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Old 04-25-2010, 05:31 PM
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no Maddog... it comes on the newer Rams that have the EVIC (those that don't may also have it, don't know for sure).

It does come on the manual tranny Chally, though we've got our turned off, as we figure we both know how to drive a stick, so it's one of those "Big Brotherish" types of things

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that sure would have been handy when i actually still worked for a living, driving a loaded dump truck & pulling a tilt trailer with a piece of heavy equipment on it. Always had some stupid driver in a pickup or car stopping behind me on a hill, leaving me no roll back room.
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I think I'll turn it off (not too hilly here in south eastern Ontario) and will turn it on when pulling a load.
I downloaded the owner's manual online, this will help a lot more than the silly little book and dvd that came with the truck.
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I think I'll turn it off (not too hilly here in south eastern Ontario) and will turn it on when pulling a load.
I downloaded the owner's manual online, this will help a lot more than the silly little book and dvd that came with the truck.
I did'nt think that was something you can turn off permanently, it simply kicks in and holds the truck from slipping back if your on a hill steep enough to overcome the torque converter. Could also be useful when pulling a boat out on those launch ramps. If you find out anything please advise.
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Opps, please disregard my last post. You can enable/disable the Hill Start Assist via the EVIC, page 237 of the manual.
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What is the hill start assist set up for in the MDS?
I have it checked on but have no idea what it's for
It's a situation that every driver is familiar with. You're driving your car up a hill and at the top of the incline is an intersection with a traffic light. The light is red and there are already two or three cars stopped in front of you. You ease down on the brake pedal and come to a stop behind them. Soon, another car pulls up just a few feet behind you.
As the light turns green, you release the brake. If you're driving a manual transmission, you step on the clutch with your left foot and move your right foot to the accelerator pedal. At this point there's nothing stopping your car from rolling backward except the braking force of the engine, and if you're using a clutch even that force is gone. Gravity starts pulling you back down the hill, straight toward the bumper of the car behind you.
What do you do? Do you panic and hit the brake? Do you let your car drift into the next car in line?
Well, probably not. If you've been driving for any length of time, your reflexes take over. You simply step on the accelerator and gradually bring the engine up to speed. If you're driving a manual transmission, you press the accelerator as you simultaneously let up on the clutch. The car moves forward. Disaster averted!
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