What happens when you put your car in reverse while the engine is off?
It goes into reverse gear, nothing else.
Your car has an automatic transmission which includes a "neutral safety switch" to prevent the car being started while the shifter is in any position except "neutral" or "park". This switch is activated by the shift lever and prevents voltage to the starter solenoid when the car is in gear (drive or reverse). This is a safety features that prevents the car from lurching ahead or backward while starting.
I had my car in REVERSE instead of neutral while going through an automated car wash and it seems okay but I am worried I might have caused damage to the alignment or transmission or engine?
You will need an assistant. Open the hood and watch your engine. Put the car in gear and have your assistant hold the brake while attempting to accelerate The engine should move slightly and smoothly in the mounts. Then repeat the process in reverse. If the engine clunks hard instead of moving smoothly then you probably have a bad mount. CAUTION: Block your wheels, and do not stand directly in front of the car while…
How do you adjust the gear shift on a daewoo espero it wont select reverse after the rear engine mount broke and i have already replaced both engine mounts?
You replace the rear engine mount. By not replacing it, you are putting more stress on the other engine mounts and making them more likely to break. When They have broken, your engine falls and you lose it while you are driving down the highway and you wreck your car. An engine mount is easy to replace. that will restore the clearance needed for your gear shift to get back into reverse.
On the vast majority of modern cars today it is impossible to actually shift to reverse while driving at high speed. Modern transmissions have an override safety device that prevents the transmission from going into reverse at any speed forward that would harm the transmission. You could put the selector in reverse, but the transmission would not shift to reverse. On older transmissions without this feature, you would probably destroy the transmission and possible have…