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Drives: 04 M-B CLK500 Convertible and 11 Kia Sportage EX, leather and pano roof
Originally Posted by Leoside
so this is puzzling me, what is the best/healthiest way to park the sportage on a slight slope?
so first few times i noticed the sportage is totally holding on the P gear and when i release it, it's hard to disengage and makes a bad jolt
so i got into this habit i engage the (foot) parking brakes first all the way down, release normal brakes, when the car holds on the parking brakes i shift into P and its working quiet well
but yesterday i tried this on a slight slope and when i released the normal brakes the car holds on the parking brakes but makes a stress sounds and kept slowly sliding backwards until i engaged P
any advices or insights about this?
So I learned this a few (actually many) years ago.
When parking on a slope (either direction), come to a complete stop, keeping your foot on the brake pedal. Set the PARKING BRAKE. Release your foot from the regular brake. Put the transmission lever in "Park". When you leave, reverse the operation, putting the car in "D", applying the brake, then release the PARKING BRAKE.
This priocess will totally eliminate the "clunk" associated with releasing the pawl in the transmission.
Yeah, its a little hard to put your car in reverse if you dont set the parking brake before you release the brakes. I totally suggest the keep the foot on the brakes, set the Parking brakes (emergency brakes), set the transmission in "P", and turn off ignition. You want to eliminate the reverse roll when on Parking on an uphill.
It almost sounds like the cable stretched :O
I had this problem on my Sedona. I was able to fix it myself, but your Sportage is under warranty, and you don't want to mess with it, if the dealer will do it for free and with experience.
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