This is a totally foolish question, but I need it answered as it would have got me into a small accident if I did not react quickly.
2013 JKUR, manual
I'm on a long down slope, waiting for a green. There is a long line in front of me. I do this stretch everyday.
Now I decide to do the most foolish thing. I turn off the jeep as traffic is crawling. Hmm.. to save gas
. I know that I will loose power steering, which I considered as it is a straight line. But.... as I am coasting, my brakes have to power. Fortunately, I don't panic, but do go into an Oh Shit! mode. I immediately put my hand on the handbrake... but before I do that, push the clutch out and turn the jeep on.. instant brakes. Phew. Phew. Phew!
Lesson learned. But could you nice people tell me why the breaks need engine power. Are they hydraulic? My car(mazda3) did not do this.
I also think I scared the jeep. The moment I started it on the slope, I got a low fuel warning and it kept saying low fuel.. it normally does not.
A restart fixed it. Anyway, I skipped two heartbeats I think and my clutch leg hurts.