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07-21-2012 06:15 PM
VizzJK
Quote:
Originally Posted by daggo66

Yes.
Thank you! I tried this many times but didn't realize you have to be in 4 wheel drive
07-20-2012 12:20 PM
Alaska Jeep Guy Having a winch or a come along would have given you options other than the tow truck if you had truly been stuck. Something to think about for you next solo Jeep adventure!

I don't have much Jeep experience, but I was once stuck in a mud hole in my '72 International Scout with completely inadequate tires. I was out of options so I threw it into 4L and it tractored right out of that thing. Amazing!! (I started carrying a come along after that moment of triumph!! )
07-20-2012 06:52 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by lingle80 View Post
So in my 2010 jku sport the "ESP" button is the the one with car sliding around?
Yes, same as every other JK. It would serve you well to review your manual on your DVD or download it from www.jeep.com.
07-19-2012 10:43 PM
lingle80 So in my 2010 jku sport the "ESP" button is the the one with car sliding around?
07-19-2012 09:13 PM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by VizzJK View Post
does the 5 second rule apply to a 2007??
Yes.
07-19-2012 09:01 PM
VizzJK does the 5 second rule apply to a 2007??
07-19-2012 08:19 PM
ESP
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Originally Posted by jpstoner View Post
So I was about to ask about ESP but then...
Yes?
07-19-2012 08:16 PM
ESP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandenburg View Post
I am confusing hill descent...you're right.
I stand corrected -- at least partially. I just went out and snapped to shots of my buttons



Looks like mine isn't marked ESP, but just has an icon. I really haven't messed with it much.
Nice...an off road button.
07-19-2012 01:12 PM
Brandenburg
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Originally Posted by jpstoner View Post
So I was about to ask about ESP but then...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ple...-me-54624.html
Informative thread. Thanks.


A few moments ago, I completely disengaged mine (which shows an icon and not the letters ESP). A dashlight lit up and called is ESC (maybe they changed the name?)
07-19-2012 12:34 PM
jpstoner So I was about to ask about ESP but then...
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/ple...-me-54624.html
07-19-2012 11:15 AM
CapnRich22 twxsby i think there is a partial disengage, and a full disengage... not 100%
07-19-2012 11:14 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by twxsby View Post
This confuses me, when I engage 4WD, it automatically disengages ESP, and when in 2WD, I only have to push the button, do not have to hold it for 5 seconds.
4LOW disengages it automatically. 4HIGH does not and it needs to be held in for 5 seconds for it to be FULLY off. Pressing it once in 4H turns it partially off as it would be in 2WD. You cannot turn it FULLY off in 2WD.
07-19-2012 10:44 AM
twxsby
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Shift to 4H and hold that in for 5 seconds.
This confuses me, when I engage 4WD, it automatically disengages ESP, and when in 2WD, I only have to push the button, do not have to hold it for 5 seconds.
07-19-2012 10:18 AM
daggo66
07-19-2012 10:16 AM
Brandenburg
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
That's it. Shift to 4H and hold that in for 5 seconds. You will hear a beep and your display will read ESP OFF. It will allow your wheels to spin (which cleans the mud from your tires) without braking and reducing power. You want it off in deep mud, sand or snow when off road. On the road it helps prevent a loss of vehicle control.
Thanks! You all gave me the answers I was needing. I had forgotten that I did have the traction control button (not one I use much...especially since we had a near-snow free winter). I'm gonna go look for some places to mess around with it.
07-19-2012 09:57 AM
daggo66 That's it. Shift to 4H and hold that in for 5 seconds. You will hear a beep and your display will read ESP OFF. It will allow your wheels to spin (which cleans the mud from your tires) without braking and reducing power. You want it off in deep mud, sand or snow when off road. On the road it helps prevent a loss of vehicle control.
07-19-2012 09:50 AM
Brandenburg I am confusing hill descent...you're right.
I stand corrected -- at least partially. I just went out and snapped to shots of my buttons



Looks like mine isn't marked ESP, but just has an icon. I really haven't messed with it much.
07-19-2012 09:45 AM
daggo66 You are confusing this with hill descent control. All JK's have ESP and the button.
07-19-2012 09:43 AM
Brandenburg
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Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESP stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability
due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
pressing and holding the ESP OFF switch for five seconds
when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. In
this mode, all ESP and TCS stability features are turned
off except for the “limited slip” feature described in the
TCS section. After five seconds, a chime will sound, the
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the “ESP
OFF
 message will appear in the odometer. Refer to
“Compass and Mini-Trip Computer — If Equipped” in
Section 4 of this manual. To turn ESP on again, momentarily
press the ESP OFF switch. This will restore the
normal “ESP On” mode of operation.

