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Old 06-05-2010, 01:10 AM   #1
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Rolled my Jeep... Now what?

Well, this is embarrasing...

After years of putting it off, I finally purchased a 98 TJ and after owning it for two months I rolled it and am waiting for a tow truck to rescue me...

My question is: what concerns should I have besides the cosmetic stuff? I don't know a whole lot about Jeeps yet and want to make sure I don't cause more internal damage than I already have. It's been on it's right side for about four hours now and probably will be for another two or three.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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Old 06-05-2010, 01:27 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear of your misfortune. I am not positive on what to do in your situation so I will not post anything that may be incorrect. There are a ton of great members on this board that will gladly help you.

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Old 06-05-2010, 02:58 AM   #3
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From the title of your post... I dunno.... it
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Old 06-05-2010, 04:52 AM   #4
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As long as you shut it off quickly it shouldn't have hurt the motor. I would check all the fluids before trying to start it.
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As stated, check the fluids before trying anything.. and I hope it turns out to be alright.. and I hope your ok. keep us posted
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Had this happen a long time ago, CJ was on its side for about 30 mins...got it back over and all was fine. Also had a YJ on its top(not mine) for a few hours. Once we made sure everything was okay, (nothing busted broke, leaking etc.) we removed the plug wires,(so it could not start) and then spark plugs one by one and cranked it on off a few times to allow any oil in the cylinder to exit via the spark plug hole. We then as I recall hooked it all back up.. got some starting fluid or brake parts cleaner and prior to starting.. shot a short burst into the air intake above the air filter... Took a few try's but it started and we got it over the rest of the trail. Not sure this was the best way, but it worked for us. As for other damage look the jeep over real well.
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Old 06-05-2010, 08:45 AM   #7
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look it over. if you feel that it is some thing you cant do then take it to a shop. btw any pics they might help us understand what happend
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What a first post! Welcome to the forum! Hope everything works out for you and nothing major is wrong, keep us posted!
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Old 06-05-2010, 09:18 AM   #9
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Hopefully it's just flooded out at worst. Welcome aboard.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:53 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear you flopped your rig. Please keep us updated as you go forward.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:59 AM   #11
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I agree with everything above. You're jeep is fine mechanically. You might need an alignment, and check for any bent axles, trackbars etc. The engine should be ok. Worse I've seen so far was the plugs needed pulled. No big deal.

It's not embarrassing either. I'm a believer in 2 types of Jeep owners. Those that have rolled, and those that will. I've been in 2 rolls so far, but both times I was a passenger. 1 on the street, the other offroad. Both vehicles drove away from the accident with just body damage.
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Were you trying to impress your girlfriend?

Am I the only one here who smells a wannabe Chadwick-like Hoax ?????

If I see pics I'll eat my words but the timeline seems fishy, a tow truck coming to the rescue at 2 or 3 A.M.
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You should pull the plugs and crank her over. After the plugs are back in and you get it started it will burn oil for a bit. should stop after a couple minutes. Take it easy going down the road the first time because the DW might happen. Get it to a shop have them look at it and have your insurance appraiser look at it too. Pocket the ins. check and do all the work yourself. You will become very handy and knowledgeable about Jeeps along the way. We need pics.....
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Well, this is embarrasing...

After years of putting it off, I finally purchased a 98 TJ and after owning it for two months I rolled it and am waiting for a tow truck to rescue me...

My question is: what concerns should I have besides the cosmetic stuff? I don't know a whole lot about Jeeps yet and want to make sure I don't cause more internal damage than I already have. It's been on it's right side for about four hours now and probably will be for another two or three.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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I was under the impression that if a jeep simple tips on its side its prettyy much okay, this true? LoL I dont think my toyota pickup would fare well with that
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Welcome..... The others have told ya what to do, but the rest of us want the FULL STORY... How, why, was she HOT?
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Welcome..... The others have told ya what to do, but the rest of us want the FULL STORY... How, why, was she HOT?
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Check the fluids and you should be fine. I use to drive a race car on dirt. I was on the top a few times. Just rolled it back over and let the pit truck push me off. Once the carb got cleared it would fire and I would finish the race.
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I was being quite, but I can't anymore.

I too now demand pics of you trashed Jeep, along with your woman. First, 1 of each, then a final pic together. I want her giving a thumbs up wearing a bikini next to the trashed Jeep.
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I was being quite, but I can't anymore.

I too now demand pics of you trashed Jeep, along with your woman. First, 1 of each, then a final pic together. I want her giving a thumbs up wearing a bikini next to the trashed Jeep.
He he he. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
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He he he. I wouldn't hold my breath if I were you.
If it were me I'd do it then I'd probably be single
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If it were me I'd do it then I'd probably be single
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