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Author:  MikeMartin [ Sun Apr 18, 2010 4:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Park

I am continuing a restoration on a '61 Desoto. I took the transmission out the other day and discovered the emergency brake on the back of the trans. I had never seen one of these before (mainly I have been working on some old GM muscle cars). Did Desoto (Chrysler) want a owner of one of these cars to push the emergency brake down everytime that the car was parked? There is no 'Park' on the push button selectors. Thanks.

Author:  EdwardPetrus [ Sun Apr 18, 2010 6:37 pm ]
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Of course you need to put the car in N and use the emergency brake. The advantage, if only small, is that if the car is whacked, pushed, etc. while in N and brake on is that there will be no transmission damage, unlike moving a car in PARK.

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