[V8] Brake pedal kick

DasWolfen at aol.com DasWolfen at aol.com
Mon Jun 28 13:52:42 EDT 2004

In a message dated 6/28/04 12:29:25 PM Eastern Daylight Time, 
David.Coleman at blackrock.com writes:

> Lie on your back and shine a flashlight up behind the brake pedal -- there 
> is a white plastic assembly that has the return spring up there... perhaps 
> it's broken or somehow out of wack.

Dave...you're thinking of the clutch overcenter spring. 

 Brake pedal kick is ABS activation resulting from a wheel speed sensor not 
seated deep enough. As the car slows to a stop the ABS loses signal on the 
mis-adjusted sensor causing it to think that wheel is locked. At very slow speeds 
the tranny ECU will interpret the loss of signal as three wheels slipping and 
lock the center diff (automatic only) causing a binding of the driveline on 
dry surfaces. The binding can be felt as a tire dragging or scuffing.

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