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Is this normal? When parked on a slight inclide (front of Ody point up hill), put it in drive, release the brake and it will roll back. Most cars that I have had in the past, just sit there, maybe will roll slightly, but this seems like there is NOTHING attempting to stop it from rolling. Not sure if this is normal with a Honda, my last one was a CR-V with a stick. Thanks for the replies! :)

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by bmar:
Is this normal? When parked on a slight inclide (front of Ody point up hill), put it in drive, release the brake and it will roll back. :)

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Hi Bmar,

Virtually all automatic transmissions will creap the vehicle forward on level ground at idle and in "Drive". This is normal due to the hydrolic coupling of the torque converter. If your incline is just right, the force of gravity will counter this tendency and the car will hold position. Steepen the incline further and gravity will win the tug-of-war and the car will slide backward. It's not a big deal and perfectly normal.

Having said that, one thing that's important "not" to do in this case is try to hold the car in place with throttle. Using engine power to hold the car in position on an incline will generate a "lot" of heat in the transmission from the torque converter in a very short time. If the car is trying to roll backwards on the incline, the brakes are the only appropriate method for holding position.



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The fact that the ody has a curb weight of 4850lbs, it's no surprise that it'd roll back on an incline steep enough. Just use your brake to hold it like the previous post says.

Don't worry about it, it's normal.
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Killroy, you must have the "Heavy Duty" Odyssey, since the curb weight of the rest of them is 4250#, give or take a few grains of rice.

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Jerry O:
Killroy, you must have the "Heavy Duty" Odyssey, since the curb weight of the rest of them is 4250#, give or take a few grains of rice.

Jerry O.

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For 2002 it is closer to 4400 pounds. Add a family, a tank of gas and your NOS tank....and well 4850 doesn't seem that far off.


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