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scariest thing ever happened to me :( pics in replies

Posted by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:04 PM
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I had to get a truck for my second job. I've been doing some work to it and today was its mayden voyage. So I went over to my parents who live on top of a hill to pick up my sister and take her and DS to school.

Now I've driven sticks all my life. When I start them I've always put it into 1st or neutral taken off the e brake whole holding the foot break with my foot and then started the engine.

I found out this morning if done in this order without the engine on the wheel locks up and the breaks don't work.

So kids in the car I do this and we go zooming out of control down a hill with no way to stop. Well we where stopped by my parents neighbors property. The kids where laughing the whole time. Thank God no one was hurt :( I am so scared to drive it again!
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.betty.white.
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM

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megan71108
by Gold Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:05 PM
Bump for pics
Glad your ok!!!
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angelbabies11
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM
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Oh wow! I would have a heart attack! Glad y'all are ok!
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mamadrama15
by Vmama on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Oh my goodness glad y'all are okay! 

.betty.white.
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Truck

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.betty.white.
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM
Now the shock has worn off I keep thinking the what ifs.... like what if my wheels had been straight I would have gone right into a busy street with them in the car
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Wow I am so glad nobody was hurt. This same thing happened to my husband and me.

.betty.white.
by Platinum Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:10 PM
I've never driven a stick that did that! Had no idea it was even a possibility

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Wow I am so glad nobody was hurt. This same thing happened to my husband and me.

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PinkButterfly66
by Ruby Member on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:11 PM
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You start the engine in park ALWAYS.  

mich.el.le
by on Mar. 26, 2013 at 2:12 PM

Crazy. I didn't know manuals would do that. Was it that the power steering and brakes didn't work or was there NOTHING?

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