I drove my car on second gear for 5 kilometres.   Would it do any damage?

My friend and I drove my Nissan Versa 2008 a few blocks until I realized it was on 2nd gear.   Would that cause any damage?

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  • zipper
    Lv 6
    2 months ago

    Most likely not at all, just be more careful in the future. Did you not hear the transmission wining in low gear?"

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  • Jay P
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    That depends on the engine speed...  If you drove it near or at redline the whole time, some damage may have occurred.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    No. Not unless you were over 6000 rpm's

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Depends on how high the engine rpm got. That depends on how fast you were going in 2nd gear. 

    FAIL Lay off the mj when you drive. 

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  • 2 months ago

    The transmission would be run hotter, possibly stressing the fluid. That wasted a lot of fuel.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    You can drive your car in second gear all day long as long as you don't exceed the RPMs that's safe for your engine a good cruising speed for a second gear would be for on your tachometer I wouldn't make it go any higher than that.

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  • 2 months ago

    i would hope not, maybe you should have a mechanic check it out

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  • Mark
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    No, it will not.  Drving long distances with the brake on will, but only to the brakes.

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  • 2 months ago

    Most likely not.  If you were going 120km/h you might over-rev the engine, but you'd hear it and know there was something wrong.  But at 50km/h you probably wouldn't be overstressing the engine.

    When I was learning to drive,  years and years ago, in a manual-shift car, my dad (who was teaching me) asked me 'Are we going up a steep hill?' I said 'No, why?'  He said 'Are you pulling a trailer?'  Again I said no, why?  He said 'Because you're in third gear!  You've got one more gear to go!'   8^)

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  • Dze
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    wont hurt anything as long as you werent going really fast like 90 lol ... just cuts your gas mileage way down im sure ..

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