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Old 10-09-2012, 02:24 PM
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Originally Posted by two-five boy View Post
Are u parked on an incline/decline? Do u get a clunking sound everytime u engage R or D after parking? If u are I suspect u have done long term damage to the tranny. I have a sloped driveway and this is what I do everytime I park.

1. Park the car while in D with footbrake depressed
2. Shift to N
3. engage parking brake
4. Let go of footbrake, car will jerk a bit according to slope of the driveway
5. Engage P in tranny

What this does is allow the parking brake(rear brakes) to absorb the shock of the motion due to the driveway slope, rather than the P in tranny itself. I have no clunking sound when I apply this method.
as per my knowledge, (searched the forums) I believe the parking brake automatically engages the moment the car is placed in park and engine turned off. I could be wrong but, again search info
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