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Old 01-07-2011, 09:37 PM
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I was waiting at a drive thru that's kinda of slanted and when i let off the brakes it started going backwards like a standard would but I have an automatic tranny .. I have a 1989 mustang and a 1997 T-Bird both of them RWD automatic cars and never experienced this before. I'm a new to truck and was wondering if I was missing something?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:48 PM
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Check your transmission fluid level.
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:50 PM
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:55 PM
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if fluid is good, your idle isn't extremely low is it?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:56 PM
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So it just rolled back as if in neutral..as opposed to being powered backwards? And still moved forward with gas. Is fine I would think. You didn't say what year it is. The Mustang and T-bird automatic transmissions would be different than a fairly new Rangers. Maybe the newer designs also achieve a better no drive/neutral state at idle?
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Old 01-07-2011, 09:59 PM
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So it just rolled back as if in neutral..as opposed to being powered backwards? And still moved forward with gas. Is fine I would think. You didn't say what year it is. The Mustang and T-bird automatic transmissions would be different than a fairly new Rangers. Maybe the newer designs also achieve a better no drive/neutral state at idle?
Exactly its like if it was in neutral.. It's brand new a 2010 just bought it a week ago it has 150 KM

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if fluid is good, your idle isn't extremely low is it?
Everything is fine it's a brand new car
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Old 01-08-2011, 05:41 AM
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My truck does the same exact thing if on a hill. Some spots if it is not slanted enough it will not roll at all if I take my foot off the brake.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:48 PM
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My truck does the same exact thing if on a hill. Some spots if it is not slanted enough it will not roll at all if I take my foot off the brake.
Same thing here.
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Old 01-08-2011, 01:06 PM
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My truck does the same exact thing if on a hill. Some spots if it is not slanted enough it will not roll at all if I take my foot off the brake.
X2 it has been this way with every AT vehicle I have owned not just my Ranger


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Old 01-08-2011, 01:10 PM
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Sometimes if on a good incline I like to let it roll. Especially if someone is right on my butt. I love the look on their face and enjoy them honking
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