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05-30-2013 05:33 AM
monstrousmac I agree with everyone who said change all your fluids including oil, also make sure you change your transmission fluid. Again I would change Transfer Case, Transmission, Diff, and oil. I have crossed many rivers and have even drowned one of my Jeeps. I ingested 3 cylinders of water, we pulled the 8 spark plugs out cranked her over a few times to flush all the water out of the cylinders, dried of the spark plugs and wires, sprayed some starter fluid in each cylinder, put her all back together and she fired right up (Luckily). I still have her today and still running like a champ. Believe or not the electronics dried out and did not have any problems at all.

Here are the pictures, oh by the way this happened while I was stationed in Iceland and it was 10 degrees out, and I had to get in the water to hook up my tow strap for my buddy to pull me out in his TJ. No AAA there.

05-29-2013 08:20 PM
jeepers29
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Originally Posted by ilikeguns View Post
Teddy is gonna get the other half of the jeep..

Made me chuckle!
05-29-2013 07:44 PM
ilikeguns
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Originally Posted by jeepers29 View Post
Glad to see ya back out there. Just curious, what do you have planned for Father's day? LOL
Teddy is gonna get the other half of the jeep..

05-29-2013 06:08 PM
UhOhBadDog
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
OP going mudding:

Well, I guess once you've brought her back from death once, you're confident you can do it again if necessary! That's some serious muddin'!
05-29-2013 05:59 PM
4runner1988 What a feel good story. Props to the OP.
05-29-2013 05:30 PM
jeepers29 Glad to see ya back out there. Just curious, what do you have planned for Father's day? LOL
05-29-2013 05:15 PM
ShaunWV Wicked glad to see you got her going again. Thanks for sharing your ordeal, very entertaining.
05-29-2013 04:12 PM
Knuckles65
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
OP going mudding:

Go get 'em!
05-29-2013 03:51 PM
woansleftpeg OP going mudding:

05-29-2013 02:25 PM
Scott in Houston
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Originally Posted by Knuckles65 View Post
Back to your regularly scheduled thread.

I did have to smile when the OP said he's already been back out wheeling in the mud!


Amen... sorry for the de-rail.
05-29-2013 02:23 PM
Knuckles65
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Originally Posted by Scott in Houston View Post
I'm referring to many replies here that gave advice on how to get a warranty claim 'without them knowing' or 'hiding the evidence of submersion', and one post (too lazy to find the exact post) that suggested doing more damage to the vehicle to make sure the insurance company totals it. All these suggestions and "advice" make me kinda sick frankly... very dishonest and no different than stealing.

I'm only referring to those suggestions made in this thread... not the OP or how he handled it all. He did it with integrity.
Not to thread-jack, but...+1,000,000 I couldn't agree more.

When people start complaining about their rates going up, part of the problem is fraudulent claims as seen suggested in this thread. Disgusting.

Back to your regularly scheduled thread.

I did have to smile when the OP said he's already been back out wheeling in the mud!
05-29-2013 01:58 PM
Scott in Houston
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post
I don't remember reading that the OP filed a fraudulent claim with his insurance company. I think he was pretty upfront and explained everything to the dealer, even paying $1k out of his pocket, no?
My post seems to be misinterpreted by more than one. My fault for not being more clear...

The OP did everything great!

I'm referring to many replies here that gave advice on how to get a warranty claim 'without them knowing' or 'hiding the evidence of submersion', and one post (too lazy to find the exact post) that suggested doing more damage to the vehicle to make sure the insurance company totals it. All these suggestions and "advice" make me kinda sick frankly... very dishonest and no different than stealing.

I'm only referring to those suggestions made in this thread... not the OP or how he handled it all. He did it with integrity.
05-29-2013 01:34 PM
DirtyTeddy
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post

I don't remember reading that the OP filed a fraudulent claim with his insurance company. I think he was pretty upfront and explained everything to the dealer, even paying $1k out of his pocket, no?
Correct
05-29-2013 01:20 PM
Matador
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Originally Posted by Scott in Houston View Post
I was referring the lying to the insurance company about the claim. Not making a claim... Making a claim is part of the standard business practice.

There is a post somewhere of someone who did more damage to their vehicle so that it could be totaled...
I don't remember reading that the OP filed a fraudulent claim with his insurance company. I think he was pretty upfront and explained everything to the dealer, even paying $1k out of his pocket, no?
05-29-2013 11:58 AM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by Scott in Houston View Post
I was referring the lying to the insurance company about the claim. Not making a claim... Making a claim is part of the standard business practice.

