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Unread 05-18-2011, 04:48 PM   #1
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ESP BAS light won't reset

How do I reset it? I DID do a search before posting this. I tried the two main things that seemed to pop up on the search for fixes - disconnect the battery, and spin the wheel lock to lock several times, no luck.

I was up wheelin one day, air'd down to 10lbs. When I got back to the pavement, I noticed the steering was off by about 1/8th turn on the steering wheel. Within 60 seconds of hitting pavement, the ESP BAS light came on.

When we got to the place we air back up, I put 30lbs in each tire, and after the tire pressure monitor finally realized I wasn't air'd down any more, the ESP BAS light didn't go out. Got home, re-aligned the steering(which was off exactly one turn on the turnbuckle), and the light still hasn't come off.

It's been this way for a month. Nothing is loose, none of the ABS sensors disconnected, and it drives perfectly fine and straight as an arrow.

*standing on soap box*
This, by the way, is on the heels of the "don't touch the clutch in a mudbog" bellhousing design glitch that I didn't know about which cost me $600. I'm REALLY loosing my faith in the new Jeeps. I've had 2 YJ's. I'm seriously considering taking it in the shorts and going back to a YJ or TJ. Their computers and clutches don't fail after a day of wheelin in the Western Washington mud.

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Unread 05-18-2011, 06:00 PM   #2
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speaking of computers, did you check for error codes?
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Unread 05-18-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Yup. The ESP/BAS system is a separate system from the engine computer/check engine light system. No codes were in the computer, nothing to clear.
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Unread 05-18-2011, 06:36 PM   #4
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What did you use to validate a centered steering wheel. The sensor is amazing. I have a Procal, and I need to use it to get the center correctly. I can eyeball it, and I still get the ESP/BAS light.

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Unread 05-19-2011, 07:23 AM   #5
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The steering wheel is still off. You can't get it straight enough eyeballing it to kick off the ESP. You can get the Procal or keep trying a half turn at a time until it goes out.

As for the clutch thing, you never, ever clutch when the tranny can suck up mud. That's not a JK thing. Clutch pads will soak up water and grime and get ruined in a heartbeat.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 12:03 PM   #6
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As for the clutch thing, you never, ever clutch when the tranny can suck up mud. That's not a JK thing. Clutch pads will soak up water and grime and get ruined in a heartbeat.
Respectfully, I have to disagree in part. Not to hijack my own thread of course, but...
5 speed YJ and TJ's have a sealed bell housing. Mud can not get in (minus of course the breather). The stupidest thing Jeep ever did was to put 4 huge vent slits in the bell housing of the new 6 speeds in the late model TJs and JKs.

Mud can't ruin a clutch if it can't in the bell housing. No one in my club has toasted a clutch due to mud bog wheelin. I follow my buddies in my new JK through the same mud puddle I've gone through for years, and boom, $600.
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Unread 05-19-2011, 12:04 PM   #7
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On my ESP BAS light - it's been on for a month, and last night after I started this thread, it cleared itself on the way to Home Depot....
Go figgur....
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:07 PM   #8
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Respectfully, I have to disagree in part. Not to hijack my own thread of course, but...
5 speed YJ and TJ's have a sealed bell housing. Mud can not get in (minus of course the breather). The stupidest thing Jeep ever did was to put 4 huge vent slits in the bell housing of the new 6 speeds in the late model TJs and JKs.

Mud can't ruin a clutch if it can't in the bell housing. No one in my club has toasted a clutch due to mud bog wheelin. I follow my buddies in my new JK through the same mud puddle I've gone through for years, and boom, $600.
You are incorrect sir

My 04 TJ with a NV3550 had a opening at the bottom of the bell housing, mud and water most certainly could enter that opening
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:10 PM   #9
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That happened to mine... it is a code, but on some scanners it won't pop up, it wouldn't come up on my Flashpaq or Fuzzycoder. I have a friend in the stealer, so we checked the codes there... mine was the clockspring had gotten messed up after I lifted my Jeep, might want to check

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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:12 PM   #10
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That happened to mine... it is a code, but on some scanners it won't pop up, it wouldn't come up on my Flashpaq or Fuzzycoder. I have a friend in the stealer, so we checked the codes there... mine was the clockspring had gotten messed up after I lifted my Jeep, might want to check

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How could your clock spring get mess up after lifting, its in the steering wheel....
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Unread 05-19-2011, 01:20 PM   #11
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I personally have no clue, but my friend said it was common on lifted jeeps
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Unread 05-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #12
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did you put a bl in ??
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Unread 05-23-2011, 10:31 PM   #13
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did you put a bl in ??
no... TeraFlex 4" short arm lift kit with full FlexArms
Much more pricey than a BL

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Unread 05-25-2011, 09:16 PM   #14
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On my ESP BAS light - it's been on for a month, and last night after I started this thread, it cleared itself on the way to Home Depot....
Go figgur....
Sounds like this resolved itself, but after a particularly muddy trail ride, I had the exact same thing happen to me. Turned out the sensors at each wheel were all caked in mud, which sent the computer bat shiat crazy.

Hosed em off really well and I was good to go with no dashlights going nuts.
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Unread 08-28-2013, 10:38 AM   #15
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Am having the same issue spent a muddy day yesterday and had to realign the steering. The ESP and BAS lights are still on. Hopefully a good hose off will do the trick.
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