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Hi all i have a 1997 bravada that rolls/inches back while in park! i looked under the the truck to find that it is a 4x4 that is missing the drive shaft to the front transferred case and there is not any axles coming from the transferred case to the front wheels. so why won't the truck stay put on a hill in park?

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  • rj_bradley Jul 22, 2009

    How can i find this metal bar slides into one of many large slots on an internal drum in the transmission?
    i know it is not the universal joints are worn! whoever had this truck be for removed the drive shaft for the front wheel differential and axles! i will be happy only to take care of the problem with the truck rolling when parked on a hill...lol..
    Thanks you!

  • rj_bradley Jul 22, 2009

    lol... thanks a lot i will ask a tranny shop! lol a brick... lol ok i will use the e brake... take care!

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When you place your vehicle in park, a metal bar slides into one of many large slots on an internal drum in the transmission. If the slots or bar are worn, or if the differential or universal joints are worn, that play has to be taken up before the vehicle will not roll further.

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  • Richard Scordino Jul 22, 2009

    On some you can get to the linkage for that by removing the trans pan. Don't remember if yours is like that...either ask a trans shop or remove pan and look.
    Don' t laugh...a long time ago I had a car that park was broken on and I had a parking brick (a brick with a rope tied to it that you put behind the wheel to keep it from rolling...To leave, you start the car, move forward and reel in the brick!) Obviously too "high-tech" to ever become a factory option!! Don't forget that you have an emergency brake too!!


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