Date: Mon, 2 Dec 2002 16:07:57 +0000 (UTC)
From: amesnopsamrak.demon.co.uk (Andrew Stephenson)
Subject: Re: Manual Transmission doesn't hold car 9-5 on hill


In article <TfxG9.290$rv5.171295nopsam20.bellglobal.com> hug3r0nopsamail.com "Hugh" writes: > [wife parked car without full handbrake] > > I discovered that the transmission will not hold the car on my > driveway in either 1st or reverse. Is this a sign of the clutch > going, as there are not other signs when driving. As others said: normal behaviour. FWIW:- In San Franciso AFAIK they have a law requiring parked cars also to have their steerable wheels turned into the kerb, such as to send roll-aways into the side and not into mid-road. Good idea, IMHO. (It would have the incidental side benefit of complicating car thieves' lives.) -- Andrew Stephenson

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