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Unread 06-06-2011, 12:55 PM   #1
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Parking for extream dummies

Owner's manual says, when parked, to put the jeep in first, and have the engine brake on.

What is the order in which I should do those things?

Should I put it in first, turn the engine off with the key, then push down the engine brake?

Can you tell me why one method is superior to another? Thanks.

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Unread 06-06-2011, 01:03 PM   #2
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Unread 06-06-2011, 01:05 PM   #3
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Owners Manual, where did you find one of those?
Whats an engine break?
OMG i'm so confused!?!?!?!?
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Unread 06-06-2011, 01:08 PM   #4
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Always you make sure when you park, you pull as close as you can to the car in front of you...Then, with the transmission in first, pop the clutch and choke it down, no skinny pedal involved, so you jump very abruptly into the vehicle in front of you. Take your keys out of the ignition, and nonchalantly hop out of your jeep while the front end is sitting on the car in front of you and act like you dont even notice. Oh and dont forget to engage the emergency brake...






---Lol, there is no such thing as an "engine brake". Well in a sense. All it means is leave the Jeep in 1st or Reverse, not neutral...This gives a better chance that your jeep will not roll anywhere in case of emergency/parking brake failure
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Unread 06-06-2011, 01:53 PM   #5
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This isn't meant as a joke...

I taught myself how to drive stick, and I need some info on the subtleties associated with driving a manual jeep. If i want to park, should I go into neutral, hold down the brakes, then turn the car off, AND then switch it into first, or is it okay to leave it in first while I turn the car off?
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Unread 06-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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It is best to put it into neutral before shutting off. This will prevent you from popping the clutch before the engine is completely shut off. You can do it in 1st, but with your being a newbie to driving a stick, I dont recommend you do.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 03:28 PM   #7
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It is best to put it into neutral before shutting off. This will prevent you from popping the clutch before the engine is completely shut off. You can do it in 1st, but with your being a newbie to driving a stick, I dont recommend you do.
x2, when I was teaching myself how to drive a stick on my mustang, I forgot to put the car in 1st before I got out in the target parking lot...I pulled the ebrake, apparently not far enough, and I came out to it being about 3 spaces back...thankfully it didn't hit anything or damage my car. Coulda been worse
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Unread 06-06-2011, 04:03 PM   #8
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Personally i always just put it in first gear while holding the brake down and the clutch to the floor, shut off the key and wait til the motor has completely stopped, let out the clutch and then let off the brake. Then you can set the e-brake. You can do it the other way but with the motor not spinning you need to make sure it goes all the way into first. Sometimes it can bind because the syncronizers in the tranny are not turning.
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Unread 06-06-2011, 04:17 PM   #9
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Gezzus lol I didnt realize there were rules.

I just make sure its in neutral, turn the car off while holding the brake. Then when its off jam on the parking break (need to use up the recall to get that fixed) and pop it into 3rd, just cause its straight up lol. I've never had any issues knock on wood, but then I dont live in a very hilly area.
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This is a funny thread. Do it in any order you want so long as you wind up in first gear with the engine off.
Half the time the E-Brake doesn't work, but you can engage it if you like.

On a hill facing down, turn your tires toward the curb, and on a hill facing up, turn your tires away from the curb. This applies to countries where you park on the right side of the road.
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Unread 06-07-2011, 12:49 PM   #11
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Personally i always just put it in first gear while holding the brake down and the clutch to the floor, shut off the key and wait til the motor has completely stopped, let out the clutch and then let off the brake. Then you can set the e-brake. You can do it the other way but with the motor not spinning you need to make sure it goes all the way into first. Sometimes it can bind because the syncronizers in the tranny are not turning.
This is the kind of answer for which I was looking. Thank you!
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Unread 06-07-2011, 04:19 PM   #12
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Your Canadian, get used to getting picked on LOL. I did.

Anyway, This is how I do it.
Put in Neutral.
Shut off.
Hold Brake.
Shift into a gear.
While holding brake, push E Brake in.
Then let go of Brake and see if it all holds.

I do it this way so that the Tranny doesn't get any uneeded stress.
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Unread 06-07-2011, 04:30 PM   #13
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You guys are thinking waaaay too much into this.
The sequence is of no matter.. Get it turned off and leave it in first gear. Hit the e-brake and walk away.
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Unread 06-07-2011, 04:32 PM   #14
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i coast into the parking spot in neutral, as im still rolling, turn the engine off, when it comes to a stop apply slight pressure to first gear, as it starts to roll backwards, it will pop into gear. get out and go do my thing.
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Unread 06-07-2011, 04:34 PM   #15
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I just use a prius or smart car as a tire wedge
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