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Old 03-29-2014, 07:12 PM
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Snapped Parking Brake

Today while parking, I pulled the parking brake and it snapped and it won't engage anymore. A few questions: will my warranty cover the cost of fixing this? And will my transmission be okay if I leave it in first or reverse while parked to keep it from rolling backwards? (Manual tranny)

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Warranty should replace it if it's still under warranty... Personally I use 2nd or 3rd to park, 1st is too easily spun by the weight of the vehicle and reverse is a bad idea in general...

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Warranty should replace it if it's still under warranty... Personally I use 2nd or 3rd to park, 1st is too easily spun by the weight of the vehicle and reverse is a bad idea in general...
I park on hills a lot and always wondered about that.
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Warranty should replace it if it's still under warranty... Personally I use 2nd or 3rd to park, 1st is too easily spun by the weight of the vehicle and reverse is a bad idea in general...
2nd or 3rd to park on a hill?? I think you got it backwards, my cousin used to live on a steep hill and if I parked my car on the hill in 2nd gear I would come out in the morning and it would be 15 feet behind where I parked it......1st or reverse is a better choice of gear to leave it in for sure......GEAR-PLUS the e-brake if on a hill. I am pretty sure some 4cyl vehicles I have put in 2nd on a hill while sitting in at and feel it start to roll back within minutes on hills that aren't even much of a grade..........now if your going to push start it and pop the clutch after a dead battery then 2nd or 3rd would be a good choice....

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Warranty should replace it if it's still under warranty... Personally I use 2nd or 3rd to park, 1st is too easily spun by the weight of the vehicle and reverse is a bad idea in general...
You have it completely backwards. Always use first or reverse to park.

For example, if you put it in 6th, it wouldn't hold at all and take off down the hill. The lower the gear, the better.
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You have it completely backwards. Always use first or reverse to park.

For example, if you put it in 6th, it wouldn't hold at all and take off down the hill. The lower the gear, the better.
This. Using a higher gear means the engine has to spin less in order for the jeep to roll. That means it takes less force to allow it to roll. You wouldn't want that. It's way overkill but the best possible gear would be 4low and 1st. That is overkill tho. 1st is best as its a lower ratio than reverse
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This. Using a higher gear means the engine has to spin less in order for the jeep to roll. That means it takes less force to allow it to roll. You wouldn't want that. It's way overkill but the best possible gear would be 4low and 1st. That is overkill tho. 1st is best as its a lower ratio than reverse
Learn something new every day... you are correct I just went out to the biggest hill I could find and tried it... My thinking was completely bassackwards...
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I just hope my warranty covers it as a mechanical failure. When I bought it last year, I also purchased the 7 year/100k miles mopar warranty.

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