Accidentally shifted car into Park while driving. How much damage?
The (transmission?) started grinding loudly, the car shuddering and I quickly slammed on the brakes. By the time I stopped the car had stalled.
I realise I was stupid in getting distracted and my panic reaction of putting it into Park was far from ideal. How much damage have I likely caused?
It's a 2002 car; Auto transmission. I was able to re-start the car and drive off without problems. When I found a quiet street on a hill, stopped and put it into Park, the car didn't roll down the hill so I hope this means the gears aren't completely stripped. There was no subsequent overheating, smoke or shuddering when driving.
How much internal damage to my transmission or other parts have I likely caused?
Thanks in advance!
It seems to be driving fine since. I completed the rest of my 2 hour journey at all speeds/conditions without cause for concern, including reverse parking.