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I was pushing the car a little bit at lunch yesterday and then had to brake a little harder than usual to turn a tight corner. I don't think it was hard enough to engage the ABS but when I stepped on the brake, it almost felt like the car wasn't braking as hard as I thought it should be. Almost felt like there was a lack of response per the pressure I put on the brake. The car did slow down just fine but towards the end of the braking I heard a rapid sequence of clicks (like maybe five clicks) as the car was stopping. Was this the ABS doing it's thing? <p>BTW- I had the car in Advanced mode- one of the few times I've played with that. Could it be the GT trans downshifting? I've never physically heard an auto trans downshift, but perhaps the GT does that when in Advanced. I know I'm totally reaching for a reason here, but the clicking concerns me and I hope nothing is broken.<p>06 S60R GT, Magic Blue / Nordkap<p>
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (not2blu)

sounded like <dack dack dack dack> ?<p>that's the EBD-valve <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> (distributing more/lesser brakepower towards the rear...very audible in R) loved that sound when mine was driveable.... nothing to hear in the 360 I've this weekend... sad it's a F1 gearbox <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> .... so it's a no go for me...I want a REAL-muscular gearbox
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (not2blu)

If you'll do a search for brake problems, you'll find threads on the infamous "ghost breaking phenomenon," which seems to be what you're describing.<p>Periodically (usually when braking moderately heavy on a slightly upward incline) the vehicle losses braking power and the ABS system is engaged. A simply lift and reapplication of the brake pedal alleviates the problem. <p>To my knowledge, no one at Volvo has even been able to fault-trace this problem.
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you'll do a search for brake problems, you'll find threads on the infamous "ghost breaking phenomenon," which seems to be what you're describing.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>He had NO problem....just a sound he was unfamilier with!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>If it gives more to rear..yes indeed it will feel like it's loosing brakepower but it's THAT way to keep car steady.
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (not2blu)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>not2blu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it almost felt like the car wasn't braking as hard as I thought it should be. Almost felt like there was a lack of response per the pressure I put on the brake.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sounds like a problem to me. That does sound like that problem that R Salesman describes. It's happened to me a few times. Happens mostly when you're braking while travelling slightly uphill. You have to quickly take your foot off the brake and re-apply it.
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (PhilUp)

I tend to agree with Jarmo. It was that "dack, dack , dack dack" sound. The logic makes sense. The passengers sitting in the back seat heard it more than I did. And the car did slow down smoothly. I was not going slighty up hill- more like slightly downhill. The sound won''t bother me- it was actually pretty cool- especially now that I know something is not damaged. Initially, I was afraid I broke something. And I was more concerned about the fraction of the second where it didn't feel like I was in control of the brakes. I kept steady pressue, because I always heard that's the way to stop with ABS- and let the ABS pump the brakes. That's what ABS is all about.
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (not2blu)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>not2blu</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I tend to agree with Jarmo. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>When EBD-valve "worked" you will feel some clicks in brakepedal just before you come to a complete standstill (resetting probably) but during the ebd-working you should feel almost nothing (at least not the way like the abs working) in the brake-pedal (I CAN feel it btw during braking, that's why I think it's cool...I even felt the road-paint in steeringwheel, really !!! i loved it till it broke and broke again and again..now it's sold<br>
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (JARMO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JARMO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>He had NO problem....just a sound he was unfamilier with!!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh knock it off. He described a reduced braking efficiency. This is not normal. It does happen on inclines under moderate to heavy braking (often on off-ramps after highway speeds or at least for me) but very infrequently and not on all cars. <p>It's happened to me more than once, it's not normal and I don't like it.
 

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Re: Clicking sound under hard braking (StaggRLee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>StaggRLee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh knock it off. He described a reduced braking efficiency. This is not normal. It does happen on inclines under moderate to heavy braking (often on off-ramps after highway speeds or at least for me) but very infrequently and not on all cars. <p>It's happened to me more than once, it's not normal and I don't like it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>??? LOL are you fellows REALLY "that known of NOTHINg"? " reducing front-brake-power will reduce OVERALL brakingpower...d'oh...you fellows are spoiled with brakng gently at the start when driving VOLVO instead of the Germans.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> THESE SWEEDS ACTUALLY BRAKE you know...i can tell you my 855 BRAKED better than this crap 645 i've now :S
 
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