Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
I read your link, and was looking for something that says that a given temperature will set things in motion. I didn't find a specific temperature, but I did find this:
The system operates on 2 sets of parameters:
1. First Sensors: The group of first sensors 152 can be arranged within the motor vehicle 10 to sense a vehicle parameter and responsively generate a first sensor signal. The vehicle parameter can be associated with any combination of the following: vehicle speed, yaw rate, steering angle, engine torque, wheel speeds, shaft speeds, lateral acceleration, longitudinal acceleration, throttle position and gear position without limitations thereto.
2. Second Sensors: The group of second sensors 154 can be configured to sense a driver-initiated input to one or more on-board devices and/or systems within the vehicle 10 and responsively generate a second sensor signal. For example, the motor vehicle 10 may be equipped with a sensor associated with a mode selection device, such as a switch associated with a push button or a lever, that senses when the vehicle operator has selected between vehicle operation in a two-wheel drive (FWD) mode and an all-wheel drive (AWD) mode. Also, switched actuation of vehicular systems such as the windshield wipers, the defroster, and/or the heating system, for example, may be used by the controller 150 to assess whether the motor vehicle 10 should be shifted automatically between the FWD and AWD modes.
My interpretation of this is the system is either in FWD or AWD; there is no "ready" position for AWD unless Jeep specifically added something to the mix, since this "white paper" is written by American Axle. The "Temperature Actuation" comes into play with signals sent from the HVAC or wipers.
2016 Cherokee Trailhawk: Mango Tango Pearl Coat over Black.
OPTIONS: Every Available Factory Option/Package Except Remote CD Player.
MODS: Whispbars; Mopar Cargo Cover; Mopar Cargo Mat; Mopar/KICKER 9 Speaker Upgrade; KICKER Sub and Amp; Ziebart Undercoating; aFe CAI.
FUTURE MODS: Remote CD Player; Mopar Rock Rails; Rear Fog Lights.