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Old 08-01-2016, 06:45 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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Had a similar problem when beach camping with our caravan, after being parked up for a couple of days sand had built up around the tyres so cleared it and raised to OR1 but with the van getting momentum was a bit hard and started to dig in so turned off the car to do a bit more digging and then try again, went to take off and the car was bottomed out it was at this stage I noticed it had reset itself back to normal and lowered again. We eventually drove off the beach but a lesson learnt if the car is turned off during a raised event it needs to be dialled in again for lifting before starting off😳
Biggest lesson in a jeep is you dont drive it like your old 4x4 nissan or toyota. Each time you start it and before moving select your mode, auto will bog in sand, select sand and it wont. Also make sure you have had the transfercase tsb updated. Mine would disengage the front axles bogging itself. Once i realised of the tsb fix i now have no issues. There are so many tsb's out there but oddly they are only applied if you complain or ask. They are not performed during a routine service.

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Old 08-01-2016, 08:56 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
When in low range and starting manually in 1st gear by using the manual paddles. (Actually happens without selection 1st manually as well)

If i loose traction going up a hill the wheels without traction will spine but when giving it slightly more throttle to get it to grip it will go into 2nd then 3rd then almost bog down and turn off.
Happens quiet a bit now.

I can select different settings on the dial and doesnt make a difference as well.

Also when it is loosing traction and the front wheels as being gripped by the abs it is making a very loud cracking noise.
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:05 AM
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Here is an older video with the noise
https://youtu.be/zB-tEBTSn4A
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:18 AM
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

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Here is an older video with the noise
https://youtu.be/zB-tEBTSn4A
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Old 08-01-2016, 09:40 PM
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Wondering if anyone else has had this issue.
When in low range and starting manually in 1st gear by using the manual paddles. (Actually happens without selection 1st manually as well)

If i loose traction going up a hill the wheels without traction will spine but when giving it slightly more throttle to get it to grip it will go into 2nd then 3rd then almost bog down and turn off.
Happens quiet a bit now.

I can select different settings on the dial and doesnt make a difference as well.

Also when it is loosing traction and the front wheels as being gripped by the abs it is making a very loud cracking noise.
I think it is best to dial in what sounds closest to the conditions then gently apply the throttle and allow the system to do it's thing. Trying manual 4x4 techniques can confuse it. Also, after having had the engine switched off, one needs to allow time for the system to re-learn the traction requirements. For example, if on sand and switching the engine off, the system forgets it is on sand. When restarting, it assumes it is on bitumen and acts accordingly until it detects the unusual traction conditions and adjusts to the new conditions.

The "cracking" noise may be ABS rattle. Part of the traction control system is really a sophisticated use of the ABS. If it is necessary to transfer traction from a spinning wheel to a non-spinning wheel, the system will automatically apply brake pressure to the spinning wheel. When the vehicle then moves forward and the spinning wheel gains traction, brake pressure on the spinning wheel is released which may result in the ABS rattle being heard. If that's what it is, it's nothing to worry about.
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I think it is best to dial in what sounds closest to the conditions then gently apply the throttle and allow the system to do it's thing. Trying manual 4x4 techniques can confuse it. Also, after having had the engine switched off, one needs to allow time for the system to re-learn the traction requirements. For example, if on sand and switching the engine off, the system forgets it is on sand. When restarting, it assumes it is on bitumen and acts accordingly until it detects the unusual traction conditions and adjusts to the new conditions.
It does it both when trying to select first gear and any combination of dial secections as well as just not manually selecting 1st and just changing the dial to different combinations.
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It seems as if it spins too fast and throws a wobbly and shut down.
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It does it both when trying to select first gear and any combination of dial secections as well as just not manually selecting 1st and just changing the dial to different combinations.
I really don't know the answer but does it do it if you apply the throttle very gently?
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Good find, I didn't see that one coming. So will it make it here, or is this just for China?
With China's one child policy recently ended, it may be some time before they need a 7 seater
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Bit of a horror story.

My wife's boss bought a new Jeep for a trip across western NSW and a skirt along the Simpson Desert. New camper trailer as well. Holiday booked months in advance, much planning and excitement.

Somewhere the other side of Burke - Jeep gives up the ghost. jeep and trailer flat bedded back to Burke. A few days later an electrical problem is seen as the problem. Few days later parts arrive, Jeep fixed and on their way.

100k west of Burke - stops.

Flat bed again. Much swearing at Jeep. A few days of mechanics and parts being flown in. A week goes by stuck in Burke.

Finally fixed and on their way.

You guessed it. just outside Burke Jeep dies. more swearing. Flat bed back to Burke and a mechanic with no idea what to do next. Now nearly 3 weeks of the holiday is gone and the whole trip has gone to crap.

Flights home and the Jeep and camper are still in Burke waiting for JA to bring it back to Sydney.

JA have agreed to reimburse all costs and buy the Jeep back.




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Sounds like a bit of a horror story but good news from the Jeep support front.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

Found a video of the new pajero and the new everest doing 4wd testing and if you have a listen the pajero makes what i think is the same noise but is more clearer with the everest at the end.

What do you think?

https://youtu.be/Qmjjpz9T6zg
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