Materials on the topic 14 ways to ruin the machine: don't repeat these mistakes!
In General, any engine can stall on the move with any gearbox. That is, the motor can stop generating energy. But whether the crankshaft will rotate at the same time really depends on the type of transmission. If the box is mechanical, the inertia of the moving car through the engaged transmission and closed clutch will turn the crankshaft until the car stops completely. But the combustion of the fuel-air mixture in the cylinders will not occur. This does not promise any serious consequences for the engine itself.
And if the box is automatic? Our editorial Datsun mi-DO with a machine gun went dead several times on the move. Anything terrible did not happen. At least, you will not get sharply blocked driving wheels. The car will roll by inertia, as if the gearbox selector was set To the n position (neutral). A stalled engine will not rotate the input shaft of the transmission, and there will be no pressure created by the pump. And without pressure, the box's automatics will turn on the neutral. This mode of movement is similar to towing a car. Most manufacturers allow towing a car with a machine gun at a speed of no more than 50 km / h for a distance of up to 50 km.
Materials on the topic What if you stick a P or R on the go?
I do not advise you to move the transmission lever to another position: in a Parking lot, you can push it to the P position, and this is already fraught with increased wear or breakage of the lock that blocks the transmission in the Parking lot.
The driver should turn on the emergency alarm and stop in a safe place. You can try to start the engine with the starter, but before doing so, you should move the selector to position R. If the engine has stopped working because water has entered the fuel, then trying to start the engine again with the starter may be successful. You can watch the indicators on the dashboard. Perhaps one of them will point to the problem. If not, you will have to call a tow truck and take the car to a specialized car service.
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