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tires spin when on ice

i have a question that i cant figure out. when i am in park my wheels keep on spinning on ice, what could be the problem and also what can i do to fix this
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i have a question that i cant figure out. when i am in park my wheels keep on spinning on ice, what could be the problem and also what can i do to fix this
Are you saying that the car continues moving when its in park (like a broken parking pawl) or that the car moves because you are sliding on ice?

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this happen to me when i use to drive my car in the winter.

I believe he is talking about when you get stuck on ice or in snow the rear tire will sit there and spin even when your not giving it gas. This happen to me a lot when trying to back up out of my alley. My rear tires would start to spin out so id let off the gas to regain traction but i couldn't because the wheel was still able to spin under the little power given given to the wheels during idle...although i wasn't in park. i would of been in drive or reverse when this happened. If your in park while this is happening then it seems to me you have some bigger problems.

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If it's an open diff and one end is on a slick surface and the other has traction the spiders will let the traction wheel move while the other spins on ice. This scenario can happen regardless of weather or not park is engaged.

Yes, don't park on ice and set your park brake.

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