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Old 17th May 2010, 10:44   #31
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For the first time I started my Alto in second gear today! The car stalled in traffic, while restarting I remembered to turn the AC off, but forgot to shift to neutral. As I always depress the clutch before cranking, the car started any way, though it sounded a bit rough. And only while shifting to first gear I realized I had cranked it in second.

Could it have caused any problems with the starter/clutch/gears?
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It is more of a safety feature than a security feature.
I always press the clutch before cranking - a habit taught by my instructor years back.

Which all cars have cranking prevention while the engine is running?

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A thread revived after 2 years!

Just a note on a newer innovation of the clutch lock on the Scorpio VLX: in neutral, the engine will crank and start as usual. In any gear, with clutch engaged, the starter will not crank. Depress the clutch pedal in any gear, and the starter motor runs again.

That would solve Delta Wing's problem!
And now, the most recent small car, which is yet to enter the Indian Market, the Nissan Micra also has a similar feature. But then, there is also a sign in the IP that suggest you to disengage the clutch before starting. So yeah, it is a safety/security feature.
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For the first time I started my Alto in second gear today! Could it have caused any problems with the starter/clutch/gears?
Nope, a one-off incident means no harm done; apart from the little frustration you faced so breathe easy.
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Nope, a one-off incident means no harm done; apart from the little frustration you faced so breathe easy.
Hey,thanks gpa! I presumed as much, but still some reassurance feels good!
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