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Old 09-15-2009, 05:27 PM
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Default slips down hills and on low grades while parked & in gear

93 ranger. 218K. has been "slipping" while parked on hills and on seriously low grade degree parking areas. have put it in all gears (manual transmission) and it still tries to creep and roll. you can hear it creaking/crunching and see it moving an inch at a time.

was in the bank today on an almost flat lot and a woman came in and said there was a ranger "moving" in the lot. ran out and managed to stop it before it hit another vehicle. i have a log in the bed for steep situations, but this was a slight incline so i didn't put it in back of the tire since there was no real incline. but the danged truck took off & rolled back in the parking lot.

is this a clutch or a transmission issue?

any input will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:19 PM
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I would think the clutch is slipping some that or you have really low compression in the cylinders which is letting the engine rotate instead of holding the truck back
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:22 PM
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Lack of compression would be my 1st guess.

Doesn't your E brake work?? I would fix that for sure.
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Old 09-15-2009, 06:45 PM
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lack of compression, has nothing to do with the clutch, if the clutch was that bad you would not be able to drive it, try the ebrake and useing reverse
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Old 09-16-2009, 05:33 AM
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ouch! sounds like an expensive repair. e-brake works...actually was just adjusted during inspection. did not have it engaged though as the parking lot is almost flat. i've tried the brake & all gears & it still slips on hills.

lack of compression due to head gasket? pistons? what can cause it to lose compression? don't want to go to the shop without a heads-up.

thanks so much for the responses.

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Old 09-16-2009, 07:26 AM
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218,000 miles on the rings & valves will do that.

Have the adjust the Ebrake again. The truck should not move on any hill with the Ebrake on & it in 4th gear or reverse.
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218,000 miles on the rings & valves will do that.

Have them adjust the Ebrake again. The truck should not move on any hill with the Ebrake on & it in 4th gear or reverse.
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218,000 miles on the rings & valves will do that.

Have the adjust the Ebrake again. The truck should not move on any hill with the Ebrake on & it in 4th gear or reverse.
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218,000 miles on the rings & valves will do that.

Have them adjust the Ebrake again. The truck should not move on any hill with the Ebrake on & it in 4th gear or reverse.
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You should be using your parking brake regularly anyway. Consistent use helps prevent it from breaking or sticking.
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Old 09-16-2009, 04:48 PM
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thing is...since they have "adjusted" the parking brake, i have forgotten it was on a couple of times since June and drove off with the parking brake on. had no resistance whatsoever, just saw the light on & disengaged it.

will go back to the 'inspection" place. they replaced the brake hoses and I think there is air in the line...not bled properly. slow response when fast braking. and will have them check it all again. not sure if this would make a difference...just another cruddy shop experience for me.

it does 'move' while parked in reverse and has done it in all gears with the parking brake on, both now, and in the past. so i have a sizable piece of firewood in the bed that i place behind or in front of a tire to stop the roll.

i know i have a head gasket problem, need a serious tune-up and lots of other issues with my old gal. what's with the lack of compression when the engine is off & creeping down grades? besides the parking brake...that's an easy fix.

thanks again to all!!

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Old 09-16-2009, 04:52 PM
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You should be using your parking brake regularly anyway. Consistent use helps prevent it from breaking or sticking.
will use my parking brake from now on after i have them check it out again...had no clue!

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