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Just heard a valve will stick and lock in position if you don't lock up your brakes once every month. The guy said just drive to a gravel or dirt road and lock them up once. Any one ever hear this before? The guy that said is a professional car man.
 

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Haven't heard that one. BUT I maintain police cars and every service on the road test I lock-em-up @50 55 on pavement to verify ABS and brake performance. vehicle should stop without swerving to one side,things get verry noisy and you feel the rapid pulsation of the system in the pedal. If there are any problems it will turn on the brake,abs,or both lites and set a code you can retriev with a scanner
 

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I'd have to say BS on this one. The only thing I've ever heard like that is to pull your E-brake once in a while (when stopped), to prevent it from locking up. My last 4 cars have had ABS and I've never had a problem.
 

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I lock mine up once a week while coming home from work. I just have an idiot cut me off on the highway and voila instant ABS check. Got to love Virginia Beach traffic. :gr_patrio
 

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sounds kinda bogus to me as well. I have never heard that ..... if you had drum brakes they say to backup and pump them hard to get the automatic adjusters going but never heard of lock them up for the ABS
 

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fmdog44 said:
Just heard a valve will stick and lock in position if you don't lock up your brakes once every month. The guy said just drive to a gravel or dirt road and lock them up once. Any one ever hear this before? The guy that said is a professional car man.
Must this be done while standing on your head, drinking a cup of tea, all while wearing a pair of high heels? I call BS too.
 

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I cant remember the exact speed, but when ABS was introduced it was speed sensitive, meaning it didnt work at lower speeds.
 

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I cant remember the exact speed, but when ABS was introduced it was speed sensitive, meaning it didnt work at lower speeds.
Well Ive slammed on my brakes on about 30 mph and didnt lock up or anything just took a while to slow down and the brake pedal was vibratng...
 

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ultimate ram said:
I cant remember the exact speed, but when ABS was introduced it was speed sensitive, meaning it didnt work at lower speeds.
it is actually still that way ..... you can still lock your brakes up when going slow.

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Well Ive slammed on my brakes on about 30 mph and didnt lock up or anything just took a while to slow down and the brake pedal was vibratng...
that meant your ABS was working if the pedal vibrated and didnt lock up the wheels.
 

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ultimate ram said:
I cant remember the exact speed, but when ABS was introduced it was speed sensitive, meaning it didnt work at lower speeds.
On our trucks, I don't think the ABS works under 5-10 mph, which sucks on my steep, curving driveway in the winter. Have to do the manual pumping every day to make it to the road.
 

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he didnt try to sell you blinker fluid or muffler berrings, did he??? JK JK JK

seriously tho, there is no fact to his statement...I've had ABS on several vehicles, and never heard anything like that...my mechanic will disagree in a heartbeat...
 

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The guy that said to do it was the "Car Counselor Show" host. It's a call-in talk show in the Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth area. The guy knows his stuff I guarantee you. We have two such radio shows in Houston.
 

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The guy that said to do it was the "Car Counselor Show" host. It's a call-in talk show in the Houston/Dallas-Fort Worth area. The guy knows his stuff I guarantee you. We have two such radio shows in Houston.
almost sounds like the two (2) car guys (Brothers) that are on a talk show like the one you describe as Car Talk with Click and Clack ..... not sure if they are the same as you are describing but these guys know alot too but are in Florida instead of Texas;) .
 
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