, or anything else for that matter could knock the shifter from drive to neutral. As said above, it can be bad for the engine or tranny to keep swapping back n forth n doing extreme revving (it is actually one way to ''peel out'', but that is another story).

If these are not answering your questions, please rephrase.
 

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The other day I accidently hit it into reverse with my cd case. I was scared. I think the computer kicked in and put it in "nuetral" It was wierd. Luckily no damage but I wish you had to push the button like you do to put in a lower gear.
 

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I heard that it doesnt do damage to your transmission if you go from drive to neutral. When I coast i usually shift to neutral to save gas, and i haven't noticed any problems
 

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I heard that it doesnt do damage to your transmission if you go from drive to neutral. When I coast i usually shift to neutral to save gas, and i haven't noticed any problems
Slipping into neutral to coast is no big deal, but revving the hell out of the engine makes our little v6s shake back and forth in their mounts pretty badly (I don't know what I did differently one time I did it, I guess I just opened up the throttle a little faster than normal, but by god... I FELT the engine slam in whatever direction it was going, and it certainly did not fill me with a sense of glee (next modification: changing out that little shock in there for a stiffer one, and some motor mount inserts)
 

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I heard that it doesnt do damage to your transmission if you go from drive to neutral. When I coast i usually shift to neutral to save gas, and i haven't noticed any problems
Actually that would make a ton of sense to why there is no need to press the button between drive and neutral. If that was not the case, one must apply the brake to release the button (or trigger for when im flying my, 'red rocket'), so swapping into neutral from drive to coast down the hill would be pointless since one's momentum would be thrashed because the brake would have to be applied in order for the driver to swap the shifter from drive to neutral! - i lost myself.. :confused:


EDIT: I'm posting on this forum at 3am what is wrong with me!?
 
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