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Old 12-21-2007, 04:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Giant Strawberry - '06 Dodge Grand Caravan SE
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Pulse and glide with Caravan automatic (actually EOC)

I've been wanting to try Pulse and Glide with the van. Actually turning it off and coasting. I tried coasting in Neutral with the engine on but I don't think that it actually works at highway speeds.

My manual says

With Ignition Key
Your vehicle may be towed under the following conditions:
The gear selector must be in NEUTRAL, the
distance to be traveled must not exceed 100 miles (160
km), and the towing speed must not exceed 44 mph (72
km/h). Exceeding these towing limits may cause a transmission
geartrain failure. If the transmission is not operative,
or if the vehicle is to be towed more than 100
miles (160 km), the vehicle must be towed with the front
wheels off the ground.

Damage to the transmission may occur if the following
precautions are not observed:
• Shift into PARK only after the vehicle has come to
a complete stop.
• Shift into or out of REVERSE only after the
vehicle has come to a complete stop and the
engine is at idle speed.
• Do not shift from REVERSE, PARK, or NEUTRAL
into any forward gear when the engine is above
idle speed.
• Before shifting into any gear, make sure your foot
is firmly on the brake pedal.

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