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Re: 2014 Durango AWD V-6 snow report

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Did the noise sound like a grinding or what might sound like wheels spinning (but on dry pavement)?

If so, based on a recent experience in my Yukon, what you probably heard was the ABS system activating the brakes in an attempt to reduce wheel spin and regain traction.

My educated guess is that what you had occur was normal operation.
Yes, it did sound like ABS chatter.
something new for me, I guess... My 2005 F150 4x4 didn't have traction control, it just knew "go" when in 4WD. My Pilot was FWD and never sent anything to the other axle.
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Re: 2014 Durango AWD V-6 snow report

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Well, my area in Maryland got about 9" of snow yesterday. I spent hours out in the worst of it (yet didn't cover that many miles -- people can't drive in Maryland!) Lots of 10MPH drivers with hazards on.

Overall, the Durango did well. Really wish I had some way of actively engaging the AWD. I saw no sort of indication when AWD did or did not kick in. I tried pushing the limits on a few turns and the Durango had no intention of turning. I tried at various speeds and my lesson learned was "take all turns cautiously". Not bad advice anyway but I know the limit (low). [/LIST]
Did you try kicking off the Traction Control and seeing what difference that makes. On my Escape, I find the vehicle working against the brake sometimes when the wheel spins, particularly when the vehicle is at low speed when it's just getting going. It works much better if I click Traction control off, then when I get it going, I click it back on. I wonder if that would have helped when making the turns. The Durango manual (I think it starts on page 440), specifically says you may need to click it off in deep snow.

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Re: 2014 Durango AWD V-6 snow report

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Did you try kicking off the Traction Control and seeing what difference that makes. On my Escape, I find the vehicle working against the brake sometimes when the wheel spins, particularly when the vehicle is at low speed when it's just getting going. It works much better if I click Traction control off, then when I get it going, I click it back on. I wonder if that would have helped when making the turns. The Durango manual (I think it starts on page 440), specifically says you may need to click it off in deep snow.

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Thanks John. I did not try turning off the traction control. The thought never even crossed my mind but I will be sure to give that a shot next time.
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