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Old 10-03-2013, 07:56 PM   #1
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D to S, and back? Is it safe?

Will it screw up the transmission to switch from D to S, or S to D, while driving? Is one safe and the other not? I haven't tried it.
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That shouldn't be a problem, I do it on my 13 Focus all the time
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That shouldn't be a problem, I do it on my 13 Focus all the time
So, it's safe to do while cruising at around highway speeds,ok. When you shift it, it stays in that gear when it goes to S, right, and what happens if you shift back to D if you were near redline in S?
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I have no clue what this thread is about....
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Automatics...
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The transmission and engine should both have failsafes of some for to prevent this from screwing it up. I know in most of these setups the transmission will delay to shift into gear until you let off the throttle and the rpms go down a little, at least that's what I have experienced in most vehicles I have driven with the manual shift auto transmissions.
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So, it's safe to do while cruising at around highway speeds,ok. When you shift it, it stays in that gear when it goes to S, right, and what happens if you shift back to D if you were near redline in S?
U should be good, just like in a manual when your driving down the road, when your going at different speeds u can use whatever gear u want... An auto knows what gear to put itself back in at a certain speed, u won't cause any damage, give it a shot
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I just found a video on the owner section of ford.com. It told me everything I wanted to know, or had questions about.
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I just used sportshift on a drive to my schools football game, I think I'm rarely going to use the D on my shifter now.
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That shouldn't be a problem, I do it on my 13 Focus all the time
Your focus has a computer controlled manual transmission, far different than the mustang transmission.
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I just used sportshift on a drive to my schools football game, I think I'm rarely going to use the D on my shifter now.
What is sportshift? I am unfamiliar with this new fangled technology.
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So I think your talking about shifting an automatic car with something like paddle shifters except it stays on the actual shifter. I have this on my bmw and I don't even have to take it out of D to S if I want to downshift the car. I can simply just click the paddle for "down shifting" and it drops a gear. I don't know how it is on mustangs but it does no damage to the bmw.
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Your focus has a computer controlled manual transmission, far different than the mustang transmission.
O ok I figured that, it's like a dual clutch type trans on these... I thought an auto 13+ Mustang used the same
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Well I don't think going from D to S and back hurts the transmission... Only the MPG
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O ok I figured that, it's like a dual clutch type trans on these... I thought an auto 13+ Mustang used the same
Nope. Shouldn't harm anything on the mustang, just wanted to point out the focus is a completely different design.
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