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Driving home today I was stopped at a red, I was making a legal right. Traffic cleared and I stomped on it. Midturn, I shifted to second, stomped again, and this time the revs went up but the car didn't speed up! The traction light came on and I eased off the gas, finished the turn, and the light went out. Everything seemed normal, but it was my first time seeing the light.<p>The tires are crappy Dunlops but they have great tread left, I was in Sport, it was 88 degrees and sunny and the road was totally dry. A traction problem seems unlikely.<p>Now, the spooky part, I got to the food store and when exiting, I looked at the footwell, and under the pedals was a fuse! It was a 20, yellow, and I freaked thinking that the hard turn had loosened a fuse, causing a traction error. I was worried...<p>But all's well that ends well, as the fuse was a spare that had worked its way loose from the spare panel. When I replaced it, I noticed several other fuses were loose too, the 30 fell out into my hand. So, please check your spare fuses or you risk unnecessary heartburn!<p>Happy weekend!
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (n23)

MT or GT? How could that occur with a MT, unless it actually was not in gear. If GT I could see it. I was in (fake) manuel mode in my XC90 and pulled up to a light and it actually stalled on me. The vehicle was less than a month old. Has not happened since. But still weird.
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (dave_n_ruth)

were the roads wet?<p>I remember reading about people frying angle gears making quick acceleration right hand turns on damp pavement..
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (n23)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">...it was 88 degrees and sunny and the road was totally dry. A traction problem seems unlikely.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">were the roads wet?<p>I remember reading about people frying angle gears making quick acceleration right hand turns on damp pavement..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The answer is ............................
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (s140s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s140s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The answer is ............................</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yup, 6MT, totally dry pavement. Didn't see any gravel or anything either. VR has 73k, I bought it used at 63.<p>edit: I've heard of people frying collar gears when going hard from wet to dry pavement.
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (n23)

oh man I fail @ reading comprehension <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I remember reading about people frying angle gears making quick acceleration right hand turns on damp pavement..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I think that scenario is overblown. I do that maneuver all the time, sometimes the back comes out and catching it while trying to do a quick shift to 2nd is fun! Getting the back out at WOT in 3rd at 60-70MPH on the racetrack is fun too. Almost 60K miles and still on original AWD hardware.
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (Warpedcow)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Warpedcow</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think that scenario is overblown. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>The service advisor I've used at Volvo of Tampa says he's the R specialist and he only seen a handful of angle gear failures. He said that the liklihood of failure isn't as high as the internet makes it seem. I still have ~30k miles of warranty left, so we'll see if that's true.<p>Really, I was worried about the fuse more than anything else.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Driving home today I was stopped at a red, I was making a legal right. Traffic cleared and I stomped on it. Midturn, I shifted to second, stomped again, and this time the revs went up but the car didn't speed up! The traction light came on and I eased off the gas, finished the turn, and the light went out. Everything seemed normal, but it was my first time seeing the light.<p>The tires are crappy Dunlops but they have great tread left, I was in Sport, it was 88 degrees and sunny and the road was totally dry. A traction problem seems unlikely.<p>Now, the spooky part, I got to the food store and when exiting, I looked at the footwell, and under the pedals was a fuse! It was a 20, yellow, and I freaked thinking that the hard turn had loosened a fuse, causing a traction error. I was worried...<p>But all's well that ends well, as the fuse was a spare that had worked its way loose from the spare panel. When I replaced it, I noticed several other fuses were loose too, the 30 fell out into my hand. So, please check your spare fuses or you risk unnecessary heartburn!<p>Happy weekend!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Your DEM crapped out for a minute and you lost AWD, causing all the torque to light up your front tires. <p>Then it came back on. <p>You have a poltergeist in your DEM. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (Needsdecaf)

So other than exorcism, any suggestions?
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (n23)

Garlic and Holy Water works for me. <p>Though unplugging the battery for a short while may help or maybe not, sorry I am not much help, I will stop typing now.
 

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Bless it with a 20 year old single malt highland Scotch and a busty 18 year old virgin! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (CM2RAS)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>CM2RAS</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Bless it with a 20 year old single malt highland Scotch and a busty 18 year old virgin! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>That's my usual Tuesday night.<p>For the record, the car now drives fine, and did immediately after I let off the gas. Today I'm going to try to replicate the problem at the same corner.
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (n23)

Were you doing a really hard/quick shift? Because for some reason I have had a similar thing happen. The traction light didn't come on (that I noticed) but it felt like the clutch didn't come out when I let my foot out and was thus in neutral when you floored causing the engine to rev. I have only had this happen twice and its always a hard/quick 1st to 2nd shift. It seems like the car kept the clutch from coming out when I let off the pedal or the clutch got stuck. But I am pretty sure R's don't have an "anti-clutch dump" feature and a clutch shouldn't really stick the way it felt like it did. It seemed to come back out when I pushed it in and out again.
 

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Re: Had a spooky moment! (Rho)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rho</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Were you doing a really hard/quick shift? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Yes, hard 1 -> 2 shift, I could feel the car not moving like it should so I looked quickly and the revs were up, trac light on, until I let off.<p>It actually happened again today, but it's been raining cats and dogs. This time, I could tell it was traction control preventing wheelspin in a puddle. I turned the DSTC off and got a little wheelspin in another wet spot.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>It actually happened again today, but it's been raining cats and dogs. This time, I could tell it was traction control preventing wheelspin in a puddle. I turned the DSTC off and got a little wheelspin in another wet spot. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>If your AWD is working you shouldn't get ANY wheel spin in the wet in a straight line.
 
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