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Old 04-30-2002, 11:15 AM   #1
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A few days ago when I was driving in 3rd gear (automatic 2002 Forester), I mis-shifted into "N" when I was intended to shift into "D". Because I was stepping on the gas when I was shifting, the rpm sky-rocketed to the point just before the red line (rev limiter kicks in?) and the car was shaking kinda violently. This happened for a second or two before I shift back into "D".

I am wondering does it do any harm to the car?
Last night I discovered the car somtimes makes strange rattling noise (like tadadadadada....) during off-throttle deceleration (it only happens at the speed range of 70km/h - 60km/h). The noise doesn't come everytime though, and it SOUNDS like it comes from the front left of the car.

I am going to take it back to the dealer today. I hope the dealer will fix it under the warranty.

I am not too sure does the incident caused the rattling noise though. Anyone experienced something similar?

thanks,

Steven
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Old 04-30-2002, 11:44 AM   #2
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Bouncing off the rev limiter like that will not damage your car. That's what the rev limiter is for. As for the rattling noise, you're probably just being paranoid. The dealer probably won't be able to duplicate it. Rattles are funny lke that.
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Old 04-30-2002, 11:50 AM   #3
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Bouncing off the rev limiter like that will not damage your car. That's what the rev limiter is for. As for the rattling noise, you're probably just being paranoid. The dealer probably won't be able to duplicate it. Rattles are funny lke that.
Dealers are funny like that too.

I wouldn't worry about the rev limiter either. If the engineers thought it would tear up the engine spinning that fast they would have set the rev limiter lower.
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Old 04-30-2002, 12:32 PM   #4
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don't worry...that's why there are rev limiters
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Old 04-30-2002, 01:07 PM   #5
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i wouldnt be worried about hitting the rev limiter, but would worry if you shifted back into D right after the high rev. did you wait until the rpm dropped completely? i recommend stopping before engaging back into D.
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Old 04-30-2002, 02:18 PM   #6
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that happened to me once. If you're worried about your tranny, it should be fine. I did that once...actually, my dog knocked it into N, and i shifted into D while my foot was on the gas. I wasn't going too fast, and my RPM's were low. If you can't wait until you stop to shift into D, at least let your rpm's drop down to the lowest, and take your foot off the gas. Since I travel with my dog, who likes to jump from the back seat, to the front, I have to do this once in a while. But I have gotten into the habit of keeping my hand on the shifter while I'm taking my dog around.
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Old 05-03-2002, 09:02 PM   #7
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Thanks for all the answers and input~~
I was out of town so I didn't check the forum for a few days....

My car is back for the dealer already. My sister picked up the car for me and she said the dealer explained something (i am not sure what is it) was touching the rotor and thus causing the rattling noise. It's now fixed.

Yeah I knew that my engine should be fine...but just because two things happened at the same time....it causes me to worry

Thanks for your help guys~
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