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Old 09-28-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
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ok anyone else have any problems with mud destroying there rigs? i have had to rebuild my trans 2 times now and put 3 new starters in from mud according to the shop that rebuilt my trans they said it was because i went threw deep mud that messed up my trans i want to know if they are messing with me or if this is legit anyone else had problems with mud breaking stuff and im not talking deep mud i have a vid of the deepest mud ive been threw

this is the most my jeep has seen yes i know this isnt really offroading but its the best i could find around here i just want to know if this is enouph to break a jeeps trans because if so jeep is way overrated...

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Old 09-28-2007, 07:46 AM   #2
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Old 09-28-2007, 07:57 AM   #3
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yeah thats what i said i thought jeeps where tuff thats why ive always wanted a wrangler because i thought they where awsome off road beasts but mine is turning out to barely get by as a mall crawler...luckly the dealer i bought it from is covering eerything under warenty since i thretend to reaport them to the dmv for lemon law violation lol...
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Never heard of that problem before, at least when people clean up after being in the mud (not directed at you, of course .) I have had to wash mud and grass out of my alternator before, then it charged correctly again.
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:15 AM   #5
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Starters and alternators do not like to be filled up with mud. That being said, I have never had to replace either because of that, and I played almost exclusively in the mud in the last 2 Jeeps.

The automatic transmission vent line is under the body line, and is very suseptable to sucking water into the trans. If that happens, I don't care what kind of transmission you have (autos, anyway) you will have major issues unless the fluid is IMMEDIATELY drained and replaced. You can extend this line and prevent that issue, but it involves a bit of work. I know there are writeups floating around on it, but I don't know where they are right this minute.

The Jeep will be reliable and take some abuse if you keep the water out of your transmission, and keep the thick stuff out of your starter. The other option on the starter is to replace it yourself with a starter with a lifetime warranty so it doesn't cost you anything if you ruin it...
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Old 09-28-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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damn knew i should have gotten a manual o well what can you do guess im gonna have to extend it didnt know about the whole draining fluid and replaceing it problly would have saved me alot of problems....well im gonna have to find a right up on how to do that if anyone knows where i can find one that would be awsome
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Old 09-28-2007, 09:59 AM   #7

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Based on the video only, that amount of mud/water should not have been an issue. Granted the auto's do have that vent hole but still that mud spot was not that bad. Here is a vid of mine when it was stock, granted its a 5spd, but the hole is way deeper than your's. No issues after it.

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I found this article I don't know if it is similar to a automatic, i know i read one before for the auto and remember it being similar, but can't find it. I never did this to my 01 sport and personally I go through alot deeper mud and water crossings all the time and never had a problem. I do change fluids regulary after each season (is probably overkill) and never found a hint of water in my tranny, trandfercase, or diff fluids. only problem I ever had was mud in my altenator, which I just removed and sprayed out with a pressure washer and reinstalled.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:53 AM   #9
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i have a 02 auto and have been in deep mud and water and have never had an issue yet (knocking on wood)
sounds like maybe you did get a lemon. never replaced my starter or trans yet. jkust basic maintenance

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Old 09-28-2007, 07:19 PM   #10
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alritght thx alot guys really looks like some good info here so i have something to argue with the dealer about...
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I love mud! I hit it as often as I can. Don't have a lot of good mud though...


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