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post #1 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Electronic Stability Control

This is a nightmare...

I have a 2013 jku 5000 mi, 4" lift, 35's, and *3.23* gears

I went offroading for the first time on a friend's place where there were some hills, some small drops, nothing serious i thought. I never turned off the ESC (I don't know if i should have or not). At the very start, i went into a hole too fast, got stuck and four wheel drive got us out. I had to put it in four wheel drive a couple others times to get me out of a hole that i went into much slower. I got cocky and did a couple donuts (I am a dumb kid and I know). Sure enough the ESC (Electronic Stability Control) warning light started flashing and it hasn't gone off since. It is the only light on. In the manual it says something along the lines of "after driving several miles and the light remains on, take it to the dealership." Since then I've driven probably 50 mi.

I know I ought to take it by the dealer but my question is what should i be expecting? How serious? Is this the 3.23's coming back to haunt me? Is it possible there is no malfunction and the light will turn off any day now?

Any and all feedback is much appreciated.

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You are going to have to give this group a lot more info for a meaningful answer. Make of lift, parts included, etc. An why in hell are your trying to run 35s with 3.23 gears? Did you mean 3.73 or something else?

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Keep it in 4wd when offroad,4low is best.

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post #5 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I am tracking down each specific part now
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post #6 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 09:01 PM
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sounds like a wire might have been pulled from a hub sensor. might want to check those.

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You can try disconnecting the battery to see if it will clear. If disconnecting the battery does not clear the light take it to the dealer. I don't think it has anything to do with your gears. Mine 2011 light will come on sometimes and not go out until I stop and shut the eng off and restart, dealer says probably a wheel sensor malfunction. Try the battery and see what happens.

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post #8 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 09:10 PM
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Check the wheel speed sensors. My guess is one got damaged.
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post #9 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 09:59 PM
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Try holding down the ESC button for 5 sec til you hear a beep then turn it back on
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post #10 of 12 Old 01-21-2014, 10:04 PM
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Or you might have simply bent up something up front or knocked your steering out of alignment.
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post #11 of 12 Old 01-22-2014, 12:22 AM
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Are all 4 tires at reasonably similar pressures? If they are out of wack it could trip the ESP. Easy thing to check and address if it is the case good luck!

Also wash everything down real good. Long shot, usually only helps with break indicator light issues after the trail but if you need to bring it in some place, you'll be glad you did.
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post #12 of 12 Old 01-22-2014, 10:09 AM
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My first thought was alignment as well. Who did the suspension install? What parts did you change/upgrade? Was everything retorqued after initial install?


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