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Unread 09-24-2013, 01:14 PM   #1
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Traction Control???

I bought this 2007 JK Wrangler a week ago and has already been in the shop. Slight curves and turns, the traction control kicks on and it feels like its sliding. The dealership said it was a sensor and replaced it, I finally got it back yesterday and it did it again. It has a 3.5' rough country lift and 35's.
I have read that it could be from the computer.

Anyone else have these issues or advice?

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Unread 09-24-2013, 01:19 PM   #2
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I think your answer is the RC lift. Not the best of lifts and probably incomplete
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Unread 09-24-2013, 02:10 PM   #3
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Is your steering wheel straight/level, when you're going straight ??

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Unread 09-24-2013, 04:15 PM   #4
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Is your steering wheel straight/level, when you're going straight ?? JIMBO
It's shaky but doesn't seem off
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Unread 09-24-2013, 04:30 PM   #5
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"Shaky", must be outta round tire/improper toe-in/unbalance/steering wheel off-center and that upsets the ESP/BCA-traction control, which may be a little outta whack, because the jeep is over 6 years old and


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It's shaky but doesn't seem off
Somebody did an incomplete lift and suspension install/adjustment-

Find someone knowledgeable--forget the dealer, finda club/group of jeepers-offer some incentives-ie, pizza/beer/whatever, you're driving a time bomb-

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Yeah. Incomplete lift at 3.5 in is my guess.
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Unread 09-24-2013, 09:38 PM   #7
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Ok!!!! Sounds good. Thanks a bunch.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:16 AM   #8
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Get an alignment with the correct lift components ie: adj CAs so u can set ur caster and pinion angle correctly and have them make sure ur steering wheel is perfectly straight. Bam! I dont know what components ur RC lift kit has on it but thats the jist of it

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Unread 09-25-2013, 06:45 AM   #9
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Straightening the steering wheel by eye works sometimes, but only if you are lucky.

What's important is the fact there is a sensor in the steering wheel that tells the computer when it's centered. Straightening the steering wheel while monitoring what the computer sees is the best way to go.
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Straightening the steering wheel by eye works sometimes, but only if you are lucky.

What's important is the fact there is a sensor in the steering wheel that tells the computer when it's centered. Straightening the steering wheel while monitoring what the computer sees is the best way to go.
How would you accomplish straightening the steering wheel while monitoring what the computer sees is the best way to go
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An AEV Procal works to monitor the output of the steering wheel while centering the steering wheel...probably others do it too.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 04:29 PM   #12
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Did you adjust your computer for the new tire size? The T/C will kick in if the computer senses one wheel is spinning faster that it should be compared to the other wheels. If it is kicking in on turns, I'm wondering if the computer is seeing this because of the new tire size.
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Unread 09-25-2013, 07:34 PM   #13
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Do you have an AEV Procal? I would get one if you don't, and set the tire size with it. That might help.
When my steering was off center my traction control would kick on also. And after straightening it with the Procal it was fine.
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An AEV Procal works to monitor the output of the steering wheel while centering the steering wheel...probably others do it too.
I just fixed this last week -- My steering felt loose like yours and steering wheel was off center. I have a procal, used to straighten the wheel. Also had a loose bolt in the steering (tie rod). The light hasn't comeon since.
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Unread 09-26-2013, 02:07 PM   #15
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Thank you all so much!!!!!
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