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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:23 PM   #1
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After lift install traction control light coning on randomly?

Installed the 3.5" rock krawler X factor lift today. I went for my first test drive before using aev procal and everything was fine.
Went back home used aev procal to set tire size went for another test drive and now the traction control light comes on every 30 seconds while moving and makes as noise like when the abs kicks in? Any ideas why this would happen?

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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:36 PM   #2
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You need to center your steering wheel. make sure your wheels are straight, you'll notice your steering wheel is slightly cocked to one side. Have your wife/GF/BF sit in the driver seat to watch the steering wheel. Take a 15mm wrench or socket and loosen the two nuts on the turnbuckle, turn it until steering wheel is straight (have assistant tell you which way to turn)...tighten down nuts....take it for another test drive....may take a few minutes for light to go out.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 06:43 PM   #3
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Oh ok so the steering wheel being off center would do that? Hmmm seems like an easy fix. Thanks
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Unread 08-06-2013, 08:39 PM   #4
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The procal has a steering wheel straightening feature that makes it a breeze.
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Unread 08-06-2013, 08:44 PM   #5
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Yep Jeep thinks it is in a slide.

ProCal will make this job a piece of cake (or pie if you prefer)

http://www.aev-conversions.com/ishee...User_Guide.pdf
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Unread 08-06-2013, 09:44 PM   #6
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Congrats on your new Jeep.

Just to add a bit, sometimes it takes a few tries to get it right. So, say itís all straightened up in your garage but after a test drive you might find that itís still a bit off, donít worry just adjust it some more. Also Iíve had better luck without the ProCal and so have others.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 08:03 AM   #7
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I would agree with not using the procal. It will get you close without having to keep getting up to look at the steering wheel but once close you need to go for a quick drive and make fine adjustments to get it perfect. It took me 3-4 quick drives to get mine where I wanted it.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 08:54 AM   #8
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Please make sure to check your nuts and bolts in about 500 miles to make sure nothing has backed out.
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Unread 08-07-2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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make sure your sway bar is horizontal
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Unread 08-07-2013, 02:33 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies guys I'm going to try it with out the procal first and go from there!
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Unread 08-07-2013, 02:44 PM   #11
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You can do it without the procal, but the steering wheel center indicating feature is a nice to have.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 03:24 PM   #12
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Light came on in mine after finishing the lift today too. Glad I searched and saw this. Btw, is your jeep dune color or dozer?

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You need to center your steering wheel. make sure your wheels are straight, you'll notice your steering wheel is slightly cocked to one side. Have your wife/GF/BF sit in the driver seat to watch the steering wheel. Take a 15mm wrench or socket and loosen the two nuts on the turnbuckle, turn it until steering wheel is straight (have assistant tell you which way to turn)...tighten down nuts....take it for another test drive....may take a few minutes for light to go out.
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Unread 02-28-2014, 04:20 PM   #13
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ferninaz - I always fill my tank and tighten my nuts before off-roading.....
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Unread 02-28-2014, 06:02 PM   #14
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Not sure if it was mentioned, but a lot of people don't actually understand the Procals steering centering feature. It is meant to be used when the Jeep is on an alignment rack. The wheels are obviously straight, so when the steering is centered, it tells you. The result, is centered steering.

However, it goes one step further (and this is why it's important to do it on a rack). It recalibrates the traction control and ABS. Often times (and it happened to me), you can center the steering after a lift, but you still have issues with the Jeeps traction control and ABS. The fix is the Procal on a rack.
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