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armyowalgreens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-02-09 04:20 AM
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45. Drive a 5-speed...
Or any standard transmission.

Problem solved.
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  -If you suddenly find your accelerator stuck, keep calm and put your car in Neutral WCGreen  Sep-30-09 02:30 PM   #0 
  - Or Park, folks should practice that sort of stuff. n/t  whyverne   Sep-30-09 02:32 PM   #1 
  - You'll ruin your transmission and perhaps the whole car...  WCGreen   Sep-30-09 02:33 PM   #5 
  - Beats driving over a cliff, doesn't it? n/t  rvablue   Sep-30-09 03:07 PM   #24 
  - That would lock the transmission  dipsydoodle   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #8 
  - "Park" will not engage at any sort of speed.  MNDemNY   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #13 
     - I'd wondered about that aspect  dipsydoodle   Sep-30-09 02:35 PM   #16 
  - That would make a neat clicking noise  BootinUp   Sep-30-09 03:21 PM   #26 
  - And once in neutral, turn off the engine? Thanks for the good advice! nt  gateley   Sep-30-09 02:32 PM   #2 
  - But not too much !  dipsydoodle   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #12 
  - GOOD THINKING! nt  gateley   Sep-30-09 02:47 PM   #19 
  - Turn off the engine and you lose power steering and brakes. n/t  cherokeeprogressive   Sep-30-09 04:38 PM   #33 
     - Yeah, thank you and babylonsister. I'd realize it the moment the engine quit... nt  gateley   Sep-30-09 07:43 PM   #43 
  - NO !!! This is WRONG !!!  MNDemNY   Sep-30-09 02:32 PM   #3 
  - And the car explodes just as you make contact with the pavement. nt  EmilyAnne   Sep-30-09 02:33 PM   #6 
     - This is why I've always said; "I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather  maxrandb   Sep-30-09 03:17 PM   #25 
  - Better to turn off the ignition and engine brake  Xipe Totec   Sep-30-09 02:32 PM   #4 
  - Yea but you can turn off the car in neutral, you can't while in Drive...  WCGreen   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #7 
  - Please Stop talking About Cars!  Gold Metal Flake   Sep-30-09 04:34 PM   #31 
     - I double checked and you are correct.  WCGreen   Sep-30-09 05:25 PM   #34 
        - But do not talk down other solutions.  Gold Metal Flake   Sep-30-09 05:35 PM   #38 
  - Yes, the life of the engine is of paramount importance.  MNDemNY   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #9 
  - No, I guess you should destroy the engine and claim self defense  Xipe Totec   Sep-30-09 02:38 PM   #17 
     - I can recalibrate your sarcasmometer for $9.95 plus shipping  triple point   Sep-30-09 03:35 PM   #28 
  - Blowing an engine is a lot better than dying.  sinkingfeeling   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #10 
  - Who said anything about dying?  Xipe Totec   Sep-30-09 02:35 PM   #15 
     - The Lexus this happened to (why the recall) crashed and killed 4 people.  sinkingfeeling   Sep-30-09 02:58 PM   #22 
  - some cars, the steering wheel stops responding  Fresh_Start   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #11 
  - not necessarily and turning off the engine will deprive you of braking and steering.  ddeclue   Sep-30-09 02:34 PM   #14 
  - Will deprive you of power braking and power steering  Xipe Totec   Sep-30-09 02:38 PM   #18 
  - Pop it in neutral and you can still at least guide it  Jazzgirl   Sep-30-09 06:26 PM   #42 
  - Install a killswitch.  Ikonoklast   Sep-30-09 02:49 PM   #20 
  - Or an ejector seat.  rucky   Sep-30-09 03:02 PM   #23 
  - Bottom line, know your car  izquierdista   Sep-30-09 02:50 PM   #21 
  - That may or may not have made a difference in the outcome. I remember  Arkansas Granny   Sep-30-09 03:32 PM   #27 
  - BULLSHIT!  Gold Metal Flake   Sep-30-09 03:37 PM   #29 
  - Could you just say I'm wrong instead of jumping straight to histrionic stage...  WCGreen   Sep-30-09 05:30 PM   #36 
     - That's my style on DU.  Gold Metal Flake   Sep-30-09 05:31 PM   #37 
  - Good advice...  CaliforniaPeggy   Sep-30-09 03:47 PM   #30 
  - Do nothing. Get there faster.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Sep-30-09 04:37 PM   #32 
  - I'd just push in the clutch pedal.  flvegan   Sep-30-09 05:29 PM   #35 
  - Neutral is good, but brakes over-ride the engine pretty easily  Kurt_and_Hunter   Sep-30-09 05:42 PM   #39 
  - This guy would have had a chance had he shift to N....  WCGreen   Sep-30-09 06:03 PM   #40 
  - WCGreen, I had a '76 or '77 Buick Opel  Jazzgirl   Sep-30-09 06:24 PM   #41 
  - Would the E-Brake Have Worked? Just Wondering...  Anakin Skywalker   Oct-02-09 04:13 AM   #44 
  - Drive a 5-speed...  armyowalgreens   Oct-02-09 04:20 AM   #45 
  - I've always been told  Recovered Repug   Oct-02-09 05:57 AM   #46 

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