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Old 07-20-2012, 01:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Can driving in neutral damage transmission?

Hello everyone. I have an automatic 2008 Scion xD named Bob that I love very much. I've been "hypermiling" with him for months now, getting his rated 26 city/32 hwy up to a combined average of 35-36 mpg. Besides driving slower (which kills me...but I'm doing it) one of the main things I do is throw the car into neutral as much as possible. I was just talking to a mechanic at Toyota/Scion and he was a little concerned that what I'm doing might wear out my neutral gear sooner than it should. Is that possible? I do not want to do anything that might harm Bob's transmission.

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I love my cute Fiat 500, Sophia!
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