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Hi there

I have a 2004 110 TD5 XS and took it on its first muddy outing only to discover that the Traction Control does not work, even when i rev the engine when I lost traction on an axle twister.

I took it to my local specialist and they have checked everything including running diagnostic tools but cannot find what the fault is.

ABS works fine.

Can anyone help me?

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Does it not work as in it didn't get you out, or not work as in the wheels aren't spinning? If all four wheels are spinning and you can hear clattering then its working. It isn't a substitute for dumping the crappy tyres fitted as OEM and getting some decent ones.

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Does it not work as in it didn't get you out, or not work as in the wheels aren't spinning? If all four wheels are spinning and you can hear clattering then its working. It isn't a substitute for dumping the crappy tyres fitted as OEM and getting some decent ones.

I had diff lock engaged, in low ratio.

When i slowly got to the tipping point, with opposing front and rear wheels in the air, it stopped moving forwards. i revved the engine so the two wheels started to spin more and more but the brakes don't seem to kick in to force the drive to two wheels that were in contact with the ground.

Am planning to replace the tires but not sure whether to go for 235 or 265....probably BFG AT or Cooper ST

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I had diff lock engaged, in low ratio.

When i slowly got to the tipping point, with opposing front and rear wheels in the air, it stopped moving forwards. i revved the engine so the two wheels started to spin more and more but the brakes don't seem to kick in to force the drive to two wheels that were in contact with the ground.

Am planning to replace the tires but not sure whether to go for 235 or 265....probably BFG AT or Cooper ST

OK - is it trying to move/brake the wheels or absolutely nothing happening? ETC is not perfect and will not guarantee spinning all wheels in a high load situation but it usually bucks and farts around trying quite hard and you should hear the ABS modulator chattering away to itself. It sounds like it isn't working at all but if you are sure the ABS is ok then I don't know why - usually it either all works or none of it :unsure:

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OK - is it trying to move/brake the wheels or absolutely nothing happening? ETC is not perfect and will not guarantee spinning all wheels in a high load situation but it usually bucks and farts around trying quite hard and you should hear the ABS modulator chattering away to itself. It sounds like it isn't working at all but if you are sure the ABS is ok then I don't know why - usually it either all works or none of it :unsure:

You mention an articulation - so a weel of each axle off the ground yes? - if so Traction control on a defender will not overly assist you as it only works side to side - not front to back.

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Bod - traction control only works side to side on a Defender - not front to back so if like the other have said - you could hear the modulator chattering away the TC was operating but in a cross axle situation your stuffed still. On a D3, Sport etc - its more sophisticated and works across the axles and back to front.

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but in a cross axle situation your stuffed still.

So,in a cross axled situation, how does this not work. Each axle will have a stationary and a spinning wheel. Does the TC not sense this and brake the spinning wheel?

Just curious, as I've no experince of 4x4 TC.

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So,in a cross axled situation, how does this not work. Each axle will have a stationary and a spinning wheel. Does the TC not sense this and brake the spinning wheel?

Just curious, as I've no experince of 4x4 TC.

It works just like you say.

TC is much better than I expected it to be before I got my car. It's nowhere near real diff lockers though.

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OK - is it trying to move/brake the wheels or absolutely nothing happening? ETC is not perfect and will not guarantee spinning all wheels in a high load situation but it usually bucks and farts around trying quite hard and you should hear the ABS modulator chattering away to itself. It sounds like it isn't working at all but if you are sure the ABS is ok then I don't know why - usually it either all works or none of it :unsure:

When i rev the engine nothing happens - no noise/chatter - just the sound of wheels spinning in the air...

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Is the TC lamp lit when the wheels spin?

Did the local specialist clear any fault codes on the ABS/TC system? I helped a guy with a Disco with a similar problem. He had changed an ABS sensor and the system didn't work before I cleared the fault codes.

On my Defender (2000) I don't need to do this though. Worth a try.

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