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Old 01-16-2002, 12:14 PM
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Parking brake question

I have steptronic BTW. When parking on a hill, is it "P" then E brake...or E brake, then "P".....or does it not really matter at all?
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Old 01-16-2002, 12:23 PM
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MT or AT, you want the brake holding the car, and the transmission lock as a backup. Fully yank on the e-brake, then set it in gear or put it in Park.
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Old 01-16-2002, 12:24 PM
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Re: Parking brake question

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I have steptronic BTW. When parking on a hill, is it "P" then E brake...or E brake, then "P".....or does it not really matter at all?
It doesn't really matter, but in my A4 I do parking brake then P. Just so the weight of the car is on the parking brakes, not on the tranny Should anything occur, then P will handle it...

Plus, depending on the angle of the hill, doing P then parking brake makes it hard to get it out of P when you're ready to roll again...
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Old 01-16-2002, 12:25 PM
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The general thought is parking brake then "P".
You want the car resting on the brakes and not the pin in the tranny that holds the car while in Park.
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Old 01-16-2002, 12:31 PM
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The proper way (or so I've been taught) for MT or AT is:

1. Neutral
2. Park brake
3. Release brake so car's weight it being held by the park brake
4. put car into gear (MT) or into P (AT) as a back up.

That method places no strain on your tranny.
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