200tq ABS problem?

Larry C Leung l.leung at juno.com
Sun Dec 9 13:20:09 EST 2001

ABS wasn't designed to handle that situation. Done the same with my 200Q.
If it's glare ice, I found that the ABS won't allow the car to stop, I
guess one wheel is always trying to lock, then another and so forth.
Manually modulated brakes and judicious use of speed seem to work best
here. Note directional control does drop when the ABS is off. I think
that the early generaltion ABS on these vintages of (all) cars (and our's
is 3 channel, not four) isn't up to today's standards.


On Sun, 09 Dec 2001 06:57:52 -0500 Brendan <coolian at mediaone.net> writes:
>5 mph down a snow-covered hill. ABS on. Hit brakes.
>crackle-crackle-crunch-crunch, car still sliding.
>I bump it up against the curb to get it to stop, disengage ABS.
>brake under speed. No more crunchies.
>I'm assuming something in the chain ain't workin' or ABS wasn't
>designed to
>handle that situation.

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