|July 9th, 2011, 02:59 PM||#1|
Join Date: 11-05-05
Location: Lake View, AL
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So, my 2011 Equinox's transmission failed and the dealership repaired it and I am back on the road again.
Today, we stopped on a hill and if I remove my foot from the brake, it easily rolls down hill.
I'm thinking it really shouldn't do that. The hill was a little steep, but not mountain steep.
My question is: should this ever happen? I cannot remember it ever happening on a standard transmission before to me, but maybe I'm being overly sensitive since it just came out of repairs.
|July 9th, 2011, 06:25 PM||#2|
hoo dat. wat.
Join Date: 11-09-05
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Honest answer: Yes.
Some of the converters used in today's cars tend to minimize drag on the engine at idle - lower drag, lower fuel consumption while stopped. A side effect is exactly the behavior you mention - all in the pursuit of additional fuel economy.
From what I hear from many people at work - it's a "don't notice it" or "really hate it" kind of thing.
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