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Old 04-20-2019, 07:05 PM
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Hello, I am having issues when I retrieve my boat at the end of the day. My fiancé’s 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland with tow*package is losing engine power when I try to pull the boat out of the water and up the ramp. On the previous tow vehicle I would press the break. Then release the emergency break. With my foot on the break I slowly start to release the brake pedal while slowly pushing down on the gas pedal. Instead of pulling up the ramp the engine automatically loses power and I go nowhere. I can press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and nothing happens. What is going on here? Just to clarify the transmission is in drive during all of this not park. Boat is 21 foot*
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Old 04-20-2019, 07:26 PM
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Traction control kicking in? try turning it off.
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:12 PM
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Are you in low range 4x4?
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Old 04-20-2019, 09:18 PM
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Turn off traction control and put in 4 low. If that doesn't work then buy a Rav 4
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:02 AM
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The computers don’t like pressing both pedals. When you are on the gas and the brakes the computer cuts engine power intentionally. Usually it has to be one or the other in my vehicles.

Have you tried holding with the e-brake instead?

Have you tried using 4-low to get up the ramp?
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Old 04-21-2019, 05:11 AM
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Just turn on hill assist if it isn't on. It will keep the brake applied when it senses the vehicle is on an hill. Take your foot fully off the brake pedal and then use the gas pedal
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:40 AM
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How did you get up the ramp, or are you still there?
Also, have you tried yelling at your fiancé? I've seen a number of guys handle ramp troubles that way.

Seriously, sounds like you're confusing the vehicle assist nannies.
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Old 04-21-2019, 06:50 AM
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Hello, I am having issues when I retrieve my boat at the end of the day. My fiancé’s 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee overland with toe package is losing engine power when I try to pull the boat out of the water and up the ramp. On the previous tow vehicle I would press the break. Then release the emergency break. With my foot on the break I slowly start to release the brake pedal while slowly pushing down on the gas pedal. Instead of pulling up the ramp the engine automatically loses power and I go nowhere. I can press the gas pedal all the way to the floor and nothing happens. What is going on here? Just to clarify the transmission is in drive during all of this not park.
See if dealership can swap the current toe package for a tow package as on previous vehicle.
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Old 04-21-2019, 08:01 AM
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Definitely sounds like one of the nannies kicking in.
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Old 04-21-2019, 09:44 AM
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Wheel chock tied to a rope tied to the mirror with just enough slack so that as you drive forward it'll be right there and not in the way of the next axle (either rear truck or the trailer). No need to hold the brakes any more.

But yes, electronic safety measure because of the "stuck" throttle problems with a few cars a decade ago.
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Old 04-21-2019, 01:19 PM
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The name on the front explains most of it..

The other unexplained part is the fact that I'm guessing you're the guy trying to pull his 42ft Contender with a Jeep..?
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Old 04-22-2019, 07:43 AM
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Originally Posted by TonyStark View Post
Are you in low range 4x4?
This vehicle is not a 4x4. Boat is only 21 ft I might add
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by JCas06 View Post


This vehicle is not a 4x4. Boat is only 21 ft I might add

Interesting.

I never knew such a thing existed. A 4x2 Jeep?

Have you tried leaving the emergency brake engaged a tad and a wheel chock?

I had an old 4x2 pickup years ago that I had to do that with to get started on the slick.
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:22 AM
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yep
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:33 AM
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Gas pedal don’t work when hitting the brake pedal .
Let off the brake pedal .
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Old 04-22-2019, 11:22 PM
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Originally Posted by JCas06 View Post


This vehicle is not a 4x4. Boat is only 21 ft I might add
I would be defined as an old guy...I've been driving Jeeps since I was 16.... I drive a JGC now. I'd like to help, but you're simply not providing enough information. I will say, one of the advantages to the JGC is the four-wheel drive system. Without it, it's lacking it's main feature. I realize I'm stating the obvious and I'm not suggesting you can do anything about it. I'm merely adding this info for someone that might stumble on this thread.

With the limited info, I would put the vehicle in 1 and set the parking brake,..When ready to go forward I would release the brake pedal and slowly use the gas pedal to engage forward motion and slowly release the parking brake...A 21' boat shouldn't be a problem....

Good luck - Report back
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Old 04-23-2019, 02:59 AM
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Good thing it’s not standard he would have all 3 peddles to the floor, assuming he’s well hung
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Old 04-24-2019, 04:11 AM
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Originally Posted by JCas06 View Post


This vehicle is not a 4x4. Boat is only 21 ft I might add
Are you sure? I thought all Jeeps were either 4WD or AWD?
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Ditch the current fiancé and find one with a real truck.... you're welcome....
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Old 04-24-2019, 05:36 AM
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Off topic but who buys a jeep that isn't 4-wheel drive?
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