How to inch/creep forward or backwards slowly

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Does anyone know how to inch or creep forward or backwards smoothly with the 3.5L Powerboost?
In a non-powerboost vehicle I usually inch forward by letting off the gas and letting the vehicle inch or creep forward but with Powerboost I have to tap the gas to move forward and it wants to jump forward because when I let off the break the truck does not move. I was inching forward in the garage earlier and felt like I was about to hit the wall lol. Only way I felt in control was to hold my left foot on the break as I tapped the gas. If anyone knows a setting or how to do this I would appreciate it. Just FYI, the Powerboost is awesome and I would recommend!





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Does anyone know how to inch or creep forward or backwards smoothly with the 3.5L Powerboost?
In a non-powerboost vehicle I usually inch forward by letting off the gas and letting the vehicle inch or creep forward but with Powerboost I have to tap the gas to move forward and it wants to jump forward because when I let off the break the truck does not move. I was inching forward in the garage earlier and felt like I was about to hit the wall lol. Only way I felt in control was to hold my left foot on the break as I tapped the gas. If anyone knows a setting or how to do this I would appreciate it. Just FYI, the Powerboost is awesome and I would recommend!
That's a great question! I would never have thought of that, but I will need to know in order to make fine adjustments when using my parking laser guide in my garage.

My first thought is a workaround: Temporarily put it in Sport or Tow/Haul mode so that it never runs in electric mode? Then let foot off brake slowly as usual
 

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That's a great question! I would never have thought of that, but I will need to know in order to make fine adjustments when using my parking laser guide in my garage.

My first thought is a workaround: Temporarily put it in Sport or Tow/Haul mode so that it never runs in electric mode? Then let foot off brake slowly as usual
There may be something in the settings about turning on or off Auto Hold. I have a Lincoln Corsair and if Auto Hold is on, it won’t move at all unless you push the accelerator. I’m hoping the Powerboost has this also because I also have to slowly inch forward when parking in the garage. It would really ruin your day if you ran through the wall with your brand new truck. :cry:
 

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I put the auto break on hold mode. When needing to creep fwd just lightly I mean very lightly tap accelerator pedal. Powerboost will creep its just slightly different.

Our Tesla is very similar it's take time to get use to it. Practice in driveway or parking lot before putting in tight spaces if you can.
 

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There may be something in the settings about turning on or off Auto Hold. I have a Lincoln Corsair and if Auto Hold is on, it won’t move at all unless you push the accelerator. I’m hoping the Powerboost has this also because I also have to slowly inch forward when parking in the garage. It would really ruin your day if you ran through the wall with your brand new truck. :cry:
Correct... Go into settings and turn off AUTOHOLD.
 

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That seems to be a feature of the auto hold braking. Looks like you can turn it off based off what others have said.
 
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Yep it was the Autohold. Turned it off and now it will creep forward. Thanks!
 

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Good info to know for PB owners... Another use-case is when backing up to connect a trailer and you just need to slowly inch towards the hitch.
 

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Hooking up trailers on hills, where ground is uneven, or muddy, or say garage thresholds must be crossed... in fact anywhere that "precision placement" is required and movement upon just the brake release is erratic .....

Simply put right foot on gas and goto a faster idle. Left foot works the brake and manages vehicle speed and movement. Obviously not to be done for extended periods or distances... few inches for a few seconds.

My dad taught me that when I was 12 and having to hook up and back farm trailers. Had to learn how to do this with a manual as well. Left on clutch. Heel and toe on the gas and brake.

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Good info to know for PB owners... Another use-case is when backing up to connect a trailer and you just need to slowly inch towards the hitch.
Autohold is on both PB & Non-PB trucks. Definitely turning it off When I get my truck. It will drive my wife crazy.
 

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