I found out my e-brake didn’t work yesterday the same way. Put it in neutral and car started to move as I got out. Good thing I wasn’t on a hill or that would suuuuuuuuuck
@Your Darkest Secret, I never had an e-break fail, and not be able to notice it when I pulled the handle.
@ThePandaPool , mines a foot brake and it felt normal til the car started moving
@Your Darkest Secret, foot e-brake in a standard?
@ThePandaPool , I drive a truck
@Your Darkest Secret, like a semi?
@ThePandaPool , I don't know what @Your Darkest Secret drives but my 3/4 ton Chevy is a manual with a foot brake. In fact, I don't recall ever being in a full size pickup that didn't have a foot brake regardless if it were manual or auto.
@ThePandaPool , sorry I finally see the confusion. No it’s not a manual. Forgot standard meant manual too. And I also say car even when referring to a vehicle that not a car like a truck. I’m barely waking up. Drive a chevy pickup and never seen a truck with a hand brake
@Your Darkest Secret, oh. If its auto, why do you even use an e-brake?
@Azyoulikeit, my only experience is with cars and SUVs. Thinking about it though, the old Broncos may have had a foot break when standard.
@ThePandaPool , because I didn’t throw it in park just neutral and engaged the e brake to find out it didn’t work. I used to drive stick so it’s habit
@ThePandaPool , I can answer that one, using an e-brake is better for the transmission when parking on a hill. It prevents the parking pawl inside the transmission from being the primary source of holding the weight of the vehicle. This also makes it easier to get out of park.
@Azyoulikeit, that's definitely true, but a lot of modern vehicles won't let you take your keys out of the ignition unless you're actually in park.easy thing is to put the brake on before taking your foot off the brake, but still need park.
@ThePandaPool , I might've been unclear. I was meaning to use the e-brake in conjunction with park. So if parking on a hill you stop and hold the vehicle with the primary brakes, put it in park and engage the e-brake before releasing the primary brake pedal. This makes life easier on the internal transmission parts.
@Azyoulikeit, yea. I forgot. It was the other guy saying he leaves it in neutral. That's what I was trying to figure out. Didn't make sense to me. I totally understand cars, but I dont get what he was doing.
@ThePandaPool , gotcha. I don't get leaving it in neutral period. I leave my pickup parked in gear and if it's on a hill I engage the e-brake as well. My car, which is automatic, gets left in park and again if it's a hill I add the e-brake.
@Azyoulikeit, exactly. That's how I deal with it.
@Azyoulikeit, my streets flat and i had forgot something in my house and was in drive. So instead of putting it in park just threw it in neutral and engaged the e brake thinking that would be fine since car shouldn’t move and it did. I would never leave it in neutral on a hill with just the e brake
@ThePandaPool , I have seen cars where the e-brake/handbrake is actually a pedal in the footwell
@Your Darkest Secret, Toyota. Like the old R-22. Pull hand brake on the right side under the steering wheel.
“Sorry Mister that really sucks. But you were 2 minutes late so no tip.”
Her reaction pissed me off.
@davionaceae, haha. Oh my. He just git runned over by his own car! Haaaahaha
@mas2de, right? No calling 911, just sit and laugh. What a complete waste of neurons and flesh on that on. Send her off for reclamation.
Just tip him $3. It worked for Wikipedia.