I just got a new Honda Fit. 5 speed. I recently just hit some black ice and to avoid hitting the guard rail and other cars, I had to do some very odd maneuvering - a combination of e-brake, downshifting, and a whole lot of praying.
So here are my questions, during this scenario while attempting to downshift (unsure if I had the clutch all the way in) I heard a strange noise that sounded like a windy-click, like something retracting from a wound-up spindle.
Last question, pulling the e-brake. I felt compelled to pull the e-brake based on my fishtail and luckily it helped stabilize the car. This happened at about 25mph. Unsure if at that time if I had the clutch all the way in - does anyone think I did any damage to the tranmission or the e-brake in this situation?
Any feedback is appreciated!