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Brit Plumber



Member Since: 05 Jan 2018
Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White
Focus rolled away

You know when someone says something you dismiss as being Censored ? Well my lad is the best at it and has lots of practice too but when he looks out of the Kitchen window and says ‘someone’s stealing our car’, that’s not the normal Censored he spouts and I think I should check it out. I ran to the back door to find it locked, took an eternity to unlock it and got out to see the car backing off the drive. As I ran to the car it stopped on the neighbours drive over the road but........there was no one in it. To top it off the doors were locked and I could see the handbrake was on. The wife brought me the keys and I unlocked the car. I managed to get two extra clicks on the handbrake ratchet and after some experimenting I found there are 7 clicks from off to on. I put 5 clicks on it and then tried to move the car with the engine. It could just about move, 6 clicks locked it and with 4 I could move it with my foot out of the door. I can only think the heat has caused it to hold initially and then as components have cooled and contracted it’s released (like the Citroen’s a while back). I’ve told my wife to leave it in gear now and she’s emailed Ford with her concerns. Thank goodness no one was walking on the pavement and no cars were damaged. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
09 Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X Sport (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

02 Ford Focus TDCI (Brilliant car sadly scrapped)
99 BMW M3GTII (Amazing car, written off By a Fiat)

Post #561459 Mon Jul 16 2018 4:52pm
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HughN



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Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

And I thought Lincolnshire was flat! Laughing "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #561463 Mon Jul 16 2018 5:46pm
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Disco_Mikey
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Used to panic about the same with my Fabia VRS

Pull handbrake on fully. Foot on brake pedal, always gave an extra 2 clicks Thumbs Up MMP Land Rover - Land Rover + Range Rover Specialist
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Post #561474 Mon Jul 16 2018 8:56pm
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Brit Plumber



Member Since: 05 Jan 2018
Location: Sleaford, Lincolnshire
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England 2012 Range Rover Sport Supercharged Autobiography Fuji White

It’s booked in for a check up on Saturday. It’s only done 4000 miles so I doubt they will find anything wrong. 2012MY RRS 5.0 Supercharged Autobiography (Current)
67 plate Focus ST Line (Current)
09 Mondeo 2.2 Titanium X Sport (Current)
1942 VEP Ford GPW Jeep (Willys) (Current)

02 Ford Focus TDCI (Brilliant car sadly scrapped)
99 BMW M3GTII (Amazing car, written off By a Fiat)

Post #561574 Wed Jul 18 2018 9:50pm
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sally



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Maybe a few of the teeth on the ratchet part of the handbrake lever are worn. When you pull it up 5-7 clicks, give it a wiggle, Often it will jump down a tooth and thats enough for it to roll away.

Glad no one was hurt. 2012 Evoque
2014 Sport Autobiography
2015 SVR for the fun stuff
2016 Evoque SI4 Dynamic Lux for the daily drive
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Post #561619 Thu Jul 19 2018 2:01pm
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Tim in Scotland



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Put a couple of big stones or bricks behind the wheels as a back up, I do that to all my cars when I go to sea, just in case. On one occasion it also delayed a would be thief long enough for plod to catch him red-handed trying to figure out why the car wouldn’t move backwards! 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

Post #561621 Thu Jul 19 2018 2:32pm
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HughN



Member Since: 10 Sep 2017
Location: West Sussex
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United Kingdom 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

This is why older Saabs wouldn't let they keys be removed from the ignition unless the gearbox was in reverse. Wink

(parked next to a kerb, there's the old 'angle the wheels' thing). "I am never content until I have constructed a model of the subject I am studying. If I succeed in making one, I understand; otherwise I do not" - Lord Kelvin

'06 RRS 2.7 TDV6 HSE
'14 D4 3.0 TDV6 HSE
Disco II Td5 - gone (went to Africa)
Disco I V8 - gone (no engine, brakes or power-steering but towed away by a Suzuki Jimny on a 6ft rope)
Disco I V8 - gone
[Plus two Freelanders I'd rather forget but my wife liked]

Post #561622 Thu Jul 19 2018 2:37pm
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