NOTE:
The ESP system will change to “Partial Off” mode if
the vehicle speed exceeds 40 mph (64 km/h). After the
vehicle speed is reduced below 35 mph (56 km/h), the
ESP system will return to “Full Off” mode.

The “ESP OFF” message will display and the audible
chime will sound when the shift lever is placed in the
PARK position from any position other than PARK,
and then moved out of the PARK position. This will

occur even if the message was previously cleared.


I think I remember seeing this option used in the Jeep training vids that came on the dvd. In the video, the hubby and wife were traveling down a steep, rocky hill....that's when I realized I didn't have it.
07-19-2012 09:42 AM
daggo66
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Originally Posted by Brandenburg View Post
Yep. As I have manual shift, I don't seem to have that option. I think I now remember seeing that it's only an automatic transmission option.
Negative.
07-19-2012 09:40 AM
KittyPrawn As far as I understand it, ESP (as well as the kill-switch) is standard in Jeeps. You might be a little concerned if you are 100% certain that button doesn't exist..
07-19-2012 09:40 AM
daggo66
This mode is intended for off-highway or off-road use
when ESP stability features could inhibit vehicle maneuverability
due to trail conditions. This mode is entered by
pressing and holding the ESP OFF switch for five seconds
when the vehicle is stopped and the engine is running. In
this mode, all ESP and TCS stability features are turned
off except for the “limited slip” feature described in the
TCS section. After five seconds, a chime will sound, the
“ESP/TCS Indicator Light” will illuminate, and the “ESP
OFF
 message will appear in the odometer. Refer to
“Compass and Mini-Trip Computer — If Equipped” in
Section 4 of this manual. To turn ESP on again, momentarily
press the ESP OFF switch. This will restore the
normal “ESP On” mode of operation.

NOTE:
The ESP system will change to “Partial Off” mode if
the vehicle speed exceeds 40 mph (64 km/h). After the
vehicle speed is reduced below 35 mph (56 km/h), the
ESP system will return to “Full Off” mode.

The “ESP OFF” message will display and the audible
chime will sound when the shift lever is placed in the
PARK position from any position other than PARK,
and then moved out of the PARK position. This will

occur even if the message was previously cleared.
07-19-2012 09:39 AM
Brandenburg
Quote:
Originally Posted by daggo66 View Post
It's to the right of those buttons.
Yep. As I have manual shift, I don't seem to have that option. I think I now remember seeing that it's only an automatic transmission option.
07-19-2012 09:35 AM
daggo66
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brandenburg View Post
Sorry, but what is the ESP button? I only have Axle Lock and Sway Bar buttons...right?
It's to the right of those buttons.
07-19-2012 09:28 AM
CapnRich22 hahha nice!... i don't have a rubicon but i have an automatic X model and i have the ESP
07-19-2012 09:28 AM
Brandenburg
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Originally Posted by ESP View Post
I hate mud and wheeling alone is dangerous and never a good idea.

Yes on both accounts. I was just testing and it was kinda spontaneous which was why I was by myself. Certainly this might be a good reason to consider a winch in the future.
07-19-2012 09:26 AM
Brandenburg Funny Capnrich22...we did the same google
07-19-2012 09:25 AM
Brandenburg Yeah, I'm looking here and I definitely don't have this button



Is that on automatic models?
07-19-2012 09:25 AM
CapnRich22
07-19-2012 09:23 AM
Brandenburg
Quote:
Originally Posted by jagerhelix View Post
The lockers would have helped immensily. Without them your jeep will try to send power to the two wheels with the least traction(one front, one rear). So if you had a tire with little to no traction it would recieve all the power while your other tire wouldn't. So essentially you had one tire in the front and one on the back spinning and slowly moving you forward as they clear mud out of them.

Now if you had your lockers engaged. It would have provided 100% of your power to all four tires regardless of the levels of traction they had (true four wheel drive). I think it would be worth putting yourself back in the same type of spot (not a construction site) just to see the difference and capability of running with locked differentials. And with mud you want to keep the tires moving so they can clear out the mud and continue grabbing to pull you forward.

Good luck! Awesome story
Thanks for that! Your advice is similar to a few things I was reading on other forums (I began doing my homework the moment I got back home safely). I just know all of you here have much more experience and I'm hoping a little of it will rub off on me lol
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