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Old 09-26-2012, 12:45 PM   #1
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Is this bad for my 5 spd transmisson?

Well unfortunately I live on a dirt road that is about a mile long until it goes to concrete.

It sucks having to do only 5mp-10mph, but I'm not gonna flick up the rocks onto my car.

My question is this.... My dirt road in some areas have real bad ripples, and when I go over them slowly it vibrates the hell out of my car! If going like 15mph it will make it slide to a side because of how bumpy it is...... Can those bumps Hirt my transmission if I'm in gear? Because I always throw it in neutral and coast over them in fear it will hurt my tranny?
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Well unfortunately I live on a dirt road that is about a mile long until it goes to concrete.

It sucks having to do only 5mp-10mph, but I'm not gonna flick up the rocks onto my car.

My question is this.... My dirt road in some areas have real bad ripples, and when I go over them slowly it vibrates the hell out of my car! If going like 15mph it will make it slide to a side because of how bumpy it is...... Can those bumps Hirt my transmission if I'm in gear? Because I always throw it in neutral and coast over them in fear it will hurt my tranny?
Those are called washboards around here for obvious reasons.
Will they hurt your transmission, well they are not good for any part of your car, but you probably don't need to throw it into neutral, just take it slow and easy so the effects of them on the vehicle are minimized as much as possible. You might want to start doing a monthly all over check to ensure the vibrations are not loosening up some critical bolts or fasteners if you have to drive on it much.
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