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Question about 1989 Honda Accord LXi

Old 08-19-2018, 04:56 PM
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I bought this car for $750 a few months ago and it's been pretty great, but recently I decided I would put it in "2" instead of "D4" and accelerate onto the highway. All was good, but I decided that at the speed limit I would put the car back into overdrive (D4). I missed and went into Neutral with my foot practically on the floor, the engine yelped before I put it back into D4.

This is the only time this has ever happened and I'd like to know if there's any damage it could have caused and what would be needed to remedy it.

The tachometer showed it did not go over 6,000RPM, but it may have been actuating slowly, so I'm not entirely sure if it overrevved or not. It has never quite made that sound before.

After It was back in gear I continued to drive it home for about a mile with no issues, and prior to this it had idled low... It doesn't seem to be idling low when in gear anymore. Have I damaged my engine or transmission? I have a dashcam and can provide footage of the event if that would help.

The car has about 271,000 miles on the original engine (and a replacement transmission that was put in before I bought it) but runs almost perfectly fine, so it'd really suck if I just ruined it.

(P.S. I know this is an 89 and the board is for pre-88 models, but the third generation Accord was 86-89 and the earliest accord thread starts at 90, which is completely different)
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Old 08-19-2018, 05:53 PM
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You are fine. Their is a rev limit that cuts the fuel and that is what you heard. Also, hit up 3geez if you have more questions.
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