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I'm hoping someone can help me figure this out. We just had the first snowfall here in WA, and I am concerned with the loud grinding noise my Treg makes when I loose traction. Its not the ABS brakes, but a real grinding from the drive trane. Sounds like when a tire slips the power to that wheel is diverted to a tire with grip, however it is extremely loud. Is this normal? Am I getting on the throttle to heavy for the conditions?
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Much appreciated. Aaron.
 

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I've noticed when ESP does its thing.... there can be a grinding kinda noise.

Question... when you hear the noise - is the ESP light flashing on your dash????
 

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ESP uses the anti-lock brakes on individual wheels if it decides you are skidding or losing control. Hence the grinding.

I experienced this last winter in Iowa. Also this summer in loose sand.

The ESP light should flash while this is in action.

Note - if the snow or sand is really deep and the T-Reg just won't go in it, shut the ESP off.
 

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Yes, the ESP light is flashing when I hear the grinding. I have noticed however that if I am more gradual on the gas, I am able to accelerate without loosing traction. The grinding usually occurs when I am at slow speed ( less than 5 mph) and hit the gas enough to break loose the wheels. If this is normal, it sure is noisy.
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NO, this is not my first car with ABS. This noise is significantly louder than just the ABS engaging...I think. I will play with it a little more on the ice to see what happens. From a standstill with all wheels on ICE, try punching the gas. I think you will see that the noise is mote than the normal.
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He is correct, the esp engaging and disengaging is noticeably louder to me than just the abs when braking in a slippery situation.

There appears to be more transfer case noise - mid vehicle noise when the esp is doing its thing.
 
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