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Traction Assist is a function of cars with ABS that rapidly modulates the rear brakes to the wheels that slip. It is only effective at low throttle and vehicle speed, and is disabled at speeds over 34 MPH.

Under normal driving, you can hear and feel when the traction assist kicks in, in which case the best thing to do is ease off the gas anyway, both to regain traction and prevent excessive wear on brakes, etc., as your engine and brakes are working against each other.

Be sure to shut off the traction asst when you know you're gonna have some induced wheel spin. Otherwise, leave it on but ease up when it kicks in.

"Posi" is a GM trademark that has become a widely-used generic term for a limited slip differential, which Ford calls "Traction-Lok". Limited slip differentials have clutches that limit the amount of independent activity between the two drive wheels. This type of differential still allows for some slip, which is important when making tight turns.
 
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