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ABS in reverse (was 10/10ths)
In message <34FA0E90.7E49@ix.netcom.com> Wolff writes:
> The reason I asked the question in the first place, was that mine
> definately did not work once. I was backing down hill on ice very slowly
> and hit the brakes. All four wheels locked up and slid.
Yes, it _can_ do this if you're going backwards. All pre-accelerometer ABS
systems can also do it going forwards. Ford Granadas (Merkur?) do it in both
A colleague once complained that his Granada locked up on him. All Granadas
have ABS. I took mine onto a patch of ice and tried. About one in ten
attempts resulted in a lockup with the car still moving. It doesn't happen in
post-1988 Audis because there's an accelerometer under the back seat - but as
the arrow on the accelerometer's casing verifies, it's directionally sensitive.
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