Date: Mon, 02 Dec 2002 00:26:52 +0000
From: Grunff <>
Subject: Re: Manual Transmission doesn't hold car 9-5 on hill

Hugh wrote: > Recently my wife parked my 9-5, 5spd manual, in the driveway and didn;t > engage the parking brake all the way. To my horror I looked out the window > and the car had rolled partially in to the street. > > 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. No, it's a sign that your engine can turn over when force is applied to it, which is a good thing. While it's good practice to put the car into gear when parked on an incline, this should not be the primary means of stopping the vehice. Use your handbrake, that's why it's there. -- Grunff

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