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7/29/2002
23:50:47

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The other day i noticed that i was able to shift from park to rev. neu. dr. so on with out puting my foot on the break when my truck is running. I know that can not be safe or normal. It will not do it when it is turned off. What is the problem and how can i fix it if it is a real problem.

Brian



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7/29/2002
23:55:23

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hey, my '87 and my '97 does the same exact thing, no biggy i kinda like it personaly




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7/29/2002
23:59:27

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don't worry about it, having the safty switch is something new, older cars never had this. as long as you don't plan on leaving kids in the car unattended while it's running you won't have a problem. I hate mine, I've never applied the break, going from park to rev or drive, now it's something I have to get used to

what year is your ride?



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7/30/2002
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It is a 97 SLT



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7/30/2002
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it's not a problem, mine does the same thing
I think it's a truck thing, most cars you have to touch the brake


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7/30/2002
01:27:04

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technically, something is wrong, as all production cars (and light trucks) since the early 90's are required to have the locks on the transmissions as a safety thing. But, it isnt something that you have to have fixed for the vehicle to function daily. Think of it as your airbag not working anymore: You'll never really care until it matters. But hey, if mine did it, I certainly wouldnt pay to have it fixed.



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7/30/2002
04:19:43

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That's just how Dodge makes 'em. All cars and trucks are NOT REQUIRED to have that.

Is it a good idea to have it...sure...but I guess if it saves dodge a couple dollars a vehicle, they skip it. I've actually been in an accident with an older BMW in a parking lot because some moron left his kids unattended in it, and they jammed it into reverse.



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7/30/2002
07:31:14

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Never came from the factory setup like that - THANK GOD!

My 02 Caravan has the brake interlock, what a pain and if I wasn't so lazy it would be disconnected in a second.

Yeah I know safety with kids blah blah blah. Kids should NOT be in cars with the keys. PERIOD

Maybe we should have a safety interlock for parents so that they can't become parents before they are responsible.

Sorry for venting. Just tired of the political - "if we could save just one life" or "for the children". Maybe hold people accountable for their actions and teach responsibility and self control.

Jeff



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7/30/2002
10:09:14

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My 2000 does this as well.



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7/30/2002
11:24:27

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You auto guys and gals are really getting pretty hilarious.

Hey, if my truck won't start unless I push the clutch in, is this normal? But, I don't have to hold the brake.

And, if I get a new muffler, how much HP will that add?

If I get those tall 33in. tires, will that be cool?

And those clear corners, what's clear about them is that they s*&K!

And BTW, it's spelled BRAKE, Not Break, as in give me a break, or I'm gonna break your neck! It's more like, I put on the BRAKE!

It's the middle pedal, Oh, I forgot, for you auto people, it's the one on the left. YOu know, the drivers side.

Now we'll start the, oh, I wouldn't want a 5spd in traffic. Bite me, I drive in traffic all the time, in the 4 largest city in the USA, and it's really nice that I HAVE a 5spd!!!!!!!!



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7/30/2002
12:03:52

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someone has issues....



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7/30/2002
12:43:23

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Man, That guys has was to much time on his hands... Bet he wishes he had an automatic. I wish I was that cool!!!!



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7/30/2002
21:50:39

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I think Larry's suit is to tight.

Gibson headers, Gibson Cat-back, Edelbrock IAS shocks, K & N drop in, 180 stat, Jet stage II chip, ARE Lid

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7/30/2002
21:53:36

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I feel you pain larry, I to feel that way same old questions over and over.



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7/31/2002
10:39:50

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Some people around here are way to critical of others, grow the f*ck up, smarten the f*ck up, or get lost. The site is for people to ask questions and get opinions. Thats what most of us are here for. If you think a question sucks dont respond to it. If you know theres already a post on it simply say that, and maybe the name of the post. Dont knock people for wanting to know more about there trucks... The way I look at it if you have a question ask!
Ray Moody




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7/31/2002
17:07:45

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Only time this woudl become a safety issue is if the parent were stupid enough to leave their child unattended in the car with the keys in ignition. I'm sure 90% of the people on this list grew up riding in cars with no brake safety switch, and you are still around. How many people actually know someone who was hurt/killed because the car didn't have the safety switch to prevent it form being shifted without brake engaged?? Use some common falken sense sometimes and half this "safety" stuff coudl be done away with.





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