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It depends on the rear suspension of the vehicle as to whether it will "dip" or not under the circumstances you're talking about. The type of rear suspension I'd suspect you are describing is a cantilever design, where there is a forward pivot point at the body, then the two hub ends project towards the back of the car. This forms a large "U&...


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The handbrake will accept outside forces up to a certain limit. If your vehicle was parked on a level or near-level surface and did not begin to move from gravity, the handbrake was providing the necessary force to prevent damage to the transmission. As it is an automatic transmission, there is also a fluid coupler known as the torque converter providing a ...


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