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post #1 of 6 Old 05-15-2008, 10:46 AM Thread Starter
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Hit a pothole - instrument lights stay on

I hit a massive pothole on the highway last weekend which stopped all conversation in the truck.

As a result, my alignment is obviosly off since the steering wheel's left when i'm going straight but my concern is, the skid light and ESP light stay on at all times now.

Any ideas anyone? Just trying to have an idea of what to expect. I would of loved to bring it to a local shop to get the inspection done but I think Jeep would be a better decision... just worried about the bill

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post #2 of 6 Old 05-15-2008, 11:05 AM
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Both the compass & patriot should have steering angle/YAW sensors, in all likelyhood performing an alignent should also take care of the lights.
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post #3 of 6 Old 05-15-2008, 01:34 PM
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I would second this, the lateral and yaw sensor will be saying you are going straight but the steering angle senor will say you are turning so flags a fault.

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post #4 of 6 Old 05-15-2008, 01:51 PM
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If your steering wheel is that far off you may have bent a tie rod or control arm. I agree tho the yaw sensor is sensing the car is not tracking properly so the computer has shut down the ESP which is why the lights are on.
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I just took a sigh of relief... I of course wont hold you guys to anything but it makes sense.

The wheel is not turned to point where I would be making a UTurn but is obviously off center. Hopefully it's an alignment and not a rod for my pocket's sake but I'll let you guys know.

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So I got the alignment done and no dice... The ESP BAS and the skid lights still remain on. Any suggestions?


The lights went off after driving around a little.

Thanks for the info guys

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