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Unread 01-19-2013, 01:08 PM   #1
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Traction control problem????

There I was, just me and an empty freshly snow covered car park.

What would you do? Yup thought I'd play and learn how my Commander handles being thrown around in the snow.

The traction light would light up when using opposite lock which was to be expected, but I'd get an horrible clattering noise from the engine bay.

I press the button to disable the traction control, but I think it disables itself, as traction light would start to flash again still with a horrible clattering noise from the engine bay.

My RR had TCS and that was silent and used the ABS. Does the Jeep do the same, as I never felt the brake pedal pulse, so know I'm thinking something dir like perhaps my ABS block is frozen.

Any ideas, it didn't feel nice and I don't wanna break it.

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Unread 01-19-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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Ooops just realised that i should have held the button for 10 seconds....still it does feel like the ABS didn't work.
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Unread 01-19-2013, 03:15 PM   #3
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Did you just push the tcs button or did you hold it down for 5 seconds until it said "ESP off"? I don't know about a clattering noise from the engine bay but when ESP does kick in its quite loud and intrusive.

First time I took my overland out in the snow I hated it, the system was loud, intrusive, and annoying. It felt fragile to me...then I disabled the ESP and i was in love with it
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Unread 01-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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First time I took my overland out in the snow I hated it, the system was loud, intrusive, and annoying. It felt fragile to me...
You're sooo right ....

Held it down today and had another go and no noises , but the wife wasn't too keen being in a sliding Jeep

How does it work and why is it so noisy?
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:55 AM   #5
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You're sooo right ....

Held it down today and had another go and no noises , but the wife wasn't too keen being in a sliding Jeep

How does it work and why is it so noisy?
http://www.wkjeeps.com/wk_esp.htm
Quick answer: it's your brakes engaging.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 07:24 AM   #6
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The stability program engages brakes in an attempt to keep the jeep moving in the direction the wheels are pointing. Works well. lol
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Unread 01-21-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Yeah I expect the ABS to kick in as part of the TC, but it was a very much different noise to when the ABS kicks in and my foot is on the pedal. Just wondered why?
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Unread 01-21-2013, 04:35 PM   #8
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Yeah I expect the ABS to kick in as part of the TC, but it was a very much different noise to when the ABS kicks in and my foot is on the pedal. Just wondered why?
Well it will engage the brakes for you whether you press the pedal or not. Read my link above for detailed explanations.
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Unread 01-22-2013, 03:33 PM   #9
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Yeah I read that, its just its kinda noisy and well ..... feels crude compared to my classic RR which also braked the relevant wheels to regain traction, but silently. All seems well so nothing to worry about.
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