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10-07-2019, 23:01   #1
mengele
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Auto gearbox question

In an automatic gearbox when you put it in park what's holding the car from moving down a hill. Will park always hold the car or do you still need to put on the handbrake on a hill?
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10-07-2019, 23:11   #2
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When its in 'P' it the car should not be able to move with or without the handbrake.
As my understanding goes when you put it in P you are locking the gearbox on a toothed gear that cannot move.
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10-07-2019, 23:16   #3
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I have driven Automatics with the last 12-13 years and I always apply the handbrake except when it is in my own driveway.
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10-07-2019, 23:23   #4
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When its in 'P' it the car should not be able to move with or without the handbrake.
As my understanding goes when you put it in P you are locking the gearbox on a toothed gear that cannot move.
Use the handbrake, it's only a little pawl - probably made out of some form of chocolate like everything else


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11-07-2019, 11:11   #5
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If you're not on flat surface add the handbrake, as shown it's just a small thing holding it in gear
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11-07-2019, 11:16   #6
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Just get into the habit of doing both
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11-07-2019, 11:47   #7
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Just get into the habit of doing both
I disagree, and it's prob offtopic, but there have been X amount of threads here with people parking for extended periods with handbrake on and then having problems with the handbrake sticking (rust in summer and ice in winter).
Myself, I only add handbrake when car is not on flat surface. That's me though.
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11-07-2019, 11:54   #8
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That's different, i'm sure he's talking about everyday use. For me its an automatic process, I dont think, just do what I always do when parking the car.
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11-07-2019, 11:59   #9
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I disagree, and it's prob offtopic, but there have been X amount of threads here with people parking for extended periods with handbrake on and then having problems with the handbrake sticking (rust in summer and ice in winter).
Myself, I only add handbrake when car is not on flat surface. That's me though.
Use the hand brake regularly - every time you park - you won't have issues. Use it occasionally - it will seize.
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