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nikola2004mkd

Something Wrong With My Car?

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Hi



I am having
doubts that something might be wrong my car.



When I park
my car downhill I usually put it in reverse gear. But recently I notice that
the car is starting to move down the hill. After I turn the engine off and move
my leg away from the brake pedal, the car stand still for maybe 1 sec, after
that it start moving down the hill, it will pass maybe 0.5 to 1m and after that
it completely stops for maybe 1 sec, and after that its start moving again ….in
the same manner till it reach almost the end of the downhill.



But when I park
uphill and put it in 1 gear the car stand still with no problems.

The car is Yaris with 1.0l engine.


I friend of
mine says that it might be due to low compression in the engine but that would
be strange for engine that have only 25.000km.



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Do you also use the handbrake? (parking Brake)

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No. But thats the problem. Before I didnt use handbrake and the car standed still.

I usualy use handbrake but in winter months when temperatures are -15 - 20C its not recomendable to use handbrake. The whole sistem might freeze.

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So you don't use the handbrake in winter???

I never ever met some one that doesn't use the handbrake!!!

Just work it up and down a few times.

Very odd.

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It is normal to use a handbrake when parking on a hill

If the handbrake is properly serviced it is unlikely to seize or freeze on

If you insist on not using the handbrake then the steering wheel should be turned so that the front wheels point toward the kerb and wheel chocks should be used

It is unwise to solely use the compression of the engine to hold your car on a slope

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It's good practice not to use the handbrake when you're leaving the car standing for more than a week or so. Just ask any breakdown service based near an airport. Call outs to hammer the back drums with a screwdriver keeps these guys in work.

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I would say it was bad practice,

One day you'll leave it off without thinking.

If I was leaving car for sometime,

I would put handbrake on..... if 6 notches is normal , I would put it on 3 or 4 and in 1st gear,

I would never consider leaving it off totally.

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I would say it was bad practice,

One day you'll leave it off without thinking.

If I was leaving car for sometime,

I would put handbrake on..... if 6 notches is normal , I would put it on 3 or 4 and in 1st gear,

I would never consider leaving it off totally.

I agree Howard, unless it was on my very flat drive at my home in first gear and left there for more than two weeks in winter :-)

Pete.

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