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Re: Sticking Hand brake

Simple terms.

Engine compression stops the engine from turning over easily so acts as a brake.
When left in low gear, like 1st, the drive train, from wheels to engine are locked together and effectively, one big brake.

On a hill, the vehicle may creep, on the flat, it takes a lot of effort to move it.

And yes, in higher gears, it gets easier to push.
Which is why you bump start a motor in 3rd or even 4th.
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