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post #1 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 01:20 PM
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hard shifting

i was at a friends house lastnight and i was parked on a hill, when i went to leave i couldnt get my truck out of park?? i had to have 2 of my buddies come out and rock my truck up the hill to get my truck to come out of park and into reverse?? what would cause this and how do i fix it??

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 01:34 PM
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Re: hard shifting

Mud Rat,

That is the nature of the beast. And a good way to tear up your transmission. The best thing to do is when you are on a hill like that. Before you put it in Park, Apply your parking brake so the truck dosen't roll, and then put it in park. This takes all the stress off of your transmission. A 350THM will not take that for very long without giving it up. I know.


post #3 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 05:32 PM
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I heard that sh!t. Powerstroke is correct. I also learned about that the hard way. I almost always parked on a hill when i was hunting in my old truck and had to yank it out of park without thinking about the conseqinces.(i was temporarily insane)Anyway my trans was destroyed.

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 08-07-2001, 06:14 PM
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How does the parking gear work???
My 1st vehicle was a '74 Maverick that my mom had. The parking gear did not work, but all others were OK. "P" was just a spare "N" [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]

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