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If a car was parked and another car pushed it a couple of yards could this cause same damage to the drivetrain?


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2015-07-16 18:29:13
2015-07-16 18:29:13

Depend on whether it is automatic or manual and if you had the car in gear. If automatic, your parking pin in the transmission may have broken.

If manual, yes something in the clutch or gears may be damaged.

IMO, if your park is still working, then no damage has been done. Pushing the car 6ft would not damage either the gears or clutch on a manual, and the only damage that could be done to an A/T would be to break the Park Pall.

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Come on, you know the answer to this. The person driving the car that caused the damage to the two parked cars is responsible for all damage. Who else would be at fault? Accept responsibility for your actions.

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your car is parked unless you have someway or another had the car in drive while you weren't in it then how can you pay for damages you did not incur and if you weren't parked in a no parking zone or a handicap spot then the person who hit you is responsible for all damages because they weren't paying any attention

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Typically the driver that hit the parked car. But if there is no record and was a hit and run, you file a police report and your insurance should coverthe damage, less deductable.

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