Just a Quickie

Brakepads, discs, handbrake. The brakes are crucial for your Volvo 480. Use this category to learn all you need to know!

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Post by Ritchie » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:02 pm

Anybody know if the twin tones came with ABS, i could look in the manual but its out in the car and its raining outside :?
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Post by pol » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:06 pm

Raining outside you say? Perfect time to find out then isn't it? I think they pretty much all have ABS apart from early ones. There should be a computer in the boot, left hand side cubby hole.

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Post by Ritchie » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:07 pm

well i havent seen one but then i havent been looking, ill try it out on the way home :D
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Post by Roo » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:09 pm

Did the location change on later models? mine hasn't got a computer in the cubby hole.

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Post by Ben Harris » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:11 pm

Roo wrote:Did the location change on later models? mine hasn't got a computer in the cubby hole.
Yes - It changed for the '94 models onwards. It's located on the passeger left-hand side of the engine bay. It's got a fairly chunky plug for the electrics going into it, and quite a few thin metal pipes for the hydraulics.

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Post by Roo » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:13 pm

Ahh that explians it! cheers.

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Post by volviz » Wed Oct 20, 2004 12:45 pm

Mine doesn't have ABS :hopping: '87
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Post by catgroom » Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:22 pm

Hi Richie!

MatBat had one,he'll know.Hes flappy and clued-in too!

Watch out for the geezer nesting in yer loft though with these winter months a comin'!!!!!!!

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Post by MatBat » Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:13 pm

Heh, Well, Ritchie is the proud owner of my old one!
So give him a warm welcome!

As for ABS, I think it was an option on the 92 cars, and unfortunately (or fortunately) your one doesn't have it.
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Post by Glival » Sun Oct 31, 2004 12:19 am

If you've got ABS, the ABS icon will light up on your dash for about 3 seconds when you start the car. At the same time the brake pedal will start vibrating. I don't know if that's the case with all models; with mine, it is.

Some time ago I've read something about an "ABS extension" (don't know how to call it) which stops wheelspins when driving less than 25 miles per hour, but it said only one specific type of ABS computer has got that. Does anyone know anything about that?
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Post by Murf » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:52 am

Some time ago I've read something about an "ABS extension" (don't know how to call it) which stops wheelspins when driving less than 25 miles per hour, but it said only one specific type of ABS computer has got that. Does anyone know anything about that
that would be the tracs traction control you are talking about. i think only cars with the last type of ABS had it as an option. i think dragon has it so he will be able to tell you more about it! :D
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Post by coyote1980 » Sun Oct 31, 2004 10:47 am

volviz wrote:Mine doesn't have ABS :hopping: '87
You say you have a 1987 Two-Tone?
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Post by catgroom » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:30 pm

I have the Tracs with the ABS on my Dec 1994 Turbo Auto.

Its only on 1995 models yes,its an ATE Part No. 10.047...........

Can find out if you need me too.Ive changed the ABS as the TRACS system failed due to too much wheelspin on sheet ice!I have the old unit so if you need the ATE Part number I can post it yes.

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Post by JohnTurbo » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:44 pm

If you don't know if you have abs or not i'd say you don't generally. - As mine fires up all the time when i'm driving, its the crap sheffield roads and too much speed/late braking.
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Post by LASEROWL » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:50 pm

Surely if you have ABS there would be a warning light on the instrument cluster ?

But as JT says if your not sure you probably dont have it.
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Re: Indeed!

Post by Ben Harris » Sun Oct 31, 2004 4:21 pm

catgroom wrote:I have the Tracs with the ABS on my Dec 1994 Turbo Auto.

Its only on 1995 models yes,its an ATE Part No. 10.047...........
It may not just be the '95 model 480's that have it, as I've got TRACS on my '94 model 2-litre, (registered in Oct, '93).

Although, thinking about it, I've a suspicion that in my service history, the previous owner had the ABS computer replaced because it went faulty, so it may not have had it originally.

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Post by JohnTurbo » Sun Oct 31, 2004 5:44 pm

I have tracs, mine is early 94, and has not had a new brake ecu.

Having said that, the tracs didn't used to work, just started working recently (when i lowered the car actually)

Best way to see is to try and spin wheels from stop, if the car goes "gerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr" like a buzzer noise, thats it.
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Post by rpruen » Sun Oct 31, 2004 8:31 pm

My tracs has stopped working now....

Very strange. Maybe I have worn it out?

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Post by JohnTurbo » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:33 pm

- Hmm, maybe someone swapped our brake controllers around richard?
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Post by martinholmesuk » Sun Oct 31, 2004 9:59 pm

I just missed out on tracs. Mine is a 93 and has abs :D Yes the abs does work :hopping:
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