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Old Mar 4th, 2014, 11:40 PM
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I have a 2003 Mini Cooper S. In the winter I prefer not to use the parking brake and always park my car in 2nd gear. For the past 2 years I didn't have any problems, but recently my car started to roll back when parked on incline. First I thought it was because of a patch of ice, but then it happen again without ice. As my driveway is on an incline I'm afraid that the car will end up crashed in a tree one morning. I have been told different things by different people, but can't seem to figure out what is actually true. Anyone any thoughts on what it is and what I should do?
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1st off I would use the parking brake just to be safe.
Could be caused by lack of compression, does the car seem to drive as normal ?
Could be clutch slipping, does thar seem ok when driving ?
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Thanks! One thing that I was told is indeed that it could be lack of compresssion, but what exactly does that mean? Is it something that needs to be fixed or a sign that's car is on its way out? I hope it is nothing with the clutch as I just got a new one last year. It was driving fine the last time I was in it as the car is currently in the shop as my power steering went. I'm hesitant to use the parking brake in the winter as it is so incredibly cold here and the last thing I need is a frozen brake as I had to replace my brakes and calipers last year due to the bad weather.
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