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Anonymous asked in Cars & TransportationMaintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago

How badly can switching into reverse when in 5th gear on a manual transmission affect your car?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    if you're moving, it probably won't go into gear, and if it does you may get the privilege of buying new cv shafts and possibly a new transmission

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Most standard transmissions have a reverse lock out. If the car is being driven, and your pushed the lockout button and shifted to reverse, it would make a lot of noise and if it went into gear. It would be teeth and eyeball on the windshield and the teeth on the gears would shell off, and most likely bust the transmission case.

  • 1 decade ago

    i assume you mean while driving. if so then it is impossible to do that. they actually tested this on mythbusters once and could find no way to get it in reverse while moving forward.

    the gears are moving opposite directions and wont mesh. if you try to put it in reverse it just grinds... not necesarly good for it, but it doesnt do too much damage. just dont do it again.

    if you could somehow get it into gear it would simply strip the teeth off the two gears and probably cause much more damage to the rest of the transmission. the driveshaft and rear end would possible be damaged as well.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah if it is in 5th and try to go into revese you'll probablly be replacing the transmission and alot of other things and it wont be cheap.

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  • 1 decade ago

    You will "F" it up really bad

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