Last post on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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#1 of 3 Torque/power distribution on the 2010 AWD Equinox
Nov 05, 2009 (10:35 pm)
Does the AWD 2010 Equinox transmission transfer sufficient torque/power to the rear wheels to move the vehicle forward if both front wheels have no traction? Specifically this is with the vehicle climbing a grade (less than 10 degrees).
#2 of 3 Re: Torque/power distribution on the 2010 AWD Equinox [mcpoteet]
Nov 11, 2009 (10:14 am)
Ask your GM tech/mechanic they should know.
My 08 AWD moves power to the rear wheels when the front looses traction, just like on ice or snow. I believe the power is distributed 90-85% front,10-15% rear under normal operation . Works very well on ice and snow, love it.
#3 of 3 Re: Torque/power distribution on the 2010 AWD Equinox [rvoth]
Nov 12, 2009 (11:38 pm)
Thanks for the response. The Chevy dealer got back to me and said that he was told that the front:rear power ratio was 60:40. I assume this is the max distribution. As you say I expect that in normal operation the car is essentially FWD only.