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Just wondering: Has anyone taken their foot off the brake pedal while on a steep hill in D (automatic tranny I'm referring to) and the car drift backwards? Not as much as it would say in N, but definitely drift backwards.

Is my idle too low?

Something I should adjust?

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the car's torque is wimpy = little or no movement at idle up hills. Nothing to be worried about, its completely normal and shouldnt be adjusted...unless of course your idle is at like 400 rpm then yeah, but for now nothing to worry about. Most cars will do that esp. on steep hils.
 

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Normal operation for automatic transmissions. How steep the hill has to be to cause this is dependent upon the engine torque/power and the transmission, but they all will do it.

You should use the brake to hold the car on a hill, not the transmission. Some people who do not know any better will hold the car from rolling back on a steep hill by simply pressing down on the throttle until the car no longer rolls back. This a hard on the transmission and should not be done.
 
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