Accidently drove MY96 Explorer in gear 2 at up to 70mph

#1

Due to environmental conditions and a busy conversation I didn’t notice that it was revving until I heard what seemed to be a belt noise. I immediately stopped until the engine cooled and it seemed to drive ok after that. I am concerned however because the car was sustained at about 65-70 in gear 2 for a couple of minutes… Please advice regarding potential damage and warning signs. Thanks in advance.

#2

Did the engine overheat? What caused the “belt noise?” There’s not enough information in your post.

Normally, driving at 65-70 for a few minutes in second gear would not cause any damage. You’re not the only person who has ever done this.

#3

Sorry. The engine did register high on the temp gauge but no check gauge warning appeared. I believe the noise was actually a pre-existing condition (there is a small hole in the exhuast line which produces the sound).