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Old 02-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #1
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Unhappy SLIP and ESP/BAS lights after muddin...ugghhh

Went muddin this weekend. Everything was great. On the way home the SLIP and ESP/BAS lights came on and will not go off. It's driving great but after looking online I've freaked myself out thinking my breaks will lock up and I'll crash into a tree or something. Going to try centering the steering tonight. Also, was in water STUCK over my bumper...getting differential and transmission fluids changed tonight too...I'm really hoping I haven't screwed something up really bad since I read you shouldn't push in the clutch or change gears when under water...how are you supposed to get out if you don't.......so any ideas? Little worried. 2010 Wrangler. 4" lift with 33's.

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Old 02-18-2013, 02:47 PM   #2
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I was in the same boat yesterday stuck with water over the front bumper. I'm going to change my diff fluid as a precaution. I've read about the concern in shifting while in water, but I had no choice. Anything I should investigate/inspect for damage?

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Although looking at this thread:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ext...se-185089.html

I don't know that my breather hoses were under water.
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Went muddin this weekend. Everything was great. On the way home the SLIP and ESP/BAS lights came on and will not go off. It's driving great but after looking online I've freaked myself out thinking my breaks will lock up and I'll crash into a tree or something. Going to try centering the steering tonight. Also, was in water STUCK over my bumper...getting differential and transmission fluids changed tonight too...I'm really hoping I haven't screwed something up really bad since I read you shouldn't push in the clutch or change gears when under water...how are you supposed to get out if you don't.......so any ideas? Little worried. 2010 Wrangler. 4" lift with 33's.
Those 3 lights came on when I broke a TPMS wheel sensor. Run the code first at a place that can read ABS codes. Hopefully that's it. Cheap and easy fix. You can clean the wheel sensors yourself to see if that fixes the problem. Mud and dirt can get between the wheel and sensor.

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Old 02-18-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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Those lights together are often an indicator of a wheel speed sensor. Like 35 bucks for the part and very easy to replace. Have auto zone scan it for you
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Ok...thanks...and I didn't know about breather hoses either, so have to check that too. Man there's a lot to know about just have fun...but it'll be worth it. I just don't want to have an issue while driving down the freeway. Hopefully changing out the oil in both places will avoid any future problems too.
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Those lights together are often an indicator of a wheel speed sensor. Like 35 bucks for the part and very easy to replace. Have auto zone scan it for you
This is most likely the problem.
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Those lights together are often an indicator of a wheel speed sensor. Like 35 bucks for the part and very easy to replace. Have auto zone scan it for you
Check the code in your driveway first.
http://www.jk-forum.com/jk-write-ups...ey-mean-22539/
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Old 02-18-2013, 03:52 PM   #9
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if you mean turning the key where you see the lines and DONE...that's all we are getting...no codes...
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That is what I meant.

I'm lost if the codes are coming up clean. Are you under warranty by chance?
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Centering the steering wheel should work. Takes about 5 min to make the adjustment. I would try that first.
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Those 3 lights came on when I broke a TPMS wheel sensor. Run the code first at a place that can read ABS codes. Hopefully that's it. Cheap and easy fix. You can clean the wheel sensors yourself to see if that fixes the problem. Mud and dirt can get between the wheel and sensor.

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Have you ever seen our wheel speed sensors? They set into the hub, have an o ring seal, and are held in place with an Allen head bolt. By design water and dirt can't get inside.


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Went muddin this weekend. Everything was great. On the way home the SLIP and ESP/BAS lights came on and will not go off. It's driving great but after looking online I've freaked myself out thinking my breaks will lock up and I'll crash into a tree or something. Going to try centering the steering tonight. Also, was in water STUCK over my bumper...getting differential and transmission fluids changed tonight too...I'm really hoping I haven't screwed something up really bad since I read you shouldn't push in the clutch or change gears when under water...how are you supposed to get out if you don't.......so any ideas? Little worried. 2010 Wrangler. 4" lift with 33's.
Is you steering wheel off center?
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Have you ever seen our wheel speed sensors? They set into the hub, have an o ring seal, and are held in place with an Allen head bolt. By design water and dirt can't get inside.

Is you steering wheel off center?
Yes. I've cleaned dirt off of mine before. I cleaned it before bringing the jeep to the dealership.
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The sensors are pretty well protected, but they do fail pretty often from what I've seen.

A steering wheel off center will produce an ESP light. If your abs,esp, and hill brake assist (manual) are inop it is most likely the sensor.
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I had a wheel speed sensor shatter into the hub and it had to be pulled apart to clean it out. Sucked big time.
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The sensors are pretty well protected, but they do fail pretty often from what I've seen.

A steering wheel off center will produce an ESP light. If your abs,esp, and hill brake assist (manual) are inop it is most likely the sensor.

Yeah, the sensors are fragile and will break easy but I don't buy into the notion that its easy for dirt and water to get inside the sensor location.
Having offroad debris snag a sensor harness and break/damage it is a possibility. OP should have a code(s) though.
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Agreed, properly seated it would be near impossible for anything to get in there. I've had two fail. One from damage, and the other just randomly gave up on life.
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Yeah, the sensors are fragile and will break easy but I don't buy into the notion that its easy for dirt and water to get inside the sensor location.
Having offroad debris snag a sensor harness and break/damage it is a possibility. OP should have a code(s) though.
Agree

Broke mine doing ball joints and had Had drill it out
There's a 0-ring that will keep crap out.
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Old 07-24-2013, 12:10 PM   #19
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Anyone know if they have a replacement wire plug for right rear anywhere I can purchase or does new sensor come with plug?

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