On Mon, 15 Mar 2010 22:37:14 -0400, "Ed Pawlowski"
Really? Are you absolutely sure that the computer didn't malfunction
and cause the ABS brake system to do all that alleged "pumping"?
That's sort of what the ABS system DOES. That's just one possibility
out of many that have not been investigated yet. Are you really ready
to just take the word of a Toyota employee for what happened? Toyota's
main goal is to get out from under this PR disaster.
On Mar 15, 2:35 pm, email@example.com (Doug Miller) wrote:
It's often possible to tell if brakes have been severly overheated.
The rotors show heat damage and the pads will show glazing. I'm
thinking this vehicle was towed from the spot and these brakes went
under a microscope. I think this guy is a fraud. I heard on the news
today that he has a lawyer already.
I've had a 2001 Toyota 4runner try to swerve me into the opposing traffic lane
when the "anti-skid" brakes decided I was in a skid and suddenly applied the
brakes on the left side during a wide right turn. I managed to keep on my side
of the road, but I was sure unhappy with the brake action. It was a total
Turned out that one tire had low pressure in it. Apparently the brake system
computer didn't know how to respond to a low tire on a turn. The fact is, trying
to quantify all the parameters into a program is not necessarily going to handle
all conditions safely. I feel much safer driving a car without anti-skid brakes
since this incident.
Anybody seen a Hydro-Boost unit with problems?? That's the one that was
used on cutaway vans, some 80's Lincolns, and I'm sure many others. It ran
off the power-steering pump, and had no vacuum can. I can't remember the
situation exactly, maybe bad check valve, but it was possible for the power
steering pump to push back on the pedal when applied, thereby releasing the
brakes. It's been too many years for me to remember for sure what could
cause it. Shutting the engine down would always allow them to work like any
non-power brake vehicle.
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