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Rolling forward problem!!! HELP!!!

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    Rolling forward problem!!! HELP!!!

    I parked my T/A in the driveway going down. I must say my driveway is about a 35% angle. Anyways, I parked on it with the nose pointing down and forgot to pull the E-Brake. I have a manual car and left it in 1st gear. When I came back to it about an hour later it had rolled about 5 feet forward. Then when I started it up it had a bad "knocking" sound other than the usual from our cars. When I started going though it stopped completely. Anyone know why this is? Bad gears, clutch, etc?

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    Even though its in gear the weight of the car is slowly turning the engine over.

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    drive it and if it doesent throw 1st gear out or grind major then you did not mess up your transmission .

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    Quote Originally Posted by crombie02 View Post
    When I started going though it stopped completely.
    what do you mean by this??

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    1sr gear is the easiest gear for the cars weight to overcome. You need to put it in a taller (higher) gear. I always put mine in reverse and pull the E Brake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 9T8W66 View Post
    1sr gear is the easiest gear for the cars weight to overcome. You need to put it in a taller (higher) gear. I always put mine in reverse and pull the E Brake.
    you have this backwards(its easy to do, I do it all the time). 1st gear or reverse are the best one to choose because they create greater resistance in the drivetrain to try and turn the engine over. Reverse is slightly better (in a T56) because it is a lower gear (higher numerically).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    Signs of a worn clutch...
    ^^^Yep or worn out, low compression engine. Or it just could be too steep to park on without using the parking brake.

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    Cutlass is right, usually indicates low compression in the engine, try putting the nose of the car down the driveway and parking in reverse, don't forget to cut the wheels and lock the wheel just in case.

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