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DatDudeDEnd
Car - Toyota Celica 1997 ST. 7AFE.

I was driving at about 60 - 70 mph. I accidentaly shifted in to reverse while driving like 3 times while trying to change to 5th gear. Each shift lasted like 3 to 4 seconds in reverse at those speeds. frown.gif I know I messed up. Did I damage the transmission? frown.gif
Smaay
there is no way that you got the car in reverse at that speed. the syncros wont let you.
DatDudeDEnd
QUOTE (Smaay @ Nov 6, 2010 - 2:33 AM) *
there is no way that you got the car in reverse at that speed. the syncros wont let you.


i did it made a grinding noise.
HectortheRican
QUOTE (DatDudeDEnd @ Nov 6, 2010 - 12:56 AM) *
i did it made a grinding noise.

That grinding noise is the gears bouncing against each other because they aren't threading. If you had actually gone into reverse on the highway, your transmission would've fallen off (not really, but it would've been effed up BAD)
DatDudeDEnd
well hopefully i didnt damage it frown.gif
Euphoria
Yeah If it was just a quick grind it should be fine, I did this whilst learning on another car years and years ago.

Just remember not to force the gears in and to just just guide them in, it will come after a while.
95CelicaST
5th gear is in the opposite direction... I'm floored that you not only though that reverse was 5th, but you attempted to jam it in a few times.
hatchy_gt-s
Once is an accident but 3-4 times is just stupidity.
Incase you dont know.


1st Gear- Far left then up
2nd Gear- Far left then down
3rd Gear- Middle then up
4th Gear- Middle then down
5th Gear- Far right then up
DatDudeDEnd
QUOTE (95CelicaST @ Nov 6, 2010 - 11:32 AM) *
5th gear is in the opposite direction... I'm floored that you not only though that reverse was 5th, but you attempted to jam it in a few times.


yeah i thought the 5th gear was the reverse one frown.gif huge mistake i know, it has an after market shift knob so it doesnt show the gears on top of the shift knob like the stock one, and im a huge noob with manuals on top of that frown.gif
DatDudeDEnd

QUOTE (hatchy_gt-s @ Nov 6, 2010 - 12:34 PM) *
Once is an accident but 3-4 times is just stupidity.
Incase you dont know.


1st Gear- Far left then up
2nd Gear- Far left then down
3rd Gear- Middle then up
4th Gear- Middle then down
5th Gear- Far right then up



thanks smile.gif
D-Man
If reverse works at all you'll be okay for a while.

The Grinding noise was it TRYING to go into reverse, but it never happened. At 70 to reverse you would have destroyed your tranny. If it actualy by some mircle held up, you would have fliped. So unless you have a tranny made of magic metal, then you've probably grinded the crap outta reverse.

You can have this serviced at your local tranny shop. You'll probably want to have the R gear replaced all together. Or Junkyard you a new one. I do not doubt it will go out much sooner because of this, Depending on how much it slips ATM is a good gauge of how much life is left on it before you have to push it out of parking spaces laugh.gif
richee3

Back on topic. OP, if reverse still works, you're golden. As stated above, the grinding noise is one gear bouncing off of another. If you had actually managed to get the car into reverse, then either the reverse gear would be destroyed or else your wheels would have locked up. The teeth on the gear itself are likely affected. Do that enough and you won't have a gear anymore. But if it still works for now, then lesson learned, and you should be fine.
hatchy_gt-s
MIght i ask if you thought R was 5th, wat gear did you start in?
dudeofchaos
There's no way you ''shifted'' in reverse. You'd need both your arms pulling full strengh to do it.
It probably only grinded. It happens to me sometimes when my hand slips off the shift knob after releasing the clutch.
Though, it has never happened to me in reverse.
mak5603
Oh my, I thought it was a joke when I read the topic. This doesn't even make much sense. Hope you learned a lesson and your cars alright.
presure2
people do stupid things, it happens.
give the kid your advice if you have any, and move on.


if it still goes into reverse when your stopped, your fine.
VieT9sD
check out what mythbuster have to say about throwing it into reverse in a car. it simply won't let you complete the shift into reverse in a MT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfvXl2jnxrI
samir0189
always, always, alwaysalwaysalways: study the shift pattern on any manual transmission car you are unfamiliar with driving BEFORE you even start the engine.

whenever i am teaching someone to drive stick, this is the 1st thing i tell them, before i even hand them the key.
DatDudeDEnd
yes yes fellas the reverse is working beautifully everything is working fine, thank goodnesss smile.gif
b22ri22an
i didnt shift into reverse but i had a 280zx tranny lock up on me at 50 mph lucky for me i was on an empty road and just slid sideways completely uncontrollably thru 4 lanes for a bit before coming to a halt in the fursthest right oncoming lane and having no gears and calling a tow truck... if it had been a busy road when it happened i might not be here to tell you all the story. had you actually gotten into reverse that is what would of happened.
enderswift
since I'm pretty sure reverse doesn't have a synchro, then just as everyone said you were grinding two gears against one another. Therefore It's in your best interest to get that tranny oil changed asap. Last thing you need is metal shavings floating around in there. And that drain plug magnet cant catch all of them. Luckily its easy and shouldn't cost too much.
Robbie1902
Another epic thread for the night...when has 5th gear ever been down and to the right? You got lucky that it still goes into reverse be thankful
hatchy_gt-s
^ Older VW's reverse is where our 1st is so 5th is where our reverse is. Same with trucks (over drive instead of 5th).

I think he gets it by now...
/thread
eboz74
lol you must have just learned how to drive stick that was the only time i made that mistake and after feelin that grind something should have clicked in ya head
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