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Taurus Brakes Mystery Component...

Being too cheap to have purchased a manual for my used 1993 Taurus GL, 3.8L, 4Dr sedan, I was mystified by the valve mounted above the rear suspension which is connected to some linkage to the rear suspension links. The valve has the brake lines running into it and I can only guess that it does something to the rear brakes when the nose of the car dives down and the rear end rises up during a hard stop. Can someone tell me what the purpose of this valve is? I never had a GM car with such a valve on the rear brakes. The car does have antilock brakes, so this may be one of Ford's antilock brake goodies along with the rest of the apparatus which I fortunately never had to get involved with so far.

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Old 06-01-2005, 11:15 AM
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Does it have traction control?
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You are correct in your guess. It's a load sensing proportioning valve. They are common on trucks and station wagons. When the rear is high up, it cuts more pressure than when it's down. It's not new technology.

It's better IMO than a pressure sensing valve, in that it's 'smart'. You can have larger rear brakes and get the most out of them when you need them. Some Euro cars have a check ball type of prop valve, in which the ball rolls forward to cut pressure when the vehicle is tipped more than a specified angle.
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