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2007 Dodge Caliber - Shifting to neutral

I’ve enjoyed listening and reading you for years now-with that finished-
When stopped at a light for some time, I put the transmission into neutral thinking it might take some of the strain off the engine. My wife questions why.
Does this help the engine or just not necessary? Thanks

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Help engine ( N0 ) Necessary ( N0 )

Actually it is an unsafe practice because if you need to move in a hurry for some reason putting it back in gear will just slow you down.

Also it is not known if Ray reads this section of the Car Talk forum .

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It helps nothing. Just leave it in drive.