Tag: ABS

22 Posts

Should This Owner Say to Heck with This Tahoe?
Sep 05, 2017

Should This Owner Say "To Heck with This Tahoe"?

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The alarming noises this Tahoe makes while driving in snow may have a simple explanation.

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does brake fluid need to be flushed
Nov 01, 2012

Is Steve Paranoid or Is His Mechanic Shy a Boat Payment?

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Steve is sure he smells a rat after his mechanic recommended that he flush out his brake lines and replace the brake fluid. Can Tom and Ray talk him down from his ledge of paranoia?

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How important is ABS
Feb 01, 2011

How important are anti-lock brakes?

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My 17-year-old niece is interested in a 2007 Toyota Matrix, but it does not have anti-lock brakes (ABS). She may be heading to college in a place where it snows. Is it critical to have ABS brakes? Should this be a...

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Prius braking ABS system
May 01, 2010

Is the interrupted braking sensation on Betsy's Prius really "normal"?

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Every time I am braking and go over a bump in our 2008 Prius (a frequent occurrence in hilly San Francisco), the anti-lock braking system kicks in. The problem is that when it does so, it feels like the brakes disengage...

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which is the better feature in the snow front-wheel drive or anti-lock brakes
Nov 01, 2003

Is a front-wheel drive car with anti-lock brakes safer than an all-wheel drive car without ABS?

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My girlfriend who lives in Maine insists that her all-wheel-drive Subaru is safer in the snow than my Buick LeSabre with front-wheel drive I maintain that my Buick has anti-lock brakes which makes it safer than her car Who is...

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should you pump brakes or apply gentle constant pressure on a snowy road stop
Feb 01, 2003

Should you pump the brakes in snow, or apply steady pressure?

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Last weekend my fiancee and I were driving to the school where she teaches in central Indiana The back roads were still covered in mostly packed snow with some ice underneath As my fiancee approached a stop sign or turn...

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why would a car swerve on a dry road
Jan 01, 2003

Did my non-ABS brakes cause an accident?

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I know you are both big fans of the Toyota Camry so I'm hoping you can help I have a Toyota Camry LE with miles on it Last week I had the front brakes replaced at a Toyota dealership I...

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Aug 01, 2002

The ABS on my '98 Chevy pickup is engaging at the wrong time. Have you heard abut this problem?

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My Chevrolet pickup seems to have a defect as far as the anti-lock brakes go The system activates on dry pavement at a slow gradual stop percent of the time I know of four other people in the same town...

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Apr 01, 2002

Does buying a car with anti-lock brakes mean I won't be able to do my own brake repair?

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I have been a do-it-yourselfer for many years now None of the cars I presently own has anti-lock brakes But I will have to buy a new car soon and most of the cars I am considering come with ABS...

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Apr 01, 2001

My brakes are locking and I fishtail whenever it's wet outside.

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I love my Ford F XL Short Bed Regular Cab pickup My heart swells every time I look at it but there is one problem that concerns me greatly Every time the truck gets wet -- even slightly -- and...

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