Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26

Thread: Crashed my car because forgot parking brake (5 speed)

  1. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Richland Center
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    102
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked 50 Times in 31 Posts

    In gear

    Quote Originally Posted by Tinker1980 View Post
    Same with the key-start Mirage. I can't start mine in gear u wenless I push the clutch down.
    I don't own anything that will start in gear, except a 1965 Envinrude 3 hp boat motor. You kill the engine to stop or pull the propellor up. Even my compact tractor from the 1970's won't start unless the clutch is depressed. My 1985 Honda ATV is clutchless & will only start in neutral. Companies have been protecting us from ourselves for decades. You can't start any car in gear without clutch being depressed that I know of. I've only seen it possible on older tractors. Some automatic cars won't start unless the brake is depressed.

    A Mirage clutch has to be fully depressed. Adding a rubber floor mat incorrectly taught me that.



  2. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    892
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 531 Times in 298 Posts
    I bypassed my clutch safety when I was 16. Had an old bronco and always ran out of gas cause I was poor and the gauge never worked. Came in handy when it'd die while trying to cross a highway or at a red light, just put it in gear and crank it. Not gonna win any races but beats sitting there waiting to get hit.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Fummins For This Useful Post:

    MetroMPG (05-08-2018)

  4. #13
    Where's the leak ma'am? Marklovski's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Seattle
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    552
    Thanks
    159
    Thanked 132 Times in 103 Posts
    never hurts to put a big rock behind the wheel.
    Fuel Log: Good enough
    Instagram: @zoras_sapphire

  5. #14
    Member bzacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
    My goodness, I can relate. I'm the same way, I *always* do in gear and parking brake, but once I came out of Home Depot, and found my Accord blocking the parking aisle instead of sitting in the spot where I left it. Apparently I didn't learn because the police came to my girlfriend's house while I was talking to her mom in the backyard. they asked if either of us owned a honda accord. It had rolled out of the driveway, across the street and into the neighbor's yard. Presumably because my girlfriend's family was Southeast Asian, the white supremacists across the way didn't have the decency to knock on the door (they never spoke to me or anyone in the family), but chose to involve law enforcement even as they had just moved in a couple months earlier. Absolute garbage people. That time I HAD left the car in gear, and it had slipped out. Should have used the parking brake...
    2014 Mirage GLX 5MT Plasma Purple
    2004 Accord EX 5MT Graphite Pearl RIP

    No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. -- That's why Ford outsells Mitsu in the US

  6. #15
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,608
    Thanks
    2,149
    Thanked 1,832 Times in 1,121 Posts
    There's a Home Depot theme running here. Beware of cars rolling around in H.D. parking lots!

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  7. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    bzacon (05-08-2018)

  8. #16
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,608
    Thanks
    2,149
    Thanked 1,832 Times in 1,121 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Fummins View Post
    I bypassed my clutch safety when I was 16. Had an old bronco and always ran out of gas cause I was poor and the gauge never worked. Came in handy when it'd die while trying to cross a highway or at a red light, just put it in gear and crank it. Not gonna win any races but beats sitting there waiting to get hit.
    HA!

    I bypassed the clutch safety switch on my 2000 Metro this winter -- it died in stop & go traffic in the middle lane of the 417 in Ottawa and almost didn't re-start. After that, I decided I wanted the ability to drive it to the side of the road with the starter if it happened again. (Hasn't.)

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  9. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    ab
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    892
    Garage empty: add car
    Thanks
    355
    Thanked 531 Times in 298 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
    HA!

    I bypassed the clutch safety switch on my 2000 Metro this winter -- it died in stop & go traffic in the middle lane of the 417 in Ottawa and almost didn't re-start. After that, I decided I wanted the ability to drive it to the side of the road with the starter if it happened again. (Hasn't.)
    I was gonna do the same to my current truck but with my luck lately one of my kids would play with the key. Things could get a little smashy.

  10. #18
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,608
    Thanks
    2,149
    Thanked 1,832 Times in 1,121 Posts
    I'm going to put a switch on the bypass wire. One of these days.

        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  11. The Following User Says Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    bzacon (05-08-2018)

  12. #19
    Member bzacon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2017
    Location
    Milwaukee
    Country
    United States
    Posts
    88
    Thanks
    102
    Thanked 20 Times in 15 Posts
    That's a great idea, I will consider doing the same. Would be really nice to have for emergencies, not that the Mirage is usually hard to push. Using the starter seems like it would be less dangerous. How much damage does a short drive like that do to the starter though?
    2014 Mirage GLX 5MT Plasma Purple
    2004 Accord EX 5MT Graphite Pearl RIP

    No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public. -- That's why Ford outsells Mitsu in the US

  13. #20
    Administrator MetroMPG's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    1000 Islands, Ontario
    Country
    Canada
    Posts
    6,608
    Thanks
    2,149
    Thanked 1,832 Times in 1,121 Posts
    Less than getting rear-ended in the middle lane of the 417 in Ottawa!


        __________________________________________

        click to view fuel log View my fuel log 2014 Mirage base ES 1.2 manual: 54.0 mpg (US) ... 23.0 km/L ... 4.4 L/100 km ... 64.9 mpg (Imp)


  14. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to MetroMPG For This Useful Post:

    Eggman (05-08-2018),Fummins (05-08-2018)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •