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Old 03-27-2012, 02:48 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Thymeclock View Post
The potential problem comes not with putting the transmission into neutral and coasting, but rather when you re-engage it into drive. If you coast to a stop (or an almost stop, meaning below 10 MPH) there will be no harm incurred.
This is my understanding based on nothing but driving impressions of various vehicles. When I try to drop back into drive on my Dodge Ram, the engine races and the truck rapidly decelerates as it thinks about shifting into a higher gear. Other cars such as the Toyota Camry don't appear to exhibit this behavior.

While I don't have any hard evidence one way or the other, I would say if it feels harsh, it probably is. If not, you are probably fine.
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