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Unread 11-19-2012, 03:17 PM   #16
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That little pawl shouldn't be depended upon to hold the Jeep if there is any incline at all.
Have you ever pulled the lever out of park, and the Jeep was resting on the pawl? Did you notice the resistance and the noise it made? That's wearing away the pawl, making it more apt to slip out of park on an incline.

For those with manual transmissions, people have come out to get in their Jeeps and found them down the driveway, or even across the street, because the engine had slowly turned over, allowing the Jeep to move on its own.
I suppose but have never had an issue with my old XJ which had 220000 on it and I parked it on an incline for 7ish years everyday.

Edit: To stay on topic, I have had this issue as well and oiling the spring took care of it!

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Unread 11-19-2012, 03:31 PM   #17
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I suppose but have never had an issue with my old XJ which had 220000 on it and I parked it on an incline for 7ish years everyday.
I could tell you have never had an issue with it.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 08:38 AM   #18
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Hi guys. I think any car, Jeep or truck owner should always use their parking brakes. The reason for this is simple. If you never use the e brake on an automatic, when you will need it it will not work. the cable will jam in the tubing that directs the cable. It jams because the cable rusts and no longer moves freely.
My e brake broke right after the warranty expired, so I purchased the part and installed it myself. It took more time to remove the transfer case knob than the whole job itself, but that's another story.
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Unread 11-22-2012, 09:04 AM   #19
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It definitely stays up..
That sounds a little personal to me.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 06:47 AM   #20
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I had the stealership check mine because it just didn't seem to hold on even the slightest incline. The fix was "pull it up harder and further"... it holds when you do that... but dang, doesn't seem like that should have to be the case. They didn't want to adjust it any because it would just be dragging and wear down to the same point it's at now... makes sense sure, but doesn't seem right to have to pull the thing so hard and so far to get it to engage. Oh well... probably doesn't help that I've got 5,000lbs of Nitto Trail Grappler dragging the thing down the driveway... LOL
I so agree. I actually thought something was wrong with mine. Between the loud clunk and the fact I have to pull it into the back seat for it to actually stop. I had the dealer look at it but they said it was within spec. Personally I think they need to rethink their spec.
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Unread 07-27-2013, 09:45 AM   #21
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when you set the hand BRAKE - if the park pawl BREAKS and the vehicle does roll - it does not gain as much speed and causes less damage when it it is stopped by a house, other car etc.

NOT setting the brake on an incline is much akin to not turning the tires to (or away from) the curb - might as well just aim it a target down hill, stand back and watch the show....
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Unread 07-27-2013, 12:11 PM   #22
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Set your e-brake when the transmission is in neutral, let your foot off the brake and let the e-brake hold the vehicle, the shift in to Park. This will allow take the stress off the transmission but it'll still be in park if the e-brake fails. I do this on every vehicle I drive. This also keeps the vehicle from being stuck in park if parked on an incline.
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Unread 07-28-2013, 09:09 AM   #23
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Set your e-brake when the transmission is in neutral, let your foot off the brake and let the e-brake hold the vehicle, the shift in to Park. This will allow take the stress off the transmission but it'll still be in park if the e-brake fails. I do this on every vehicle I drive. This also keeps the vehicle from being stuck in park if parked on an incline.
Yup! That's the way I was taught when I first started driving. Easier on the tranny.
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