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Old 07-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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Wrangler stuck in mud

Got my 2014 wrangler unlimited stuck in a sink hole today. The bottom flooded with water. I got it out, and it didn't hydro lock. But it's stuck in one gear..doesn't even know what gear it's in either, and check engine is on. Help!! I know I need to flush fluids, anything else??

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Old 07-06-2014, 07:09 PM   #2
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Yeah, stay outta the mud. Its for kids and hillbillies

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Old 07-06-2014, 08:46 PM   #3
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Call your dealer or auto shop they know what you need. If it did not lock you will probably will be ok.
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Old 07-07-2014, 08:33 AM   #4
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Hydrolocked mine yesterday...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=gcst7Em1p5I

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Are you sure you belong to the correct forum? The Prius owners club has a different website.

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JeepGirl, I've been told that modern JK's, if the vent tubes for the differentials haven't been raised, will need the differential fluids changed after a good soaking.

We also had a 4-door JK break what I heard was its 4-wheel drive linkage (shifter linkage), which is apparently common on them and only a few dollars in parts IF you want the same weak systems to replace it. I'm not sure who makes a better system, but surely someone does.
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Is it an auto or manual?

If it's an auto, the torque converter is seized with mud.

Take it and spray the entire under cairrage off with a pressure washer. I mean good and it should work.
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Hydrolocked mine yesterday... https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=gcst7Em1p5I Are you sure you belong to the correct forum? The Prius owners club has a different website. ... JeepGirl, I've been told that modern JK's, if the vent tubes for the differentials haven't been raised, will need the differential fluids changed after a good soaking. We also had a 4-door JK break what I heard was its 4-wheel drive linkage (shifter linkage), which is apparently common on them and only a few dollars in parts IF you want the same weak systems to replace it. I'm not sure who makes a better system, but surely someone does.
This seemingly innocent puddle of water turned into the sinkhole from hell. Thanks for the defense with "Mr Prius." I'm going to flush out everything today, and power wash everything as well. My oil unfortunately flushed itself out overnight as most of it leaked out.
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Hydrolocked mine yesterday... https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...&v=gcst7Em1p5I Are you sure you belong to the correct forum? The Prius owners club has a different website. ... JeepGirl, I've been told that modern JK's, if the vent tubes for the differentials haven't been raised, will need the differential fluids changed after a good soaking. We also had a 4-door JK break what I heard was its 4-wheel drive linkage (shifter linkage), which is apparently common on them and only a few dollars in parts IF you want the same weak systems to replace it. I'm not sure who makes a better system, but surely someone does.
Yeah, look at my post count newb
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Old 07-07-2014, 09:40 AM   #8
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Is it an auto or manual? If it's an auto, the torque converter is seized with mud. Take it and spray the entire under cairrage off with a pressure washer. I mean good and it should work.
Yep, it's an auto. I'm going to flush the fluids, and power wash today. I'm hoping it will solve some of my issues. Unfortunately my oil has also pretty much all leaked out overnight On top of the other issues (check engine, and stuck in 2nd or 3rd gear I believe)
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Extend your breathers the next time if there is a next time. Pressure wash it then crawl under neath and see how much you like the mud then. 10 minutes in the mud... Lifetime of shit fallin in yer face
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Gonna need to dump the diff fluid also
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Yeah, look at my post count newb
They gave you crap because you didn't add any value to the OP. He was looking for advice and you said "stay out of the mud"...well thanks buddy. Post count doesn't mean anything w/o content. You have 4 posts in this one thread and haven't said anything that someone else hasn't already said. Now, you may have helped hundreds of ppl in the past, but I am just going off what I see here.

