Anyone else have this fear?

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  1. Poonok

    Poonok Light Load Member

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    When you're parked and idling and you get up and knock the shifter into gear. Im always so careful and afraid i might bump it into gear and jolt the truck and fling myself. Or is it paranoia?
     
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  3. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    Yes, it's a paranoia. You'd have to time the push just right in order to get it in gear without a clutch.

    I've been driving for 18 years, never happened to me, never worried about it happening.
     
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  4. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    I have worried about a lot of crap but that one never entered my mind.
     
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  5. Western flyer

    Western flyer Road Train Member

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    What's this gear shifter and clutch thing
    You guy are talking about.
     
  6. ZVar

    ZVar Road Train Member

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    Go get an automatic. You won't have to worry about the gear shift. :)
     
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  7. Suspect Zero

    Suspect Zero Road Train Member

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    That's just wrong man. LOL
     
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  8. dngrous_dime

    dngrous_dime Road Train Member

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    My automatic only shifts into gear if I'm pressing the brake pedal. And my truck has optimized idle, so I just go to bed and turn on my bunk AC.
     
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  9. TripleSix

    TripleSix God of Roads

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    Brakes set, engine idling...it will not go in gear without pressing in the clutch far enough for the clutch brake to engage. Won’t happen.
     
  10. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Even if it did go into gear it aint goin nowhere with the breaks set , just rock like a amusement ride
     
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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    With a giant hole in the transmission case and parts all over the ground: cuda-xmsn-4.jpg
    (Yes I'm aware this is an automatic car transmission)
     
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