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Old 09-06-2011, 10:22 AM   #1
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Got into an accident, now whats that squeaking noise?

I was driving straight the other day (the light was green) going 45mph and a woman made an illegal left turn and drove straight into my Jeep.

I looked in my rear view mirror and saw scraps of metal all over the floor, so I assumed the worst. When the police came, they asked where she hit me, and I said the complete right side but I don't want to see how bad the damages are. The officer laughed at me and said I don't have any damages.

Apparently the woman's toyota corolla was so much lower then my stock Jeep, that all she hit was my side step and took a big chunk out of my rim. My side step is kind of pushed in also, I'm really hoping it is the side step thats bent and not the body.

The Jeep is drive-able. I couldn't not go back to school, so I drove 7 hours north to school the next day.
But every once in a while I hear a faint squeak. Its so random and quiet, I can't replicate it, and I'm worried the mechanics won't know where its coming from, or won't even look for it because they can't hear it themselves.

Well, I just wanted to share my story. A toyota corolla was totaled, while my Jeep Wrangler drove away without a scratch.

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Glad you and your Jeep came out without a scratch!

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that dumb, most people MUST not be on the road! and that's good you came out fine and your jeep with minor bruises.
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I was driving straight the other day (the light was green) going 45mph and a woman made an illegal left turn and drove straight into my Jeep.

I looked in my rear view mirror and saw scraps of metal all over the floor, so I assumed the worst. When the police came, they asked where she hit me, and I said the complete right side but I don't want to see how bad the damages are. The officer laughed at me and said I don't have any damages.

Apparently the woman's toyota corolla was so much lower then my stock Jeep, that all she hit was my side step and took a big chunk out of my rim. My side step is kind of pushed in also, I'm really hoping it is the side step thats bent and not the body.

The Jeep is drive-able. I couldn't not go back to school, so I drove 7 hours north to school the next day.
But every once in a while I hear a faint squeak. Its so random and quiet, I can't replicate it, and I'm worried the mechanics won't know where its coming from, or won't even look for it because they can't hear it themselves.

Well, I just wanted to share my story. A toyota corolla was totaled, while my Jeep Wrangler drove away without a scratch.
Did they find the woman? Is she squeaking somewhere under your Jeep?
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Old 09-06-2011, 01:45 PM   #6
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Hahaha she was upset because her car was totaled and my Jeep didn't even have a scratch.

I know the doors are off, but heres the side where she hit me, at the right rear wheel and you can see theres no damage.

You can, however, sort of see the chip on my rim on the bottom left side of it.

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Old 09-06-2011, 01:56 PM   #7
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YOu may have a slightly bent rim that is contacting your caliper or something to make the slight noise.
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Old 09-06-2011, 02:04 PM   #8
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Heres a close-up of the damage. Nothing bad. It was hard to take a picture of how my side-step was bent in, but compare it with a new side-step and you'll notice mine doesn't align with the fender.

Now here's a question for y'all because I don't exactly know how those side steps are attached... do you think its the body of the Jeep underneath that was bent, or the bracket of the side-step that was bent? Because if it was the bracket of the side-step, I feel like it'll be much cheaper... Hell, I can probably bend it back myself.

I apologize ahead of time, anything on the paint that looks like scratches is just dirt. My Jeep is dirty, as it should be



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If you're looking at these pictures and saying "man this kid exaggerated his story" (like the rest of my friends did), I just really wish I had a picture of this ladies Toyota, or what was left of it before they pushed it to the side of the road and got it towed.
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Old 09-06-2011, 03:19 PM   #10
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Since it looks like the wheel took a decent hit, make sure wherever you take it checks out the rear axle/suspension etc. Glad it didn't get ya any worse.
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Found a picture of the toyota after hitting your jeep. They tried to run but..

