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Old 11-29-2009, 04:31 PM   #1
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Bad move letting my son drive my Jeep

Well I let my son take my Jeep to his girlfriends house last night and get a call around 2 hours later that the Jeep would not pull so I told him to put it in 4WD and see if it would move and sure enough it did so I told him I would be there in just a lil bit but being the teenager he is had to continue on and head toward home.Anyway at that point I knew it was either the rear DS or something in the rear diff.Well come to find out he was on the only road around here with a few trails on it hence the reason for meeting me halfway to the house.Anyway I pulled the cover off today and the spider gears are trashed,luckily the R&P are not even scuffed so does anyone have a set of D35 spider gears???Cheap!!!!

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Old 11-29-2009, 05:32 PM   #2
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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you know how spiders get torn up right.
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Yeah I guess it was good that it happened close to home.I just ordered a set, comes with bar pin cup washers and all for $92 with shipping.I guess it could have been worse.I thought about a lunch box but don't have any spare axle shafts either.LOL
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Old 11-29-2009, 07:57 PM   #5
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you know how spiders get torn up right.
Normally rocking it forward and reverse to fast while stuck or wheel spin on one side while the other hooks up.pretty much the same way axles get broken.LOL
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one wheel peels on the pavement brotha , especially when one discovers doing it in turns. just a theory.

i can't wait till my boys are teenage drivers, after they prove they're responsible they can have a jeep, i'm gonna remove the front drive shaft without telling them, and say do not go off road, lets see how long it takes till i get the i'm stuck phone call

although by that time they will probably know too much about vehicles, and they'd know the drive shaft is missing. they already spend all their time underneath the power wheels.
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i can't wait till my boys are teenage drivers, after they prove they're responsible they can have a jeep, i'm gonna remove the front drive shaft without telling them, and say do not go off road, lets see how long it takes till i get the i'm stuck phone call

although by that time they will probably know too much about vehicles, and they'd know the drive shaft is missing. they already spend all their time underneath the power wheels.
Yeah my 6 year old daughter has a KFX50 and 2 power wheels one being the Jeep Hurrican(imagine that)lol Yeah he is now telling me one wheel got of the edge of the road in the mud!!!!! and the other tire barked while he accelerated,,,hummmm this was about 30 mins before the rear diff stopped pulling.I told him he should have heard the side and spider gears chewing at each other before it stopped pulling.He told me that after I noticed mud caked in and on the passager side flare that was not there the day before when I drove it.
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Old 11-29-2009, 09:56 PM   #8
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let it be. Yes it cost some money.yes the vehicle is pretty much undriveable.

but think about it and say, man i sure am glad the tranny aint imploded or the engine isnt blown.

it could be worse.

then again i am only 16 so im just tryin to help him out
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i think us guys with the d35 have been there before
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Hey that looks like the side gear on the right of mine,the left is worse than that.One of the spider gears is in 3 pieaces and the other looks about like the side gear in your pic.Yeah splash you are the same age as him.You sound like his buddies "no he wasn't down in the trails,no he never got on it "all that hard" the best one was "he never even had to put it in 4 wheel drive to get out" true that it could have been worse though,next time he drives my Altima,im not even going to think about the Subaru cause it is all wheel drive so that is out.He better be finishing up his bug.
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A story from a guy I worked with, just to help you feel better about your kid:
His daughter hit 16, got her license. The very next day, mom and dad let her drive a car to school. With plenty of rules about not driving around at lunch, going straight there and back, etc.

When he got home from work, his daughter was gone, but a police officer was waiting for him. He had a brown bag with some car parts in it - mirror, plate, broken headlight. The cop dumps it on the table and says "you recognize any of this?"

Turns out the daughter went straight to the local McDonalds, had an accident in the parking lot, got scared and took off. But left plenty of witnesses and her license plate behind.

So first day with a license she had an accident, a hit-n-run, and basically ran away from home (for a bit, she came back late that night), leaving her parents just a mite bit worried about her.

It's an old story. I think the girl is now thirty. And still not allowed to drive.
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Yeah I know it could have been a lot worse and yeah I have already laughed about it but im still not lettin him drive it for a lonngggg time
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A story from a guy I worked with, just to help you feel better about your kid:
His daughter hit 16, got her license. The very next day, mom and dad let her drive a car to school. With plenty of rules about not driving around at lunch, going straight there and back, etc.

When he got home from work, his daughter was gone, but a police officer was waiting for him. He had a brown bag with some car parts in it - mirror, plate, broken headlight. The cop dumps it on the table and says "you recognize any of this?"

Turns out the daughter went straight to the local McDonalds, had an accident in the parking lot, got scared and took off. But left plenty of witnesses and her license plate behind.

So first day with a license she had an accident, a hit-n-run, and basically ran away from home (for a bit, she came back late that night), leaving her parents just a mite bit worried about her.

It's an old story. I think the girl is now thirty. And still not allowed to drive.
I did that when 16 (going out to lunch at school w/o permission). Got t-boned on the way back. Didn't leave the scene of the accident though. The guy that hit me was a Col at the local air force base and was speeding in a school zone - no way a 68 Beetle could push a car sideways 30' out of an intersection at 20 mph...

But I got the ticket for failure to yield.

Live, learn, move on.

My son is driving my TJ daily for school. He also works on it too and knows what we've put into it. He treats better than he would treat his own car (if he had one). He knows that if he screws up at ALL, he loses it - and it's a long walk to the local college he goes to.

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