May 5, 2005I have a 95 f150 with a 4.9 and auto tranny and anytime I park on an incline thats of good size its hard to get out of park but once i get it out of park its as easy as can be. What causes it to be so hard and how can i fix it.
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May 5, 2005The weight of the truck on the incline in what causes it to be so hard.
The device that "locks" the transmission in park is called a parking pawl. It is a piece of steel that engages a notched drum inside the transmission mechanically preventing the assembly from turning.
Using your parking brake on inclines before moving the shifter into park may lessen the effort to get it out of park.
Here is a link I found regarding the parking pawl and how it works.
May 5, 2005Use the E-brake. When you are parked on a hill and you don't use the E-brake that means that your tranny is holding the full weight of your truck. What I always do is once I stop I put on the E-brake while I am still in drive that way once you slide it into park you can be sure that the weight is on the brake not the tranny.