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Traction Control with its own mind? help?

About a month ago my ABS, ESP, and Traction Control lights flipped on the dash. Starting the engine cold and trying to go somewhere sets off the traction control system stopping any kind of accelleration. Obvious its the traction control it only has this problem while accelerating. For some reason the colder it is outside the worse it does it and the longer it continues to take over traction. Typically, as the car warms up (more so then the engine) it will stop doing it.
I checked all the tires. They are all good with 35 pounds each.

Any ideas before i turn this problem and my wallet over to a dealer?
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About a month ago my ABS, ESP, and Traction Control lights flipped on the dash. Starting the engine cold and trying to go somewhere sets off the traction control system stopping any kind of accelleration. Obvious its the traction control it only has this problem while accelerating. For some reason the colder it is outside the worse it does it and the longer it continues to take over traction. Typically, as the car warms up (more so then the engine) it will stop doing it.
I checked all the tires. They are all good with 35 pounds each.

Any ideas before i turn this problem and my wallet over to a dealer?
So what changed? Lift? Tires? Out of the blue? Have you checked all your nutz & bolts???

More info man, more info. If nothin I'd either be wrenchin or haulin ass to a shop somewhere.

edit: not just nuts & blots but bent shit, check your toe, etc....

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If your steering wheel is perfectly centered, and assuming you haven't made any recent adjustments to your suspension set-up.....it could be the steering angle sensor. I would scan it to see if you are getting any codes.

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So what changed? Lift? Tires? Out of the blue? Have you checked all your nutz & bolts???

More info man, more info.
Nothing has changed at all. no lift no new tires anything. seriously the only thing that has changed around here is the temperature outside. how come my jet ski give me codes yet i have to pay someone a bunch a money to plug something in and tell me a code?

the wheel is centered and it doesnt pull one way or the other.
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Nothing has changed at all. no lift no new tires anything. seriously the only thing that has changed around here is the temperature outside. how come my jet ski give me codes yet i have to pay someone a bunch a money to plug something in and tell me a code?

the wheel is centered and it doesnt pull one way or the other.
You can pull the last code without a reader. Search is your friend


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My Jeep will give me the ESP BAS "BS" lights every now and then. I hate all this computer junk they have on the Wranglers. I guess it's good for some, but the second you start lifting and tinkering and still use it as a DD you wind up fighting the electronic components of the vehicle.

Mine usually clears itself after a few miles of drive time. It's been recentered after the lift, and it's just now started giving me some trouble after bending my drag link (understandably so). But it has done it without any modification or tweaks before. Computers...

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[QUOTE=Jagrmaister;570022]My Jeep will give me the ESP BAS "BS" lights every now and then. I hate all this computer junk they have on the Wranglers. I guess it's good for some, but the second you start lifting and tinkering and still use it as a DD you wind up fighting the electronic components of the vehicle.
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Sad to admit. I havent really dont anything to it as far as how it rides. No lift, no big tires, like that. Only thing i did was swapped out the 18s and put the Rubi set up on it.

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I will definetly pull that tomorrow to see what comes up. Huge thanks.
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6 dashes. and im 100% convinced that it has to do with engine temperature somehow. as soon as the engine or some commonent warms up its fine.
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6 dashes. and im 100% convinced that it has to do with engine temperature somehow. as soon as the engine or some commonent warms up its fine.
Is it a Rubi? If so mess around with the electronic swaybar motor wiring ie. unplug it and see if things clear up. Ive heard of those things causing all kinds of strange gremlins. Otherwise break out the chicken bones and start a voodoo dance.

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I know some like the ABS and other systems that come on the JK (and all new cars & trucks) but man, I miss the days before all the computer controled crap.

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