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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-17-2010, 12:38 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs down Traction and Brake Problems

So lately I've been having a couple of problems... brake pedal is often STIFF and once I give my foot some more power to press it, ABS kicks in and car stops hard.... Never did that before and it's kind of annoying now... second problem is, in second gear after like 2800-3000RPM I lose traction and tires just start spinning and the car starts sliding to the side, that's on a clean road (no rocks/snow/ice) with 1 month old winter tires with a lot of tread still... so any ideas?

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its probably the winter tires. and maybe bleed the brakes....
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isn't bleeding the brakes to get air out of lines and air in lines causes spongy pedal where in my case I have a stiff as **** pedal and abs kicks in after I give it a push...

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Brake booster causing problems, maybe?

As for the traction issue, is this at WOT? Seems kind of odd for a 2.2 to break traction at that speed. Through first and maybe a chirp on the 1-2, but not at 2.5k+ in 2nd...


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^ Yeah the 2.2 doesn't have the power to spin the tires other than a bunny hop from idle in first.. His car is going nuts

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I would check your booster/master cylinder. Sounds to me like you either have a leak, or a vacuum leak.

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I have a modded intake and my ABS. . . and Traction Control just went out today , and it was a sunny day and i was able to do a 6 second burnout there was smoke all over the area....the 2.2 is plenty strong... my T/C used to not allow me to spin em' tho....


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^ Yeah the 2.2 doesn't have the power to spin the tires other than a bunny hop from idle in first.. His car is going nuts

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