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10-29-2016 01:38 PM
Crixus
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Originally Posted by Montreal300 View Post
Not true. Traction control is the manipulation of the braking system not the transfer case.
Thanks. I was pretty sure he was incorrect.
10-29-2016 07:16 AM
Montreal300 Not true. Traction control is the manipulation of the braking system not the transfer case.
10-28-2016 10:37 PM
Crixus
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Originally Posted by optdoug View Post
Without the traction control, you won't have 4 wheel drive unless you manually put it in 4wd low. Traction control is kind of like the 4hi setting on older GC's, XJ's and wranglers. The difference is that it automatically kicks in when the traction control senses that it needs it.
Can anyone confirm this? I have the base Laredo 4X4. No option for any 4wd settings.pretty sure it's just 4X4 all the time.
10-28-2016 06:22 PM
optdoug
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Originally Posted by Crixus View Post
Thought of something I wanted to ask. You say the traction control system is not working. Does that mean I'll be slipping and sliding all over the road in winter weather? We are expecting our first snowfall soon.
Without the traction control, you won't have 4 wheel drive unless you manually put it in 4wd low. Traction control is kind of like the 4hi setting on older GC's, XJ's and wranglers. The difference is that it automatically kicks in when the traction control senses that it needs it.
10-28-2016 12:08 PM
Montreal300 Most of these parts guys have a basic OBD2 code reader. Next time ask if they have a reader for ABS braking system codes.
Stability control (squiggly) is not terribly important but it's nice to have in really crappy weather. ABS on the other hand is a life saver that allows you to steer through a problem while being close to lockup. It's saved my butt a few times.
10-28-2016 11:19 AM
CrazyCatSir
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Originally Posted by Crixus View Post
~Update~
Went to pep boys and a greasy oil stained mechanic plopped down onto my clean seats, farted, then plugged a code puller into the slot. He saw the abs and tcs lights and said I would need a full diagnostic to find out the problem as the code puller was more for check engine light stuff.

I politely asked him to get out of my car asap and went on my way.
Yup, that's your typical "auto parts store" experience for ya... haha... sorry, I hate ABS, that's why I pulled it out of my '89 XJ and now just have a regular braking system, much better
10-28-2016 11:12 AM
Crixus ~Update~
Went to pep boys and a greasy oil stained mechanic plopped down onto my clean seats, farted, then plugged a code puller into the slot. He saw the abs and tcs lights and said I would need a full diagnostic to find out the problem as the code puller was more for check engine light stuff.

I politely asked him to get out of my car asap and went on my way.
10-27-2016 07:29 AM
RCS1300
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Originally Posted by Crixus View Post
Thought of something I wanted to ask. You say the traction control system is not working. Does that mean I'll be slipping and sliding all over the road in winter weather? We are expecting our first snowfall soon.
If it is the abs sensor(s), a couple things will happen.

1. the abs braking system will not engage, meaning that one tire may lock up sending you into a spin on a wet/slick highway.

2. the traction controls system will not work, meaning that power will not be distributed to the wheel that is not spinning - translation: you may get stuck in the snow.
10-26-2016 10:56 PM
DavidGascon
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Originally Posted by Crixus
I guess I didn't notice it being activated last year driving through snowstorms. I have meaty AT tires and working 4X4 I'll be fine. Don't think tcs is that big a deal is it?
Some auto parts store can read codes for free. I know o o o, o'reillys does.
10-26-2016 12:06 PM
Crixus
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Originally Posted by colinzj View Post

Only if you've forgotten how to drive without a computerized overlord correcting for your mistakes.
I guess I didn't notice it being activated last year driving through snowstorms. I have meaty AT tires and working 4X4 I'll be fine. Don't think tcs is that big a deal is it?
10-25-2016 06:55 PM
TurboDiesel be careful with the front sensors they are in the hubs and known to snap...ask me how i know haha

i like you can drill them out or something to put the new sensors in...i just replaced the whole hub
10-25-2016 05:53 PM
bobbylx Welcome to my world.... https://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f67/h...nings-3875049/
Mine also has the ESP/BAS light on and the parking brake light. You don't have to get the dealer to pull codes. I ordered a Bluedriver and it works great. It will actually clear the codes as well. My local dealer said they would read the codes for $125, no repairs included and they won't clear them. Bluedriver cost $99 on Amazon.

I just ordered 4 new mopar wheel speed sensors and am going to try swapping all of them this weekend. I think I'm in worse shape than you though, I really do believe my ABS Module is the problem....
10-25-2016 05:45 PM
colinzj
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Originally Posted by Crixus View Post
Does that mean I'll be slipping and sliding all over the road in winter weather?
Only if you've forgotten how to drive without a computerized overlord correcting for your mistakes.
10-25-2016 03:43 PM
Crixus Thought of something I wanted to ask. You say the traction control system is not working. Does that mean I'll be slipping and sliding all over the road in winter weather? We are expecting our first snowfall soon.
10-24-2016 06:54 PM
Crixus Alright thanks as always fellas. Gonna get those codes, don't want it to be something serious.
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