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Old 06-12-2011, 02:40 PM   #1
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Stuck in mud

Anyone in north jersey have a winch or set up to tow? Got stuck In a mud puddle

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:09 PM   #2
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Anyone in north jersey have a winch or set up to tow? Got stuck In a mud puddle
I'm down in MD but bumping it up for you for some help.

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Old 06-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #3
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Anyone in north jersey have a winch or set up to tow? Got stuck In a mud puddle
Buddy system.Just like swimming.Never wheel alone.(at least extreme)Especially with out a winch! Good luck!!!
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If you were near western mass, I'd be out there helping you.
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Still working on it. Problem is right is firmer, left is all slush so I slide down it like a rail.
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:33 PM   #6
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Make sure you post your request for help in the TJ, YJ, and CJ sections too. Us JKers aren't the only folks who wheel!
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Old 06-12-2011, 06:37 PM   #7
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Thx mth
Have someone coming just hope it's not an arm and a leg.
Came close with a buddies truck but it's just darn slippery.
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Ooh god. $400.
But else can you do other than learn.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:11 PM   #9
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Ya learned.....Its ONLY money.....Take a buddy with ya next time!!!You will laugh about this in a few weeks......Maybe even tomorrow!!
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i hope you got some pictures.
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Old 06-12-2011, 07:23 PM   #11
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I learned a good bit.
Was tuning back because I didn't have a buddy, but know a lot more about mud than I did.
Will put pics up when I get home.
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Yay, muddy pics!

But seriously, sorry it cost you so much.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:38 PM   #13
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Out of mud but stuck in 4wl.
Selector seems loose. Any ideas?
Hope it's not a bog deal.
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Old 06-12-2011, 08:44 PM   #14
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Sounds like the classic "broken plastic bushing" issue. They cost next to nothing and are pretty easy to fix. Search the forum and there's a lot of info on it. Glad you got out. Sorry for the money it cost ya.
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Thanks for your help and support guys!
Have to hit the dealer in the AM for the bushing.
Cheers!
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Wow, that was stuck alright!
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When you get to the dealer, you will be looking for part # 68064273-AA
It is a plastic bushing. Here is a link to my experience with it.

Sorry to hear that it cost you some bucks to get pulled out. I'm guessing that would have been a perfect opportunity to try out my new winch. Oh well.

It was the camp ranger at the camp where I was working who had mercy on me when it happened to me. He drove a mile down into the washout where I was stuck and towed me out with a tow strap.

Good luck at the dealer tomorrow.

I keep three of those bushings in my glove box and offer this up as a suggestion to anybody who wheels.
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Old 06-13-2011, 05:39 AM   #20
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Thanks jk'n.
Read through all the posts on that.
Weakest link in the chain comes to mind.
Wonder how long the dealer will take on this. Probably too long to wait on it if I still need to get to work.
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So have an appointment to drop off the Jeep tomorrow, they said they would likely need to pre-order the part. Glad I had you guys to help me tell them what I needed.
At least it will give me a chance to try and clean things up some so its not as obvious just how much mud there was.
Anyone think the dealer will give me any issues doing this under warranty?
Otherwise do I push just to get the part and try and do it myself being the somewhat mechanically challenged idiot that gets his Jeep stuck in the first place?
I must say it was kinda funny when the tow guy said he'd gotten stuck there on 44"s in his truck and pointed out scars on the nearby trees that he said were from his winch.
Only thing that made me feel better was that once they got me out of the pit, all the trucks there kept getting stuck and the tow guy had to hand winch himself through one spot, I just calmly drove out. It was his dad's rig with the really long cable that actually pulled me out.
But enough about all that. Just think for the next good while I will stick to the pavement unless I'm in a group with a bunch of people who really know what they are doing.
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I would clean it up a bit but no, the dealer shouldn't give you a problem about the repair. It didn't happen because you got stuck in the pit, it happened when you shifted the transfer gears.
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Never thought about a forum post after getting stuck.

But on a different (motorcycle) forum a few days back, the time between a guy posting and having somebody show up to help was 25 minutes - pretty amazing !!

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Old 06-14-2011, 02:40 PM   #24
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Just got the call from the dealer.
Sounds like they don't really want to fix it under warranty with the explanation that it was the offroading that knocked the cable off (because there is mude near there) and that the 4WD drive cable is broken.
So they will be pricing me out on the cost of replacing the 4WD cable.
Sounds fishy as I was in soft wet mud, not driving over rocks or boulders. What would have broken the cable?
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The cable is well protected up over exhaust and support members. You broke it moving the shifter. Call Chrysler on it. Unless a rock wrapped its way in a really tight space that would be impossible.
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They called back again and said they could just do the bushing, but that it broke because of offroading, gonna charge $100. Said he could replace the cable to make sure it was more secure, that would be about $320.
Also said that nationwide, requests for this part was about 22/week whereas know problems tended to be in the 300/week range. I repeated what I've read here about it being just the switching and force on the cable that does it, not the offroading and he said if it happens again he would fix it under warranty, but that for now Chryster would not cover a part that was broken and covered in mud under warranty as it must be the mud activity that broke it.
Ooh well. Be two days to get the bushing in. Get my Jeep back Thursday.

PS On a side note he said there is no setting to change the tire size from 16 to 17. Huh?
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Just like insurance companies the first request is always denied. Push back.

I'd ask for a phone number for thier regional rep before having any work done. Talk to him/her directly at the dealer or meet them at thier office. I have an it does help.

I've snapped axles "off roading" and Chrysler replaced those under warranty.
Don't see why some stupid actuator cable would be an issue.

It's a 4WD Wrangler, it's made to go off road. If it broke because you were off road they need to show you exactly where in the warranty that is excluded.

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Gulp....$100.00 to replaced a $0.60 plastic bushing that you push into a round hole on the end of a cable and then onto a metal pin....5 minutes tops 15 with putting it on the lift. I think the dealer is wet dreaming. And to claim that it is back ordered is pretty petty of chrysler. A 60 cent part that they should probably order 10,000 at a time to replace all that we break in the USA wow. Call chrysler.
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BTW, order three of them and keep them in the glove box cause next time you just slide under and pop that puppy in there yourself. Less than 5 minutes and done.
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Old 06-14-2011, 04:06 PM   #30
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Alrighty, I did tell them to go ahead with fixing it at the $100 though I'll see if he'll change his mind on that when I pick it up.
Any suggestions on how to call Chrysler to fight this? Is there an 800 number that will actually do anything? Or like Jk'n said, ask to speak to his supervisor?
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