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Old 02-21-2011, 01:06 PM   #1
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My ESP comes on when I go around almost any curve. I would understand if I was driving fast but at 20mph? It's starting to get on my nerves. I read how to turn it off but does anyone else have trouble with it activating all the time?what might cause it to activate all the time?

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:25 PM   #2
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My ESP comes on when I go around almost any curve. I would understand if I was driving fast but at 20mph? It's starting to get on my nerves. I read how to turn it off but does anyone else have trouble with it activating all the time?what might cause it to activate all the time?
You probably need to adjust your steering wheel. We need more info though, lift? Large tires? Any hard hits offroad?

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Old 02-21-2011, 01:36 PM   #3
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It's. Factory height. It has 265/75/16s on it I've never had it off road but no sure if the person before me did. I just bought it a few weeks ago. It's a 07 x
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My guess is your steering wheel needs to be centered.

The computerized traction control keys off of the speed your two wheels on one axle are doing. If one wheel is turning a certain amount of rpms faster than the other, it will kick in. When you go around a curve, the outside wheel spins faster than the inside wheel. If your steering wheel is not centered, it can't tell when you are going around curves accurately. So it goes off.

When I lifted my jeep, it went off like crazy before my alignment, and after it is back to normal.
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I have a 2010,so im not sure if this will help.....come to a complete stop,push the esp button and hold it for maybe 10 seconds,it will shut off,then you can have some fun....hope this helps
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:10 PM   #6
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So I should go have a alignment?
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All you need to do is loosen the drag link, recenter the steering wheel, and torque down the bolts again.

I also had my caster adjusted on my control arms, and recentered my axles. Around here that cost me around $60. So to me it was worth it. But I hear alignments can be a lot of money elsewhere.
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So I should go have a alignment?
No, you most likely need to center your steering wheel, give me a few minutes and ill post the link for the diy.


Here

http://project-jk.com/jeep-jk-write-...-end-alignment
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Old 02-21-2011, 04:14 PM   #9
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No, you most likely need to center your steering wheel, give me a few minutes and ill post the link for the diy.


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Project-JK.com - Jeep JK Wrangler Resource » Basic Do-it-Yourself Jeep JK Wrangler Front End Alignment


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Cool. Thanks for the link

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