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There is a loud clack (1) when I shift from Park to Reverse or Drive. But it is a little more difficult than usual to engage the shift. Haven't been able to attribute it to anything in particular, dealer says, "IT'S NORMAL"...Crap:futwice:
 

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the clunk is normal, but the shifting shouldn't be an issue. do you park on a hill. Every Automatic I have ever owned has done this. It's a bit of slop in the drivetrain. When you put it in park the truck (esp. on an incline) will still move a slight bit. this puts stress on the drivetrain, so when you go to shift into R or D you get a clunk from the tension being released
 

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This is why you should engage the parking brake while still in drive, release foot brake to allow the truck to rest on parking brake, then shift to park. I do this every time I park and I never have an issue shifting, whether being on a hill or not.
 

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Sammy Sandbag said:
This is why you should engage the parking brake while still in drive, release foot brake to allow the truck to rest on parking brake, then shift to park. I do this every time I park and I never have an issue shifting, whether being on a hill or not.
Thats real good advise, I do this all the time because I just hate the fact that my truck's weight is bearing down on the tranny and not on the brakes.
 

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Sammy Sandbag said:
This is why you should engage the parking brake while still in drive, release foot brake to allow the truck to rest on parking brake, then shift to park. I do this every time I park and I never have an issue shifting, whether being on a hill or not.
Sammy, good to know. Also I went ahead and got that grille you recommended. I'll have to remember..
1) Stop
2)set brake
3) put'er in park!
 

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dj_empyre said:
Sammy, good to know. Also I went ahead and got that grille you recommended. I'll have to remember..
1) Stop
2)set brake
3) put'er in park!
No it's Stop, Apply Parkign Brake, Put in Neutral, Let it roll back (or forward) then put it in park :)
 

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Justintoxicated said:
No it's Stop, Apply Parkign Brake, Put in Neutral, Let it roll back (or forward) then put it in park :)
Works just fine while still in drive. You just don't want to put it in park before you let the vehicle rest on the parking brake.
 

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Sammy Sandbag said:
Works just fine while still in drive. You just don't want to put it in park before you let the vehicle rest on the parking brake.
I park on a really steep hill and it sometimes will still Pop a bit unless I shifted into N first and let it roll back a bit untill the parking break grabs. ALthough not nearly as bad as if I did not use the parking brake first.
 

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Just don't forget to take off the Ebrake because you're not used to setting it :p i did it a few times when i first started doing this
 

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I use my e brake every time. Put the brake on, shift to neutral, allow it to roll and stop, or in park. Profit.

Boy does the Autoguide app for Android suck. Give
titantalk.com back to tapatalk.
 

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I've heard bad things about the e brake on the Titan, so I avoid using mine as much as possible.
More likely to "go bad" if you don't use it regularly. Things are more likely to start to rust/freeze without use. I'm not sure what you're trying to avoid?
 

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I have heard from other members on this forum that the parking brake shoes can fall off inside the wheel and really make a mess of things, including rupturing the axle seals. Also mentioned was the bracket that holds the shoes is aluminum and is prone to snapping off, which can cause a lot of damage as well.
 
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