97 saturn sedan

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by rhpearsonII, Mar 7, 2006.

  1. rhpearsonII

    rhpearsonII Guest

    I put my vehicle in 1st, by the way it is a manual, and it rolls forward
    about 5 feet after I turn the vehicle off and let off the clutch. It then
    finally locks into gear and stops. I now have to always use my e-brake
    because my concern of it hitting something.
    rhpearsonII, Mar 7, 2006
  2. rhpearsonII

    Lane Guest

    I recall my owners manual saying to put a manual transmission Saturn in
    reverse when parking it. But you should be in the habit of using the
    e-brake anyway.

    Lane [ lane (at) evilplastic.com ]
    Lane, Mar 7, 2006
  3. rhpearsonII

    SnoMan Guest

    Sound like engine is still spinning when you let clutch out. Use first
    or reverse to hold it when parked but I would not use Ebarake in below
    freezing weather as they have been know to freeze on from time to time
    if moisture gets in the cables.
    SnoMan, Mar 7, 2006
  4. rhpearsonII

    Roy Guest

    This is my fourth winter with my 98 SL1 manual trans. It gets to -30C here
    at the extreme end of the scale. I have never had my ebrake/parking brake
    cable freeze. I've seen them rust and seize when people don't use them
    IMO you should always use your parking brake (manual or auto) to keep it
    moving, around here if it rusts and seizes they will make you replace it to
    get a safety inspection sticker.
    Good to have a brake on anyway. It's not as common as it was in the fifties
    but sometimes cars pop out of gear.
    Roy, Mar 7, 2006
  5. rhpearsonII

    Lane Guest

    It gets to -30C here
    Same here. I'm in Wisconsin where outdoor winter temps reach -30 F
    overnight (with windchills below -40). When my 94 SC2 was parked outdoors
    for quite a few years during winters, the e-brake never froze or stuck on.
    I used it every time I parked the car as well. I'm pretty surprised now
    that I think about it, because there were ice storms where I couldn't get
    the doors open because the rubber door seals were iced over onto the car
    body, and the pop-up headlights wouldn't go up either - but the e-brake was
    never a problem. The previous day's splashed slush on the underside didn't
    affect the brakes either.

    Lane [ lane (at) evilplastic.com ]
    Visit my Saturn Car Audio and Performance Page at http://www.evilplastic.com

    Lane, Mar 8, 2006
  6. rhpearsonII

    SnoMan Guest

    Consider yourself lucky because they can freeze and I have seen it and
    when it does at minu 30C you will cuss up a storm because you will not
    be able to move the car. I rarely use brake and only on grades and
    never lost one yet but I always use 1st or rev, never a taller gear.
    SnoMan, Mar 8, 2006
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