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When I put van in park - it rolls backwards. all gears work except park... I have to put parking brakes on to stop rolling.

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This is an internal issue with a broken "parking pall". If you can live with it, maintain your adjustment on the parking brake, if not, have a trusted transmission shop look at it. They may be able to do the repair inexpensively. This is not in anyway going to affect the shifting or performance of the transmission.

Posted on Oct 24, 2010

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