Thread: ABS "Feel"
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Old 07-26-2001, 08:14 AM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Gainesville FL
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I take everyone I can to my ABS demo pad. (we own a two acre grass field South of our paved parking lot). I drive the car into the grass and at about 5mph I try to lock up the brakes. You will feel the "feel". I suggest everyone who hasn't experienced the feel to find a safe place and do so.

You will never feel this activity in any form of normal braking EXCEPT the few weird, slow turning, over a bump, events. It is possible to fool to system if brakes are applied in some situations where one wheel is accelerating abnormally as it takes a different path. Such as slowly one wheel over a speed pump.

As the wheel sensor signal deteriorates the "feel" can happen quite frequently in very low speed turns and is a common complaint. Knowing what it feels like is good experience for determining what is happening in random events.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
Bosch Master, ASE Master, L1
33 years MB technician
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