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Old 01-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #1
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Question Did I trick the traction control?

Last week I installed a Rubicon Express 2" spacer lift and adjustable track bar. Well a couple of days ago I noticed that the track bar needed adjusting, passenger side wheel was "sucked in " about 5/8". Just now I pulled the track bar loose and was going to "adjust" it when I realized that it was adjusted all the way in and adjusting it out would have only thrown the already "sucked in" wheel off more. So I put the original track bar back on, readjusted the steering wheel and took it for a test drive. After about 3/10 of a mile the traction control light came on and the traction control started engaging, mind you I am on a paved city street???? I drove for approx. another 1/2 mile and it intermittently would come on, I turned the traction control off and all was well. Came home readjusted the steering wheel (the previous adjustment left the wheel slightly off center) looked for anything broken and or disconnected, nothing was found so I took it back on the same roads for a test drive... No problems? When I was messing with the trackbar, I jacked up the drivers side wheel off the ground thinking it would relieve some tension from the trackbar and while the wheel was off the ground I spun it a couple of times, could this have fooled the traction control? Sorry for long dissertation, just wanted tell the whole story.

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If your steering wheel was not centered, that would trigger it.

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If your steering wheel was not centered, that would trigger it.
Thank you for quick reply....
I'm new to Jeeps, how does it know?
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Thank you for quick reply....
I'm new to Jeeps, how does it know?
It has a sensor.
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Got it, the wheels are traveling straight (same rotation on each) but the steering wheel is "reading" a turn and thinks the wheels are slipping! Dang this thing is smart!
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Got it, the wheels are traveling straight (same rotation on each) but the steering wheel is "reading" a turn and thinks the wheels are slipping! Dang this thing is smart!
Exactly.
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Got it, the wheels are traveling straight (same rotation on each) but the steering wheel is "reading" a turn and thinks the wheels are slipping! Dang this thing is smart!
Should have thought this thru a little better before showing my inexperience, Oh well it's all part of learning new things!!!
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At the risk of sounding condescending....did you adjust the track bar or the drag link by mistake. Factory track bar has no adjustment
Edit: never mind..I reread your post and you do have an adj. track bar

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