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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:36 am 
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I hate traction control, where i live its kicking in all the time most often at the wrong time. The ESP disable button seems to be there as a decoration. Is there anyway of disabling the traction control short of buying a 2005?

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 10:19 pm 
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the only way I know of is to pull the ABS pump fuse; but then you loose ABS (duh) which is a drawback.

I think I remember seeing somebody wire a switch inline with the fuse so they could disable it from inside the vehicle


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:07 pm 
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some chrysler cars have a switch to disable.
you could un plug abs module but you loose abs/ esp


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 Post subject: Re: disable traction control
PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 11:30 pm 
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bigcoupee wrote:
I hate traction control, where i live its kicking in all the time most often at the wrong time. The ESP disable button seems to be there as a decoration. Is there anyway of disabling the traction control short of buying a 2005?


Traction control kicking in means that it's time to put it in full time 4X4. :lol:

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Did not know the 06 had trac control, especially one that can not be switched off...even happier that I have an 05.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:42 pm 
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ESP has been fantastic on icy roads in our 2006. I tried throwing the vehicle into hard turns and giving throttle to get it to spin out, but it really kept its composure. I have not been a fan of traction control systems on other vehicles, but I am impressed with how well ESP works in 4WD-FT on the CRD.

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 Post subject: ESP
PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 6:03 pm 
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The only time I found shutting off the ESP helped, was when I was towing the OLD VW Van with a tow bar. The ESP would over correct for what the Van was doing to the Liberty with a strong side wind. As soon as I got home, I unhooked the tow bar and I turned the ESP back on. The only time my ESP light comes on is under slippery conditions, if the road is super slick I put it into Part Time 4WD and for normal slick I go with Full Time 4WD, so I don't get the drive train wind up.
I have driven rental cars with Traction Control that I could not rock out of being stuck with out shutting off the Traction Control. Unlike Traction Control, I have not had the Big Brother is helping the nut behind the wheel feeling with ESP.

One place often overlooked as being a slick spot, is at intersections where the old clunker Semis and Garbage Trucks drip oil onto the pavement. When it is dry, the oil is absorbed by the asphalt, but when it is wet, the water brings some of the oil, not yet absorbed out of the asphalt pockets and up to where the tires contact the pavement, making the wheels spin and setting off the ESP.

If you want to have some fun, this is a time you can put the transfer case selector into Part Time 4WD and humiliate the Big Block Tahoe, Suburban,or Expedition next to you at the light with your CRD (been there done that) :idea:

I have never had my ESP light come on when I have it in Part Time 4WD :wink:

BTW, BlackLibertyCRD has the right fix too.

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I've had my traction control come on and try to control the jeep doing 50 mph on Baja washboard roads had to turn it off, it made it real squirelly.


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