D'oh, Broke Something - Jeep Wrangler Forum
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum

Join Wrangler Forum Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools

Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about them on WranglerForum.com
Old 01-19-2011, 05:54 PM   #1
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 198
D'oh, Broke Something

Today I decided I would drive through a local mud hole. Well, I guess I was going to fast because I when I came out of one pit and into another I hear a clunk. Now my steering wheel is turned to the right to go straight and my ESP comes on whenever I go left.

I will take it in for an alignment tomorrow, lets just hope I didn't bend anything. But, I am guessing I did, just dont know what, any guesses what it might be? Should I be prepared for something other than an alignment

__________________
In it for the MUD.

-Steel02001
Steel02001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 06:04 PM   #2
Jeeper

WF Supporting Member
 
derekshep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: glasgow, ky
Posts: 454
did you get under and look at your front end? see anything thats not normal

derekshep is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #3
jcf
Bludger

WF Supporting Member
 
jcf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Moab UT
Posts: 12,823
Send a message via Yahoo to jcf
I would find out whats wrong before I drive it, you may do more damage
jcf is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
Jeeper
 
nvkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: n.nevada
Posts: 745
I caught a rock and knocked mine off center. Adjusted the drag link and so far so good.
nvkid is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #5
Jeeper
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 198
Everything looks fine underneath. Ya, I am avoiding driving it. I nursed it home and will nurse it in tomorrow.
__________________
In it for the MUD.

-Steel02001
Steel02001 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 08:24 PM   #6
Jeeper
 
aelwero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Fort Bliss TX
Posts: 1,669
Images: 1
mud holes hide big rocks sometimes...
I have a special procedure to avoid them...

step 1- bring a guy along who has a stock ford ranger (or similar)

step 2- convince him that it's an easy off road obstacle and he can totally take it with a little momentum (using the word momentum is key here)

step 3- while he's hitting the mud hole with 40 MPH worth of "momentum", listen for loud crashing noises.

If you don't hear any telltale crunching, then yank him out, tell him he needs larger tie rods, and have at it
__________________
'71 DJ-5 (that isn't a typo)
'10 JKU Sport RHD

RHD... it's a jeep thing
aelwero is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 08:30 PM   #7
Jeeper
 
rics1997's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Bristol, Tn
Posts: 4,764
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
mud holes hide big rocks sometimes...
I have a special procedure to avoid them...

step 1- bring a guy along who has a stock ford ranger (or similar)

step 2- convince him that it's an easy off road obstacle and he can totally take it with a little momentum (using the word momentum is key here)

step 3- while he's hitting the mud hole with 40 MPH worth of "momentum", listen for loud crashing noises.

If you don't hear any telltale crunching, then yank him out, tell him he needs larger tie rods, and have at it
I like that one
__________________
2010 Dark Charcoal Pearl Jeep Wrangler Sport S Automatic
4.88 Yukon w/Trac-Lok rear and Eaton ELocker Front - Synergy Gussets - B&M 70264 Trans Cooler
BDS 3" lift - BDS Fox 2.0 Racing Shocks
XHD front Bumper - Trektop NX - Goodyear MT/R w/Kevlar 35X12.5X15 on MB Chaos 5 Wheels - Thrush Turbo Muffler

Become a WranglerForum Supporting Member!
rics1997 is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 09:31 PM   #8
Jeeper
 
InfernoGirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Newburgh IN
Posts: 11,419
Quote:
Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
mud holes hide big rocks sometimes...
I have a special procedure to avoid them...

step 1- bring a guy along who has a stock ford ranger (or similar)

step 2- convince him that it's an easy off road obstacle and he can totally take it with a little momentum (using the word momentum is key here)

step 3- while he's hitting the mud hole with 40 MPH worth of "momentum", listen for loud crashing noises.

If you don't hear any telltale crunching, then yank him out, tell him he needs larger tie rods, and have at it
Excellent plan.... This needs to be stickied somewhere...
__________________

Dirty Mudder column covers|

'01 Wrangler Sport, Sienna Pearl Mine
'07 Rubicon 2D, Flame Red His
'11 Wrangler Sport 4D, Black Ours...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Kate View Post
Not every girl, is a Jeep girl. We're a special breed.
InfernoGirl is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Old 01-19-2011, 09:51 PM   #9
Jeeper
 
nvkid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: n.nevada
Posts: 745
Is adjusting the draglink a common solution to center the steer wheel or ???

nvkid is offline   Quote Quick Reply
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
broke college student gets shafted by local shop... 97tj.jeepinit General Jeep Discussion 24 09-29-2010 08:52 PM
Broke transfer case bolt removal - seeking ideas Mustache YJ Tech Forum 11 08-30-2010 09:22 AM
HELP. I broke a tap inside one of my frame holes where tow hooks go in. cliffhanger486 TJ Tech Forum 1 08-18-2010 05:02 AM
Broke Sunrider Plastic Sleeve G54 TJ General Discussion Forum 4 06-08-2008 10:05 PM
A/C broke MouthfulOfGrass Off-Topic 2 07-11-2007 04:11 PM



» Featured Product

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:52 PM.



Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC.
Wranglerforum.com is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC