Silly question, what if you disable the traction control in all of the scenarios?As I had it explained to me.
4wd lock is for any condition that you want the vehicle to drive all 4 tires at the same time. Typically Renegades operate as front wheel drive and engage the rear wheels if the front wheels begin to slip.
Simply changing the dial selector to snow, sand, or mud will engage the 4wd lock. The snow and sand modes provide different torque bias front to rear (along with changing the shift patterns) while the mud mode keeps a 50/50 "locked" bias.
Auto: fwd until wheel slip occurs then 4wd kicks in, traction control on full alert
Auto 4wd lock: 4wd 50/50 torque bias with traction control and stability control on full alert
Snow: 4wd 60/40 torque bias for better stability, traction control set to snow parameters to allow a little wheel slip
Sand: 4wd 40/60 torque bias for better power delivery, traction control is very limited with stability control dialed back
Mud: 4wd 50/50 torque bias with traction control off and I would guess stability control mostly off
Rock: 4wd 50/50 torque bias with first gear engaged and rear differential locked
Credit to the OP, I can't remember whom it was.
I am not sure, as far as how it would change the programming.Silly question, what if you disable the traction control in all of the scenarios?
I did not know that. Thanks Ed.*** to disable the ESC AND the Traction Control; press and hold the Traction Control button for approximately 10 seconds. Watch the Driver Information Center (DIC)(Instrument panel), you will see the Traction Control disable, followed by Electronic Stability Control disabled message.
Not to mention Tembe Elephant Park in on the South Africa Mozambique border!Thanks for all the info. I am a little disappointed that 4WDLOCK is a not Diff Lock because this is why I bought the car. Be that as it may, let me say this: The car took me overlanding through Mozambique and Zimbabwe in conditions that require Diff Lock. It did heavy beach sand in Mozambique. It took me through Elephant Sands reserve in Botswana without a hitch, again deep sand so the truth it that I have no complaints regarding the car's capability in sand (it doesnt snow in Southern Africa). Ignorance is bliss!