Drove with Parking Brake on :(

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by max542, May 31, 2007.

  1. max542

    max542 Guest

    Well it was bound to happen, got my first automatic honda, after about
    20 years of driving an prelude than a civic. Well I backed out with my
    parking brake on--maybe only 20 feet or so. I didnt hear any odd
    noises. Did I just screw up my new 2007 CRV??
    max542, May 31, 2007
  2. max542

    Tegger Guest

    wrote in @q66g2000hsg.googlegroups.com:

    Nope. No harm done of any kind. Don't worry about it.

    And don't stop using the parking brake because you may be afraid of doing
    this again.
    Tegger, Jun 1, 2007
  3. max542

    max542 Guest

    Thanks! I always heard if you drive with the Parking Brake on you
    screw up your brakes in a bad way. I guess I am still used to the
    ebrake between my seats all these years. On a related note, is it best
    to engage the Parking Brake *before* or *after* you put the
    transmission in Park? Or does it matter. Just curious.
    max542, Jun 1, 2007
  4. I always put it in neutral, set the parking brake, take my foot off the
    regular brake, and let the car settle into the parking brake. THEN I put
    it into park.

    This keeps the pressure off the parking pawl.
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 1, 2007
  5. max542

    Tegger Guest

    wrote in

    If you drive around for a half hour or something, yes. For 20 feet, no.

    Doesn't really matter.

    Yes, doing it Elmo's way does keep most of the pressure off the parking
    pawl, but that's not really earth-shatteringly critical. The parking pawl
    is designed to ride out of its slot if it meets a heavy load, such as if
    somebody bumps your car hard in a parking lot. That's why you should always
    use your parking brake even with an automatic.
    Tegger, Jun 1, 2007
  6. max542

    Bucky Guest

    no big deal. That's no different than driving 20 feet while riding the
    Bucky, Jun 1, 2007
  7. max542

    jim beam Guest

    when it's applied while moving, yes. but once stationary, a pin locks
    in behind the pawl and holds it rigid. won't come out now. some
    vehicles just use a simple pawl and they do indeed jump out under
    pressure, but once locked, the only way you'll get it out on the honda
    is to break the pin.
    once stationary, the tires just skid if bumped - no biggie.
    jim beam, Jun 1, 2007
  8. max542

    newman Guest

    my wife once panicked about something and put the center shift lever into
    park at about 30MPH. No damage, just some noise. wasn't a Honda.
    no big deal. That's no different than driving 20 feet while riding the
    newman, Jun 1, 2007
  9. max542

    Tegger Guest

    Studying the diagram just now, I see you are right.

    Which the automaker won't allow to happen, since the loose pin would wreck
    the insides of the tranny.
    Tegger, Jun 1, 2007
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