Helppp scared

Asked by Jan 21, 2015 at 02:17 PM about the 1989 Honda Prelude 2 Dr Si Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a automatic 1989 honda  prelude  
and i threw it in r by mistake  while in
second  it shut off but i got it back on and
runs fine no lights no leak and i switch it
back quick into d so is there anything  I  
should  be worried  about plez help

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In automatic transmission you have something called a Reverse Inhibitor that would allow the trans to ignore the R selection while driving at speed. So there should be no damage from the mistake. I'm a little curious as why it shut off, as that can pose a danger with steering and braking. AFAIK the tranny in your car is electronically controlled and the reverse engagement would be ignored although t might cause the computer to go into limp mode, and maybe that is what caused it to shut off. If everything is back to normal don't sweat it.

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Thanks man u maid me feel a lot better yea still dont understand how it shut off

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