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      11-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #1
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Is it bad to shut off the engine when transmission is in D?

Yes, I know I should be driving a manual, but please answer.
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      11-04-2012, 07:49 PM   #2
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why would you do that?
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      11-04-2012, 07:52 PM   #3
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It was an accident.
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      11-04-2012, 07:59 PM   #4
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Yes, I know I should be driving a manual, but please answer.
I would not do that unless you have a flux Capacitator (i.e. Back to the Future).
LOL jk

I don't think its good to do that to the car, but I've done it accidentally before and my car runs alright.
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      11-04-2012, 08:02 PM   #5
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How do you accidentally press the start/stop button three times in rapid succession or hold it for 3+ seconds while driving?
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The car was braked, and in D, and I shut the engine off thinking it was in P.
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Oh I thought you meant it was moving. That won't hurt the car.
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doesn't hurt the car.
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Yep we've all done it once or twice.
It'll be fine.
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That depends. Did the snowflake service warning come on immediately after?
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no issues while stopped. dont do this while driving, the potential for the steering lock to kick in is scary.
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Thanks for the peace of mind guys.
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