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I've been told its bad when you're backing up to shift into drive from reverse while the car is still rolling backwards. Is this bad for the car? Should I come to a complete stop before shifting? (automatic transmission)

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Patty Streeter,  at AskPatty.com Shifting into drive while the car is still moving in reverse damages the internal moving parts. Come to a complete stop, or you could find yourself staring at a $1,000 repair bill. If you do enough damage, you might need a new transmission, which could run $3,000 or more.

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