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Old 01-02-2003, 07:48 PM   #1
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Question Detecting AWD engagement

Is there a sure-fire way to tell when the AWD kicks in? So far, the one test I've had is at the end of my driveway. It slopes up to the road, and it's gravel, so we can't plow it to bare surface. In my SL1, I would have had to get a running start under these conditions, with the recent snow on ice. In the VUE, I have yet to get stuck, and I can try to get it to the point where I think the front wheels are starting to spin, but I don't feel any sudden change, which is what I would expect if the rear wheels kicked in all of a sudden.

Not that I'm desperate to get out in bad conditions. I just want to make sure it works while I can still return the vehicle.

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Old 01-02-2003, 08:09 PM   #2
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Default Sandy beaches

Probaly the best way to do it is to find a nice sandy patch of pavement, or jump the curb onto the public beach. You know the way your Vue takes off now, and you will be able to tell on your own when the AWD kicks in. The only thing that I noticed different is that there is alot of pull.

You really got to say to yourself, there's no way I can do this with only my front tires.

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Old 01-02-2003, 08:11 PM   #3
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In my SL1....
Gary
Hmmm, come to think of it, my first car was an SL1.
Let me guess, it was the 2000?

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Go to a ski resort parking lot My low traction light was constantly on ..... its amazing what even a little engine retarding/ABS braking can do in these conditions.

Of course, I can also see why these pads/rotors only last 30k miles....I might as well have been driving around with my brakes and gas applied at the same time.

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