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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2014, 09:57 PM Thread Starter
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Question parking..

I just came from the mall and I go to park in a spot and braked and put in started to rock from front to back..If I hit the brake again then it stops rocking..why does it rock in the first place? My other vehicles have never done this

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-23-2014, 10:45 PM
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Most automatics do this from time to time, at least in my experience, takes a sec for the parking brake to engage

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Using the parking brake will stop this from happening if you use the parking brake prior to letting your foot of the brake pedal

The 'rocking' is from the play in the parking pawl in the transmission. It slots int an opening to stop the vehicle from moving. It is not designed to 'stop' a moving car nor are the tolerances so tight as to be precise.

If the vehicle is on a hill or moving slightly, the vehicle will rock back and forth as the weight of the vehicle causes 'bounce' in the play of the parking pawl.


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