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I just bought my '04 Camry LE auto. It is kind of awkward to move from Park to Reverse. I have to kind of force it to move from Park to Reverse. Is it normal? My Honda Accord can move smoothly from Park to Reverse without any problem, it just slides from Park to Reverse.
 

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I am guessing this car is manual? I think it's probably just a little stiff. Drive it more it'll wear down and be easier.
 

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Does this happen when you are parked on an angle? If so, try it on a flat even surface. It should be fine.

If its fine on a flat surface thats because your not using yoru parking brake. It specifically says in the Toyota manual that if you are parked on an angle, you should leave your foot on the brake. Then engage the Emergency brake. THEN shift into whatever Gear you want.
And to switch out, you do the opposite.
 
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^ exactly, also by doing this it puts less strain on the tranny. I always see people throw it in park and get out of their car, then you see the car roll back and forth a couple of times. They don't know but their screwing up their trans.
 

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trdcamry2003 said:
^ exactly, also by doing this it puts less strain on the tranny. I always see people throw it in park and get out of their car, then you see the car roll back and forth a couple of times. They don't know but their screwing up their trans.
Didn't know that....OOUCH! what causes more strain, parking facing up or facing down (at an incline)???
 

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Arg... you damn automatic people... hehe.. jk.

I finally got my gf doing this right...

When you are parking (especially on an incline) shift into 'N'... pull your parking brake up... and then put in in 'P'. When you are going to drive again.... Take it out of 'P'... and then take the brake off.
 

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I always hate it when people reverse and slam it into drive. It hurts my feelings, lol. But that's got to be bad on the tranny as well.
 
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ishcoleobo said:
Arg... you damn automatic people... hehe.. jk.

I finally got my gf doing this right...

When you are parking (especially on an incline) shift into 'N'... pull your parking brake up... and then put in in 'P'. When you are going to drive again.... Take it out of 'P'... and then take the brake off.

Also what I do is put it in nuetral, pull the handbrake then let off the foot brake to let the handbrake engage, then put it into park. But only on an incline.
 

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^Yup, thats what i do too. I hate to see people get out of the car and then see it rock forwards and back:hammer: my mother does that with her minivan. Even though its a honda it still hurts to see.:disappoin
 

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If you are not holding the car in place with the e brake, you are also risking tranny park failure and the car will go for a trip-you being liable for the damages. The auto tranny park is subject to failure!!
 
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