Traction control problem ? (non 4x4)

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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 11:35 am

Traction control problem ? (non 4x4)

Hi everyone,

Our new (ish) Mazda 3 diesel is making the odd fairly loud bang in the front end when cornering hard in the wet - or maybe when the traction/stability control comes on.

It's when the wheels get spinning hard and seems harsh to me - like it's coming on to hard.

Not sure if that's normal for the model or type of traction control, but thought I should ask.

The Volvo in the same situations is seamless and the only real indication that the traction control is kicking in is the dash light.

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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 3:35 pm

Sure that's not the suspension banging?
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 4:07 pm

first thing that I would take a long hard look at, is driving technique.

I would say that if your driving ability doesnt allow you to drive so that your passive saftey devices arent continualy taking over, you should perhaps invest in some defensive drivng lessons.

Banging noise fixed.

I bet you "safely" tailgate "slow" drivers in the wet as well, because your ABS compensates for you :roll:
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 5:18 pm

Drover wrote:first thing that I would take a long hard look at, is driving technique.

I would say that if your driving ability doesnt allow you to drive so that your passive saftey devices arent continualy taking over, you should perhaps invest in some defensive drivng lessons.

Banging noise fixed.

I bet you "safely" tailgate "slow" drivers in the wet as well, because your ABS compensates for you :roll:


Oooh ... that's a bit harsh :lol:

If I give it a bit of right boot off the mark - and even less in the wet - my Jetta (petrol turbo admittedly) will quite easily get the TC happening, and on a bumpy road gives the odd thump from the suspension as a result.
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:46 pm

Drover wrote:first thing that I would take a long hard look at, is driving technique.



Ummm, what do you drive -

Can it even break traction ? :wink: :lol:
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:49 pm

David Anderson wrote:
Drover wrote:first thing that I would take a long hard look at, is driving technique.



Ummm, what do you drive -

Can it even break traction ? :wink: :lol:




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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:51 pm

DionM wrote:If I give it a bit of right boot off the mark - and even less in the wet - my Jetta (petrol turbo admittedly) will quite easily get the TC happening, and on a bumpy road gives the odd thump from the suspension as a result.


It's my wife's car Dion and until very recently I've never driven it in the wet so wasn't sure what to expect.

Of course, now that I'm trying to get it to make the noise again it won't. :lol:
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Drover wrote:first thing that I would take a long hard look at, is driving technique.

I would say that if your driving ability doesnt allow you to drive so that your passive saftey devices arent continualy taking over, you should perhaps invest in some defensive drivng lessons.

Banging noise fixed.

I bet you "safely" tailgate "slow" drivers in the wet as well, because your ABS compensates for you :roll:


It's uncanny, you sound just like my grandmother!
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Now and then, we need to spin / lock a wheel or two, have fun out there!

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stoo wrote:[Now and then, we need to spin / lock a wheel or two, have fun out there!

:wink:


When I "need" to spin or lock a wheel, I disengage the TC/ABS, which incidently I dislike and would happily buy my vehicles without the option if it was an option. :roll:


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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:33 pm

You didn't answer the question - can I assume it's because you drive a Prado and are embarrassed ? :D
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:45 pm

Sorry, I see from another post you have a 98 100 series ?
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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:48 pm

David Anderson wrote:Sorry, I see from another post you have a 98 100 series ?


why apologise...you would be doing that nearly every post if you were serious :oops:


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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:51 pm

Just checking you were still out there .. :D

So assuming you can't help with my traction control - how's everything else ?

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Post Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:54 pm

LOL, hello Dave, good comeback
Nah, I cant add much, but if you can activate TC in it on a regular basis Id suggest something is not right
Id ask mr Mazda myself
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