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Old 11-06-2015, 06:04 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old Tele Man, what do you mean about shifting back and forth between Drive and Neutral, in order to coast, being (or not being) safe. Is it possibly damaging to the transmission to do so? Thanks
Older automatic transmissions had a "rear" oil-pump connected to their output-shaft(s) which permitted a "coasting" car to keep the transmission "oiled" even when the engine wasn't running; however, most of the newer automatic's no longer have that pump, which is *WHY* their Owners Manuals dictate that the cars NOT be towed with drive-wheels on the ground...ie: why FWD vehicles are almost universally towed with FRONT wheels off the ground.
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