I own a manual 1991 Mercury Capri. When I am stopped on a hill (at a ight, for instance) and have the clutch fully depressed, my car does not roll when I release the brake. Is this a safety feature?

Asked by Jul 20, 2017 at 07:44 PM about the 1991 Mercury Capri Convertible FWD

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I own a manual 1991 Mercury Capri. When I am stopped on a hill (at a ight, for instance) and have the clutch fully depressed, my car does not roll when I release the brake. Is this a safety feature, or do I need to have it looked at by a mechanic?

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I would not suggest that you try experimenting with this on the street. My suggestion would be to try this at home if you have a reasonable incline available. It appears, to me, that the brakes might be holding somewhat which could cause pre-mature brake failure.

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