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ricker2332

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Message Posted: Aug 20, 2011 3:29:24 AM

Always because it keeps the linkages and hardware from "seizing" from lack of use.
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Gas_Master_G
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 2:06:43 PM

when I park on an incline
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ricebike
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:36:06 PM

"No. I just put the transmission, in "Park".

that's a good way to wear out your engine/ transmission mounts

as well as the parking pin/pawl in the transmission
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mhradecky
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:20:15 PM

yes.
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gvan
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 10:08:27 AM

Rarely because I rarely park on an incline. About the only time I use it is when the engine is running and I get out of the vehicle.
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randy3116
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:46:04 AM

yes, when i park the car on an incline
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GLM4205
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:40:19 AM

No
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cujo1977
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:28:20 AM

n
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MertieMan
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 5:09:15 AM

Very rarely!
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Norm1947
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:32:35 AM

no
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noblegiant
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:15:48 AM

No
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dieselpower2014
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Message Posted: Apr 17, 2014 12:11:05 AM

only if im parking on a grade.
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Moe86
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 11:53:12 PM

No.
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Message Posted: Apr 16, 2014 10:58:16 PM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 13, 2014 11:59:59 AM

No
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2004VHO
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:29:23 PM

Only used here during oil changes...
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Apr 9, 2014 4:01:44 PM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:42:21 AM

no
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 9:26:36 AM

Yes
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contiki
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:30:05 AM

I never think to use it.......

I have use it on hills when parked........
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CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:22:20 AM

No
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 7:10:30 AM

No
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twt
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:53:15 AM

No. I just put the transmission, in "Park".
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yodudebc
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Message Posted: Apr 4, 2014 3:30:12 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2014 8:03:29 PM

No
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nru
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 8:01:27 AM

nope
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CactusRoper
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:49:37 AM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2014 7:45:59 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 23, 2014 7:12:09 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 10:34:32 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 10:04:41 AM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 9:58:52 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 9:48:00 AM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 9:47:23 AM

N
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 9:19:47 AM

Not very often. When the car is parked for a few days and the brakes are on, sometimes it gets stuck.
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toms1120
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Message Posted: Mar 19, 2014 7:42:07 AM

Yes
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 5:01:05 AM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2014 4:57:34 AM

No
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DrThos
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:58:45 PM

Always
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:45:05 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 7:42:23 PM

Every day
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Message Posted: Mar 11, 2014 5:09:17 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 4:38:45 PM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 4:35:28 PM

almost always unless I forget
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 4:09:08 PM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 9, 2014 1:17:27 PM

No
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2014 1:18:28 AM

no
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 8:08:03 PM

always
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Message Posted: Mar 3, 2014 8:03:09 PM

No
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 2:48:19 PM

yes
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Message Posted: Feb 28, 2014 2:41:10 PM

NOPE
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