I have a 2000 mountianeer AWD and if i park it on a hill it will roll down. at first it only did it if the rear of my truck faced down hill now it doesnt matter what end faces down. i have checked all the linkage and it is all tight.

I have a 2000 mountianeer AWD and if i park it on a hill it will roll down. at first it only did it if the rear of my truck faced down hill now it doesnt matter what end faces down. i have checked all the linkage and it is all tight.

I have a 2000 mountianeer AWD and if i park it on a hill it will roll down. at first it only did it if the rear of my truck faced down hill now it doesnt matter what end faces down. i have checked all the linkage and it is all tight. what else could it be?

Can’t say without knowing if it’s an automatic or manual transmission…

Matthew Vaughn
O’Reilly Auto Parts

Are you not using the parking brake? You may have a broken parking pawl in
the transmission…from not using the parking brake on hills. 😉

All of the cars left for repair at our service center are parked in our
slightly-sloping front lot. When we get in to move them into the shop, very
few have the parking brake set. Make sure your park brake is working, and
use it. The parking pawl is a small steel hook a couple of inches long that
is forced to bear the entire 2-1/2 tons of the weight of your SUV if not
assisted by the park brake!

Jim O’Neill
Chino Autotech Inc.,

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