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Old 08-07-2010, 11:29 PM   #1
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Broken lower control arm mount

Hey ... I now have a problem and need to know if it is safe to at least drive home from work ... On my way to work I hear this snaping sound when I turned and didn't really think of it, I though maybe I ran over something, but then every stop I made the jeep wants to dive to the right and wiggle, I get to work and the lower control arm mont to the axel on the passenger side has snaped off. Is it safe to drive home or should I get a tow? I get off work in 8 hours. Thanks

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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Oh, and the drive home can take me 2 ways, through town with lots of stops, or down the highway at 65mph and through a smaller part of town with some stops.

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Old 08-07-2010, 11:59 PM   #3
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Lower control arm bracket?
Need to stay off 270, 70 rt 3 & 111 lol sorry about the Jeep
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:24 AM   #5
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How long is the drive normally??

If you limped it home you could probably make it. I would take it real slow and stick to the side streets, stay out of the way of anyone else on the road.
Im not saying you should or should not....if it was me....
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:25 AM   #6
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it's normaly about 10 min's ...
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:33 AM   #7
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IDK...like I said if it was me...I would go for it and just limp it home....limp meaning put it in gear and just let it roll 5mph. Worst case scenario if it starts sounding or feeling really bad pull over and get a tow. If you make it home then you just saved the tow fee to buy your new control arm perches, lol.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:38 AM   #8
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... I have a set of railroad tracks to go home (I came over them on the way home) ... I'm still pondering ... it should be ok since its gonna be Sunday morning...
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:17 AM   #9
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Not only are you risking your safety, you're risking the safety of others around you. Put it on a rollback or have a friend trailer it for you. Get everyone home SAFE!
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Too risky ... any axle movement in now overloading the remaining control arms, and risking further damage to your Jeep, or worse, to you or someone.
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Old 08-08-2010, 05:45 AM   #11
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Do you not have AAA or towing on your insurance policy?

Why risk further damage if you don't have to?
Do you have a wheelin buddy maybe with a tow pig & a trailer that could come and get you?

Just a few days ago we got a call at 4 AM from one of our friends, he works nights. Came out and his rig wouldn't start. We hooked up the trailer and went and got him. Next day, OBM went and helped get him running again.

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