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mudbugjeep 01-04-2010 05:22 PM

A little snow and cold and jeep goes crazy
 
So I was in Kansas over the holidays enjoying some white fluff , no offroading to mention just driving to sledding spots liquor stores etc . So the 3rd mornig I get into my jeep start it and 3 lights on dash panel will not go off , BAS , AntiLock . TCP ( not the normal one this one is located right above BAS warning light) I tryed everything to get these to go off nothing worked . Next day get in jeep warning lights are off , driving down freeway with cruise control on , theses lights come on again cruise automatically goes off . This happend during my whole trip . Drove home to louisiana thoses lights would come on and stay on for hours then go back off out of the blue . Since being home in Louisiana in warmer climate it has not happened again . Has any have a clue whats happening or has had this happen to them:banghead:

jpdocdave 01-04-2010 06:19 PM

one possible theory is ice or snow getting packed into a tone ring, the part the abs sensors read to determine each wheel speed. if the sensor gets irratic info, it turns all that junk on signaling there's a problem. just one of many possibilities, there also may still be an intermittent problem and it may happen again.

i'm so glad none of my jeeps have all that crap. :D

KnottyBuoyz 01-04-2010 06:23 PM

I've had similar problems with other vehicles. Moisture can wreak havoc with electrical connections. On my IROC I had to take every connector apart and put some diaelectric grease in each one to keep the moisture out. My Jimmy was the worst. I never did figure out what was causing those kind of problems with it. So far my JK hasn't seen any problems like that and I was driving it through snowbanks for fun!

mudbugjeep 01-04-2010 06:41 PM

Yeah and here I was bragging and showing off to my norhtern family about the jeep and there like aww look at the christmas lights on your dash

USAntigoon 01-04-2010 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 516635)
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i'm so glad none of my jeeps have all that crap. :D

I wish they had a "delete all that electronic crap" option ... just barebones...

jpdocdave 01-04-2010 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by USAntigoon (Post 516650)
I wish they had a "delete all that electronic crap" option ... just barebones...

they do, its called yj :D

USAntigoon 01-04-2010 08:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 516693)
they do, its called yj :D

That's a good one....;)

Ronin 01-05-2010 07:46 AM

I haven't had that problem yet....Recently we got over 33 inches of snow. Driving around through the snow was no problem but now when I hit 55 MPH it feels like one or two of my wheels are going to fall off!! I'm not quite sure what caused it, and it has gone away somewhat now at 65 it is a very very bumpy ride and vibrates horribly. Not sure what caused this, but hopefully its a simple fix since my balance weights are still on the rims, and the lug nuts are tight.

Oh if anyone has had any similar problems, or any suggestions I would appreciate it

h2otoo 01-05-2010 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronin (Post 516987)
I haven't had that problem yet....Recently we got over 33 inches of snow. Driving around through the snow was no problem but now when I hit 55 MPH it feels like one or two of my wheels are going to fall off!! I'm not quite sure what caused it, and it has gone away somewhat now at 65 it is a very very bumpy ride and vibrates horribly. Not sure what caused this, but hopefully its a simple fix since my balance weights are still on the rims, and the lug nuts are tight.

Oh if anyone has had any similar problems, or any suggestions I would appreciate it

Pretty much same thing happened to me after the first good size snow. Just going downtown and felt like the wheels were going to fall off. Got home and knocked all the ice off the wheels and all was well. Next day took it on a 500 mile trip with no problems. Give the ice the boot!:)

Bob:wavey:

KnottyBuoyz 01-05-2010 07:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Ronin (Post 516987)
Oh if anyone has had any similar problems, or any suggestions I would appreciate it

Likely snow & ice built up on the inside of the wheels. Get it in out of the cold and let it thaw out. Chances are your vibration will go away!

crash2000 01-05-2010 10:40 PM

people, the warning lights are from the abs sensors, clogged up with snow and ice, i'm having this problem right now in my car...

the other issue is snow and ice built up, inside the wheel rim, causing your balance to be off, again, you neet to bust up the snow on the inside of the rim...

jpdocdave 01-05-2010 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by crash2000 (Post 517640)
people, the warning lights are from the abs sensors, clogged up with snow and ice, i'm having this problem right now in my car...

the other issue is snow and ice built up, inside the wheel rim, causing your balance to be off, again, you neet to bust up the snow on the inside of the rim...


i wonder why that guy in the first response didn't think of that? :flipoff::rofl:

crash2000 01-05-2010 11:19 PM

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Originally Posted by jpdocdave (Post 517642)
i wonder why that guy in the first response didn't think of that? :flipoff::rofl:

I was backing up your reply...

I'll see you :flipoff:, and double it :flipoff::flipoff:

jpdocdave 01-06-2010 08:20 AM

^:rofl: just joshin anyway.

BeerMonkeY 01-07-2010 09:33 PM

i had ice break off my sensor on my rear wheel last winter, did all the same thing yours is doing


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