Started my jeep for the first time in 9 days. This time around, I did not disconnect the battery cable. I was wondering if the JK would do a repeat performance after having let it sit for 9 days over Thanksgiving. It did not disappoint.
First, the battery was dead. Fortunately I have an inclined driveway and a manual tranny, so I was able to roll backwards and pop the clutch while in reverse to turn the engine over. Then I was greeted with the ESP light. No big deal, my steering wheel was off center and recently fixed, so thought maybe it was still a little bit off. Then the fun started. Tried to make a left turn across a busy road when going to work, and romped on the gas - suddenly some kind of governor kick in, and the JK lost almost all power. I presume this is what people refer to as "limp mode". Not fun to discover your jeep is in limp mode when trying to quickly pull across a busy intersection. Fortunately I didn't hit anyone (or rather, no one hit me).
Thankfully, the old "reboot" strategy worked - after turning the engine off and back on (having to pop the clutch while in gear to turn the jeep over!) all of the lights went off and everything was back to normal...
I parked in the garage this morning facing the downhill ramp, just in case I need to do the manual-start trick to get me home!
Never a dull moment with these vehicles!