1990tqa 200

Dennis Unsworth unzie at ixi.net
Sun Mar 18 15:01:51 EDT 2007

Earlier models didn¹t have the speed sensor on the locking differential and
I believe there was some trouble as you described ­ cockpit error, with ugly

Rather than bypass, consider just accepting the wisdom Audi presents. If
you¹re stuck enough that you have to lock the differential you¹ll never get
out spinning the tires. Walk it out slowly. Spinning heats the tires,
creating ice and making the situation worse. It takes patience, but
³walking² out (gentle application of power and a little rocking) often will
free the vehicle. Shovel a little snow out of the way and spread a little
sand or cat litter. I¹ve driven out of seemingly impossible situations with
the TQ. Stomping the gas to power out will not work, no matter how fast you
spin, IMHO. 

Helena Montana

Vittorio wrote recently:
> Apparently Audi thought it would be a good idea to put a speed sensor on
> the locking diff, I assume in order to preserve the mechanics in case of
> cockpit error?

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