1999 Kia Sportage Started with a parking brake issue

Tiny
NNK
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  • 1999 KIA SPORTAGE
  • 4 CYL
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 87,000 MILES
Today I parked briefly (5 minutes) on an incline and forgot to put on my parking brake. When I reversed out, my engine started sputtering and the "check engine" light came on. When I'd slow to a stop, the engine would drop out of gear and I'd have to restart the car.

Did forgetting to put on the parking brake bring this on? I haven't had any previous problems with the car. It felt like the engine just wouldn't catch after the parking brake issue.
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Friday, October 29th, 2010 AT 2:55 PM

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Tiny
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Hi nnk,

Problem should not be caused by or due to not applying the parking brakes.

Get a free scan done at Autozone and let me know the EXACT trouble code so I can understand what went wrong and provide you with the necessary information.
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Sunday, October 31st, 2010 AT 12:50 PM

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