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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-04-2003, 10:32 PM Thread Starter
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Shifting "N" in auto transmission

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I would like to know if I shift to "N" when I am waiting a traffic light will do any harm to my transmission? Thanks.

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not harmful unless you are also revving the motor before putting it back into drive

helpful or necessary in any way? not really
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It seems that when I put it to "N", the car will not shake when the car has came fully stop.

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Your car shouldn't shake in the first place. Then again with that millage it just might...

Shaking is generaly a sign of a misfiring cylinder.

Do a ghetto tuneing check. Put it in park start it up and see if the engine vibrates "hard". (Just start it cold and put your hand on it) You can generaly feel an odd bounce if a cylinder is misfiring.

If your engine is perfectly tuned you should be able to balance a coin on it. (That's the ideal scenario, as in brand new car)
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Re: Shifting "N" in auto transmission

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Hey guys,

I would like to know if I shift to "N" when I am waiting a traffic light will do any harm to my transmission? Thanks.

Cheers,
Bowen
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no but you should have it scanned maybe tune it..those rims look good on your car
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It seems that when I put it to "N", the car will not shake when the car has came fully stop.
Shaking at idle can also be an indication of a clogged IAC valve. Are the RPMs erratic when you're idling? EvilDeadFan wrote up a great How-To for cleaning the IAC. Here's the link.
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Well, first of all, thanks for all of you answering my question. Actually, my Vision doesn't shake at idle. But it just seems that when I put it to "N", my Vision stable and silent just like the car hasn't started up yet.

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Shouldn't do any harm but I would think that it would just be alot of extra work on the trannies solenoid pack, so I would do it only if I was going to be sitting at a stop light or something for more than a minute or three.
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I see. Thanks.
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