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Old 02-22-2011, 06:04 AM
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Traction Control

Yep, it happened, forgot to turn off the traction control.

I was at the ranch with my brother last weekend and we were putting out hay. I decide to take a shortcut off the road and cut across the field. I put it in 4wd and off I go, truck sank in a soft spot. Of course the truck acts like it is shutting down as soon as wheels start spinning and I am getting a case of the red's. I was just about to call my brother to pull me out with tractor then I finally remember to push the button. No problems after that except for all the quarters I spent getting the mud off.

I guess at 31 I still have to get used to all this new fangled technology.
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Old 02-23-2011, 08:09 PM
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Haven't been in the mud yet but in the snow it almost caused a wreck.
I had to gas it to get away from another car (sliding towards me) and when I did the engine acted like it was dying and almost got hit.
though it did save me a couple of times too.... so
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Old 02-24-2011, 05:00 PM
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hay cdrracing... i just posted a thread to o8f250 ref. window/wind noise... and also requested help on a condition you described and has put me in harms way. please read the blurb and respond if it seems similar to your experience thanks dc.snowball
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Old 02-26-2011, 01:06 PM
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On mine as soon as I shift in 4WD it automatically shuts of Traction Control
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Old 02-26-2011, 07:36 PM
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On mine as soon as I shift in 4WD it automatically shuts of Traction Control
That is if you shift into 4 low, in 4 high the traction control is on.

@dc.snowball,
would you send me a link, I know I have seen that thread but I can't seem to find it now.
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Old 02-26-2011, 10:19 PM
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I never gave the traction control a thought while in 4wd. It is snowing now, where i am so i will be able to check it out on my ride home if it shuts off automatically. I will say that it has helped me climb hills without 4wd in the snow with traction on.. But, my question is, is it reconmmended to shut off t/c in the snow/ 4wd. thanks..
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Old 02-27-2011, 03:25 AM
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That is if you shift into 4 low, in 4 high the traction control is on.

@dc.snowball,
would you send me a link, I know I have seen that thread but I can't seem to find it now.
Good to know. However, When in 4WD high on my instrument panel it says TCS OFF So I thought that it was off
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:09 AM
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Good to know. However, When in 4WD high on my instrument panel it says TCS OFF So I thought that it was off
Pretty fair assumtion to make...computer says it's off, it must be off. Thing is, can you switch it back on in 4x4...that is if it truly is off?
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Old 02-28-2011, 06:18 AM
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Traction Control takes a little to get used too is slick condition. I too, thought there was a mechanical problem the first time it kicked in. I drive with my hand on the steering wheel that obscured my view to to the TCS light on the dash. Once I noticed it was engaging when on a slippery patch, I made the connection
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Old 02-28-2011, 08:02 AM
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I drove in the sand all throughout this weekend. Kept it in 4x4 high without any real problems, even through the softer stuff. Didn't lock the rear axle either. Can't recall if TC was on or off - I guess I should have paid attention.

I did however at one point forget to turn 4x4 on (just got back to the beach from town) and the axle started hopping and the TC light was blinking like crazy - a quick flip of the dial and we were good again.
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