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Old 12-04-2012, 09:00 PM
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Roll in Park?

Anyone notice their car roll back or front somewhat after engaging park? Just started noticing this for the first time this week.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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Anyone notice their car roll back or front somewhat after engaging park? Just started noticing this for the first time this week.
Are you not using your parking brake?
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:16 PM
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My car has about two inches of movement after hitting park. Nothing out of the ordinary.
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My car has about two inches of movement after hitting park. Nothing out of the ordinary.
+1. I think there are spacings between where the parking pawl engages, mine will roll slighlty, about 2" unless the pawl happens to line up perfectly when engaging Park. I typically engage my parking brake while in Neutral on inclines (therefore doesn't roll when engaging Park), but on a relatively flat surface like my garage, I don't use the P-brake. The car will still roll slightly as described. Why don't I use the parking brake, a whole other story. Since there is only full on or full off (no user modulation), I see no need to jam it totally on on a flat surface.
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