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clay.bell12 12-27-2011 07:51 PM

Is it bad for my transmission, parked in gear?
 
I know different people have different answers but anyone ever have transmission problems from doing so?

First, my hand brake works fine but every time my brother uses my car he leaves it parked in gear.

My transmission is a original dx original clutch 5 speed.

flyinryan122 12-27-2011 07:56 PM

I always leave it in gear..

cmgogo 12-27-2011 08:01 PM

it doesnt hurt the transmission, and its actually good practice to leave it parked in gear (should your ebrake cable fail.... which is not as uncommon as you probably think)

and honestly id rather have a messed up tranny than a car that rolls away into another car/property/pedestrian

Chinewalker 12-27-2011 08:21 PM

The gears see more load and stress during daily driving that just sittin on a hill.

v8killaz 12-27-2011 08:22 PM

i never leave it in gear but there have been times where id get into my car after days to realize i didn't have the ebrake up lol

id get into the habit of putting it in gear. it wont hurt anything

Wischmaster 12-27-2011 08:31 PM

Perfectly fine to leave it in gear when parked, unless you have remote start.

In which case it will drive itself through the garage door and end up in a snow bank across the street.

Don't ask me how I know. :o

UNDERSTIMATED 12-27-2011 08:32 PM

I park with the car in gear. Never had a problem.

HondaDNA 12-27-2011 08:40 PM

I always park in reverse(gear). Parked one time in 1st and watched the car slowly turn over and roll a 1/2 inch at a time down the hill lol.

clay.bell12 12-27-2011 08:41 PM

OK thanks, I used to park my mustang with the hand brake only until I found it about thirty feet away from where I left it. (I was visiting Seattle) any how I would leave it in gear and turn the wheels after that. I just figured that bigger transmission could handle the load with no problem vs my little civic trans.

wizard's blood 12-27-2011 08:43 PM

ive left my honda, vw, and subaru in gear with the ebrake up for years and never had a problem. my buddy david who is a master tech claims it hurts the gears but i dont belive that at all.

clay.bell12 12-27-2011 08:58 PM

Master tech? I and you don't believe in him. that's funny. My buddy is a cop and I would not call 911 if he was working. Lol

xile6 12-27-2011 09:04 PM

It will be fine. I normally use the hand break if on flat ground. If on a hill I pull the hand break all the way up then rock back and forward then pop it into 1st to make sure it doesnt move.

greasemonkey89 12-27-2011 09:44 PM

i hate that shit whenever my dad borrows my car he does this. i forget its in gear and stall it almost crashed into the garage lmao.

d-serious 12-27-2011 09:46 PM

I always leave that bitch in gear.

Here's an interesting question though. If the car is left in gear and it is pulled out by a tow truck; how bad is that going to fuck the world up?

Sentry 12-27-2011 09:58 PM

They aren't going to tow with the drive wheels on the ground. Tow truck drivers do it for a living, they know what they're doing.

v8killaz 12-27-2011 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by greasemonkey89 (Post 2457788)
i hate that shit whenever my dad borrows my car he does this. i forget its in gear and stall it almost crashed into the garage lmao.

lol my dad does the same shit. it pisses me off. i always forget that shit too.

remoer 12-27-2011 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wischmaster (Post 2457745)
Perfectly fine to leave it in gear when parked, unless you have remote start.

In which case it will drive itself through the garage door and end up in a snow bank across the street.

Don't ask me how I know. :o

:bigrofl:

19si91 12-27-2011 11:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v8killaz (Post 2457810)
lol my dad does the same shit. it pisses me off. i always forget that shit too.

X3 my dad does this too and I always forget and start my shit in gear.

clay.bell12 12-28-2011 12:37 AM

That's funny people mention their pops my grandfather told me to do the same but just figured he's a an old time


If the car is parked in gear then you release the hand brake and the transmission is now supporting all the vehicle weight? I still safe? (parked up to hill) can these transmissions go unaffected by this weight.

transzex 12-28-2011 12:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by clay.bell12 (Post 2457833)
That's funny people mention their pops my grandfather told me to do the same but just figured he's a an old time


If the car is parked in gear then you release the hand brake and the transmission is now supporting all the vehicle weight? I still safe? (parked up to hill) can these transmissions go unaffected by this weight.

If the tranny couldn't support the weight of the car on a grade, then how would it ever transmit the power needed to go up the same grade?

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