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Now here's a question for y'all because I don't exactly know how those side steps are attached... do you think its the body of the Jeep underneath that was bent, or the bracket of the side-step that was bent? Because if it was the bracket of the side-step, I feel like it'll be much cheaper... Hell, I can probably bend it back myself.

a bracket connects under the body then to the side rail. Unfortunately the bracket looks like 1/8 or 3/16 inch steel and the body is probably 16 gauge, so my guess is the body would bend more than the bracket. Might not be major but probably going to need a little body work. I wouldn't even consider a self fix if the lady was at fault though. I'd be surprised if jeep would sell the bracket alone without buying a new side rail too, seems the trend these days. Why sell replacement pieces when you can make them buy a whole new unit? (yes...I did just say unit). If you know someone who works with metal, the bracket would be easy to fab up though.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:43 PM   #13
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Did you find the piece from the rim? Looks like your side step is rubbing.
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Did you find the piece from the rim? Looks like your side step is rubbing.
No I didn't. and what would my side step be rubbing against?
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It would be a good idea to get a claim filed and have an insurance adjuster look at it. There is probably more damage than you realize.
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Wow...I'm now a firm believer in the thinking that Jeeps are tanks. I was rear-ended last Thursday & the Tahoe that hit me looks way worse. At first glance you couldn't tell there was any damage. It's at the body shop being examined. For sure I'll need a new spare cover.

Your Jeep looks great for being in a side impact. Hope everything gets fixed. Her insurance is covering it right?
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No I didn't. and what would my side step be rubbing against?
The big green thing.
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Hope everything gets fixed. Her insurance is covering it right?
We're waiting on the police report before we file the claim but they should cover it...

My mom used to hate my Jeep. She thought it was unsafe. Now she's strutting around to all of her friends talking about how her son drives a "tank". lol
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We're waiting on the police report before we file the claim but they should cover it...

My mom used to hate my Jeep. She thought it was unsafe. Now she's strutting around to all of her friends talking about how her son drives a "tank". lol
Shit, they better cover it. If the woman was at fault they have to cover it. I would switch your wheel for the spare. Like yesterday. the that wheel off the vehicle now! The tire could come off and then you will have one hell of a problem.
Other than that, good luck.
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Like yesterday. the that wheel off the vehicle now! The tire could come off and then you will have one hell of a problem.
Other than that, good luck.
I was worried about that.
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Shit, they better cover it. If the woman was at fault they have to cover it. I would switch your wheel for the spare. Like yesterday. the that wheel off the vehicle now! The tire could come off and then you will have one hell of a problem.
Other than that, good luck.
My Charger was hit primarily on the rear and then the front wheels, with the body damage APPEARING to be just a few thousand dollars (bent rear quarter panel) - the wheels took the brunt of the hit. When the shop started taking things apart to see how deeply the damage was, it ended up being more than $22K in repairs, which forced a total loss.
Altho the Charger was a unibody design (no frame), I still now believe that if you've got wheel damage you'd best look deeper (or have the pro's look deeper) before signing off on any insurance settlement.
Gringo's right - get that tire off immediately, and then have a good dealer shop do an inspection to make sure you aren't driving down the road sideways just a bit...
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Tell me if something sounds fishy here:

The police officer that was at the accident didn't give me a report because "her printer was broken" and she gave me a case number and said to call the police station. I made sure to ask if the woman had insurance before I left without a police report and the police officer said "yeah you'll get that in the report."

A month and a half later the report was JUST entered in. Aside from the fact that it took a month and a half for me to get the police report, it says that the woman that hit me has NO insurance. Seriously? I feel like someone at the police station is helping a friend out. There's just too many things going wrong about a simple police report.
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I would contact a lawyer ASAP before it goes any further..... Don't wanna screw yourself...
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I'm suprised 20 lawyers haven't contacted you yet and sent you a free copy of your police report. That happened to me within days of my Liberty being rear ended by some lady in a Nissan altima...no damage to the Jeep, massive damage to the Nissan!!! Jeeps are indeed Tanks!

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