(getting the "magic 8 ball" out of mothballs now)I have been having quite a few problems with the ESP engaging when it shouldn't after having my lift installed. Is there any fix for this issue??
It's a 3" Pro Comp lift, 33" tires, X. I have no Idea what SAS parameters are....
I looked at my reciept and it is a 4" front and 2" rear Pro Comp lift. Is there any way to get a pitman arm so that I can get rid of this annoying issue? I appreciate your help Joe.
Wow. I hope they did more than that. Did they put rear shocks on it?? If they put 4" springs up front with NO provisions for the trac-bar (either bracket or new bar) and no pitman arm Thats the START of your problem. Is there a way you can take some pics of the stuff they installed and post them?? I hate to tell you this, but I would suggest taking it back to them and either getting a new kit or getting your $$ back. Its not really the fact that you dont plan on wheeling it hard, the Jeep doesnt know that. All it knows is that none on the parts are working together. Whats bad with this Jeep, thats different with the TJ, is its alot more "forgiving" for being able to piece together a cheap lift kit that will lift it to get bigger tires, but all of the electronics that moniter things that dont work correctly with the "throw together lift" ( Sorry, I really mean no dis-respect, but thats what it is) is what is REALLY causing your problem. You are going to add piece by piece to get it right, and its going to cost 3X more than getting a kit that covers all the bases.In the front the springs, shocks, and control arms were changed out. In the rear, as far as what the guys at 4wheel parts said, spacers were added. If you can tell me what I would need to add/replace I would really appreciate it. I don't really plan on ever doing any serious rock crawling. The most I am going to do is some mild offroading (trails and the beach since I'm in Hawaii). Thanks!
The ESP/BAS problems may be due to a sensor known as the "dynamic sensor." This sensor is located near the center of the vehicle and it is used to determine the tilt and G-forces. This sensor is designed to detect a potential roll-over condition and the ESP module uses info from the sensor to apply brakes automatically in an attempt to prevent a roll-over. The real problem is that sensors do fail and when this sensor actually fails the module causes a brake to be applied. In the wrong conditions, such a braking action can actually cause an accident. The following mpg videos show a defective dynamic sensor telling my front right brake to be applied automatically on a dry level road surface.I've read in multiple places that people are having problems with their electronic stability program after putting lifts on their jeep. Is anyone having problems with it stock? I bought my jeep a couple months ago and have 4000 miles on it. My esp has come on 3 or 4 times while driving on a normal road. Once I was taking a slow gradual turn to the right (approx. 10mph), once I was driving in a straight line, and the most recent time I came around a right hand corner and needed to stop for traffic and a red light. My problem is that the stability program does not appear to be coming on to help with traction. All the times it has happened it's been dry roads and I didn't feel off balance. Instead, the light comes on when I hit my brakes which causes: the jeep to shake, make grinding noise, and prevent me from braking. The most recent time it happened the shaking put me into the oncoming lane of traffic and I almost rear ended the car in front of me.
I took it in to the dealer and they told me that they ran it on the computer and no errors came up. He said that the program is very sensitive and that Chrysler is aware of the problem and are going to find a way to fix it. I was told that there is nothing that they can do to solve the problem and to continue driving it. When I questioned what happens if it causes me to get into an accident, he said that he guesses I'll be sueing Chrysler.
I don't know what to do from this point forward. I'm nervous when I hit the brakes, because I don't know when it might prevent me from stopping. My friends bought a 4 door a couple weeks after I did and their light has never came on (with 3000 miles on it). My husband's Dodge Ram has the same stability program in it and we've never had a problem with his vehicle either. His boss said that they should replace our Jeep since they are unable to fix it. When we called Chrysler, they did not care to hear about the problem.