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Re: Brake problems.
On Thu, 8 Sep 1994, Robert (Bob) Myers wrote:
> OK so I have a diagnosis. My brake idiot light is flashing when I stab at
> my brakes just before a fast corner due to a bad accumulator. Now the
> question is (questions are?) where is it? What's it look like? What's
> involved in replacing it? Are there any major "gotcha's" that I should be
> aware of? Just what the heck is an accumulator anyway?
Sorry, I've not be watch this discussion real close so I don't know the
car. On my TQC the Pressue Accumulator is on the right side of the
engine near the mount. It is a round ball, about 3 in. in dia. and sits
a-top a block with several hoses attached. According to my "Introductory
Service Training Information" Manual, the accumultor ". . . stores the
(hydraulic oil, AKA ATF) under pressure for operating the hydralic power
brake unit." As I understand, it real function is to act as a temp.
storage unit for the ATF (at a high pressure) to ensure you have brakes,
even when the engineis at idle. From the accumulator the ATF goes to the
BTW, I replace a defective accumulator on my TQC with one from a BMW 535
(I think) 'cause it was much cheaper than buying one from my local (or
shoud I say loco) Audi dealer. If you like I can forward the part number
to you (provided I can find it.)
(Yeah, I know, it's
> the gadget that keeps yer idiot lite from flashin'. :-) )
> Your input will be highly valued. TIA.
> Bob __________________________________________________ ^_____^
> | Robert L. (Bob) Myers <RMyers@WVNVMS.WVNET.EDU> | / \
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