Traction Control - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum

General 6.7 Discussion General 6.7 Discussion

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 Old 02-22-2011, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Beaumont, TX
Posts: 63
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

2011 F-250 XLT Crew Cab 4x4 - Sold
Hideaway Gooseneck Hitch to pull my Longhorns!
Access TonnoSport Removable Bed Cover

2006 F-250 XLT Crew Cab 4x4 - Traded
Banks 6 Gun Programmer
4" Turbo back exhaust
EGR Delete
jflow730 is offline  
post #2 of 11 Old 02-23-2011, 08:09 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 143
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

2011 F-350, 5% on sides back and eyebrow-35% on windsheild, B&W hitch, Weather Tech mats, Tailgate Assist, Hornblaster Conductor Special 240, Toyo M/T 35", Incubus Krawler 20x9, 2.5" ready lift stage 3.



cdrracing is offline  
post #3 of 11 Old 02-24-2011, 05:00 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 20
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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
dc.snowball is offline  
post #4 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 01:06 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
On mine as soon as I shift in 4WD it automatically shuts of Traction Control
feng72 is offline  
post #5 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 07:36 PM
Powerstroke.org Fanatic
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 143
Thanks: 1
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by feng72 View Post
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.

2011 F-350, 5% on sides back and eyebrow-35% on windsheild, B&W hitch, Weather Tech mats, Tailgate Assist, Hornblaster Conductor Special 240, Toyo M/T 35", Incubus Krawler 20x9, 2.5" ready lift stage 3.



cdrracing is offline  
post #6 of 11 Old 02-26-2011, 10:19 PM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 21
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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..
fattylo is offline  
post #7 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 03:25 AM
Powerstroke.org Rookie
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 5
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by cdrracing View Post
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
feng72 is offline  
post #8 of 11 Old 02-27-2011, 07:09 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
Nthorseman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hay River, NT
Posts: 154
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by feng72 View Post
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?
Nthorseman is offline  
post #9 of 11 Old 02-28-2011, 06:18 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 65
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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

2011 F250 XLT 6.7 PSD 4X4 Crew 3.31 rear-end in Sterling Grey
1tough_crew is offline  
post #10 of 11 Old 02-28-2011, 08:02 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 
ShirtaDay.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 572
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
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.

ShirtaDay.com is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome