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Car pulls better when abs light is on?

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by Kevheslop, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Kevheslop
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    [Apr 10, 2012]
    How come by car genuinely feels better when my abs light is on? Im not kidding... Lol.. I first noticed it last week, then again last night my abs light was on and it feels like it pulls alot more...!?
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    [Apr 10, 2012]
    why is your ABS light off, have you turned your EPS off? Do you mean it pulls better from a standing start or from a rolling start?
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    if ur pressing the esp button (brings the triangle up on the clocks) this is turning the traction control off, and not limiting power when it detects wheel slip,
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    Sorry, its a 99, and it only comes on everynow and then?!?
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    does it flicker on and off on the dash or on continious?
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    Just comes on... It has come on once or twice after i go full throttle, without pressing the brake
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    Faulty Haldex controller? If it's broke, the ABS comes on, and you have no 4wd, which = car goes faster, as less transmission losses...
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    Hmmm good thinking, i may when its on next see if the fronts spin up.. Would that sort of show the haldex aint working?
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    Well yes because there'll be no drive to the rear. Surprised you haven't already felt the fronts slipping if this is the case though.
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