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When you say "oil has leaked out" engine oil?! or transmission fluid? I have a manual YJ, so my knowledge of the JK autos is lacking but I will post up some ideas. Could the shift linkage be broken and/or caked with so much mud its stuck. Could you have yanked a trans cooler line loose?
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They gave you crap because you didn't add any value to the OP. He was looking for advice and you said "stay out of the mud"...well thanks buddy. Post count doesn't mean anything w/o content. You have 4 posts in this one thread and haven't said anything that someone else hasn't already said. Now, you may have helped hundreds of ppl in the past, but I am just going off what I see here. Moving on, When you say "oil has leaked out" engine oil?! or transmission fluid? I have a manual YJ, so my knowledge of the JK autos is lacking but I will post up some ideas. Could the shift linkage be broken and/or caked with so much mud its stuck. Could you have yanked a trans cooler line loose?
Sure i did. "Stay outta the mud" has lots of value.
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They gave you crap because you didn't add any value to the OP. He was looking for advice and you said "stay out of the mud"...well thanks buddy. Post count doesn't mean anything w/o content. You have 4 posts in this one thread and haven't said anything that someone else hasn't already said. Now, you may have helped hundreds of ppl in the past, but I am just going off what I see here. Moving on, When you say "oil has leaked out" engine oil?! or transmission fluid? I have a manual YJ, so my knowledge of the JK autos is lacking but I will post up some ideas. Could the shift linkage be broken and/or caked with so much mud its stuck. Could you have yanked a trans cooler line loose?
Hey I'm a she! Lol But, its engine oil. I just turned it on and luckily it's no longer stuck in one gear. Now I just have a check engine light on, & an oil leak. I took the code to get read last night at autozone and it wouldn't read but Im going to go try again now. Everything else that I can see is intact.
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Sure i did. "Stay outta the mud" has lots of value.
Yeah...your just "that guy"

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Hey I'm a she! Lol But, its engine oil. I just turned it on and luckily it's no longer stuck in one gear. Now I just have a check engine light on, & an oil leak. I took the code to get read last night at autozone and it wouldn't read but Im going to go try again now. Everything else that I can see is intact.
Sorry about that JeepGIRL. You said your oil leaked out over night. Meaning that it has to be a source that is down low, such as the pan. Also, probably not pressurized. I would check the pan first. If your source was pressurized you would have spewed oil with the engine on.
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Old 07-07-2014, 12:51 PM   #15
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i know what u mean about mud turning into sink holes. when i feel that i am screwed i keep it in dive have a buddy hook the winch up and she will come right out. but as for ur problem i cant help sorry but i would check the oil pan i bet thats the problem.. hope you get it all figured out. i had a check engine light come on once i just disconnected the batter and it never came back on.
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So my husband looked at it, it's the rear main seal leaking.
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JG what broke for the oil leak. Mud is soft. Hidden rock?

Take a good look under there and see if there are any other cracks in transmission, dif's, transfer case. Make sure all your linkage is where it belongs.
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JG what broke for the oil leak. Mud is soft. Hidden rock? Take a good look under there and see if there are any other cracks in transmission, dif's, transfer case. Make sure all your linkage is where it belongs.

The rear main seal is leaking. I was driving on different terrains before the mud sink hole..gravel, sand, wooded areas. But Im thinking it's a possibility it may have been leaking even before my little mishap and I just didn't notice. Maybe a factory defect bc my jk is only about a month old No other cracks, or leaks, and everything else is in place.
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Any advice on other things that need to be done as far as cleaning, drying, etc. I'm worried about rusting now. Electrical is all still in working order.
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Any advice on other things that need to be done as far as cleaning, drying, etc. I'm worried about rusting now. Electrical is all still in working order.
Make sure that when you clean underneath with the pressure washer, that you try to get every nook and cranny. I usually get soaking wet, but at least I know my Jeep is clean underneath. My husband knows when I've been washing the Jeep because I come home soaked from head to toe. Sadly, that's the only advice I can give.
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Any advice on other things that need to be done as far as cleaning, drying, etc. I'm worried about rusting now. Electrical is all still in working order.
A lot of people I know will run a sprinkler under their Jeep for a few hours. This will soften up all the mud and a lot may even just fall off.

As far as rust, water alone won't cause much rust in modern vehicles. Now, say there was a lot of salt on the road and wet mushy snow water. Well then sure.
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A lot of people I know will run a sprinkler under their Jeep for a few hours. This will soften up all the mud and a lot may even just fall off.

As far as rust, water alone won't cause much rust in modern vehicles. Now, say there was a lot of salt on the road and wet mushy snow water. Well then sure.
I have 2 springlers I set under both that go in the "rainbow" pattern -- back and forth. I've been thinking about getting one that whips in circles really fast to help knock off the tough mud. That'll definitely help clean the bottom. As far as rust goes you'll be fine. I would put a hose in the frame and flush it out nice and good, then park the jeep on an incline to let it drain.

Also, be very careful with the transmission now, I dont know if you had water sucked into it but water is extremely bad for the transmissions. If you dont flush it completely out then you're sure to have issues down the road. I know ... I swampped my TJ, sucked in water, and destroyed my transmission. That was an expensive mistake. Good luck

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