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Old 16th February 2010, 19:09   #1
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My 7 month old Santro rolls when parked uphill in first gear if I dont use the parking brake .Does somebody know the reason for this .
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It rolls down just like that or when you give it a push? Always use handbrake when you park; slope or not! Start the car and then release the brake. Make this a habit.
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does the car roll continuously or stop and go ? AFAIK when i park my car in gear it does roll back a little then stops

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HI ,
My 7 month old Santro rolls when parked uphill in first gear if I dont use the parking brake .Does somebody know the reason for this .
It should just roll back a foot or two and then stop;after all it is in gear.
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Also how steep isthe climb??

To determine park this on a flat surface & engage 1st gear & push gently. Normally it will not roll. if it does not may be the slope is too steep. Use hand brake.
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if your vehicle is in gear, it should not roll, check if gear is engaged properly or else it must be in neutral

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the front tyres skid and rear ones roll (without handbrake and 1st gear engaged) - aint you supposed to engage Reverse gear when you park on a slope with the car facing the top of the slope?
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nope the wheels would still skid if they are skidding in 1st gear, instead the car should face downhill with reverse engaged in really steep slopes

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a) Use hand brake
b) How much of roll. Is it a small jerk and then stop or not at all holding?
c) What is this uphill? Major gradient? Vehicle facing which side?
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I ususlly use the Hand brake , however when I don't, I see that the cars starts rolling when parked in 1st gear and also when I use Reverse gear !!!
The car is facing uphill and the gradient is not very steep .When I engege the 1st or reverse gear and turn off the engine in a gradient the car rolls back a bit then pauses slightly then rolls and pauses and then rolls again ...this stop- roll-stop-roll continues till I apply the handbrake !!!
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Please practice the use of hand brakes, whether uphill/downhill/ plain roads. A rolling car can cause accidents so don't forget to engage your hand brakes
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