There is a post somewhere of someone who did more damage to their vehicle so that it could be totaled...
Ah, I misunderstood, sorry.
05-29-2013 11:52 AM
Scott in Houston
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Originally Posted by woansleftpeg View Post
Why is driving into a puddle that's deeper than you thought any worse than smashing up your front end because you're busy fiddling with the stereo? Insurance covers the latter, which is every bit as negligent on your part.
I was referring the lying to the insurance company about the claim. Not making a claim... Making a claim is part of the standard business practice.

There is a post somewhere of someone who did more damage to their vehicle so that it could be totaled...
05-29-2013 11:40 AM
woansleftpeg
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Originally Posted by Scott in Houston View Post
Glad this worked out.
I'm also glad you were able to solve this without any integrity issues.
I was shocked at the number of posts supporting what I would consider fraud or at a very minimum, very low integrity moves. Ripping off the warranty or insurance due to your own negligence costs us all in the long run... no different than those who steal credit card numbers and buy things fraudulently... we all pay.
Why is driving into a puddle that's deeper than you thought any worse than smashing up your front end because you're busy fiddling with the stereo? Insurance covers the latter, which is every bit as negligent on your part.
05-29-2013 11:21 AM
Lusus_Naturae When you said shifter - did you mean transfer case or transmission shifter?
05-29-2013 11:14 AM
Scott in Houston Glad this worked out.
I'm also glad you were able to solve this without any integrity issues.
I was shocked at the number of posts supporting what I would consider fraud or at a very minimum, very low integrity moves. Ripping off the warranty or insurance due to your own negligence costs us all in the long run... no different than those who steal credit card numbers and buy things fraudulently... we all pay.
05-29-2013 10:20 AM
ilikeguns
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Originally Posted by Matador View Post

This guy is a winner, floods his Jeep and over $1k in damage. Gets it back and goes right back out again, this time mudding.
Agreed
05-29-2013 09:51 AM
Matador
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Originally Posted by DirtyTeddy View Post
Everything checks out for now, all connectors that were submerged I cleaned and greased so hopefully no bugs down the line.

I just took her mudding/trailing yesterday (plenty of it in Florida) and had a blast.
This guy is a winner, floods his Jeep and over $1k in damage. Gets it back and goes right back out again, this time mudding.
05-29-2013 09:09 AM
DirtyTeddy
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Originally Posted by TreeClimber1 View Post
And the epilogue?
Everything checks out for now, all connectors that were submerged I cleaned and greased so hopefully no bugs down the line.

I just took her mudding/trailing yesterday (plenty of it in Florida) and had a blast.
05-28-2013 07:28 PM
jk'n
05-28-2013 07:07 PM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by TreeClimber1 View Post
And the epilogue?
05-28-2013 05:06 PM
TreeClimber1
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Originally Posted by DirtyTeddy View Post
Last update:


Going to pick her up now, surprisingly the differential and transmission fluids were clear..?
And the epilogue?
05-23-2013 04:14 PM
jims68
water

Wish I would of seen this before now! You got lucky on this one! The Body Control Module is under the center console also. Being it was running yet and the dash was lit up were all good signs. If they were dead and or the engine would of shut off then you would of had some EXPENSIVE stuff go bad. I would pressure wash out your carpet and let dry or you may get some suspicious smells down the road! I bet when you fried the shifter the neutral safety failed or the indication for the dash died with the shifter. Still if you were in neutral it should have shifted out of low or at least into neutral on the transfer case.
05-23-2013 03:37 PM
DirtyTeddy Last update:


Going to pick her up now, surprisingly the differential and transmission fluids were clear..?
05-22-2013 09:17 AM
Hawaii 5-0 Glad to hear things are getting fixed. You should definitely look into extending the breather hoses on your axles, transfer case , and transmission to help keep water out, like others have said.
05-22-2013 07:20 AM
tabber02
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Originally Posted by jkjeeper06 View Post
That's much better than it could have been! You could have deep sixed her and you would have been in way more trouble. I see some breather extensions and maybe a snorkel in your future

Or you'll go the whole other way and avoid mud/water like the plague like me and many others and just stick to rocks, wooded trails, and dirt with a tiny bit of shallow mud here and there

^^ this!

glad to hear you're not coming out of pocket too much. this seams reasonable given the circumstances. i'd avoid water for a while. remember... if you're unsure, get out and check it. it's better to be in a jeep soaking wet after checking a hole... instead of sinking your rig.
05-21-2013 09:39 PM
jk'n
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Originally Posted by DirtyTeddy View Post
*crrr* Update from Cpt Nemo, over *crrr*

So, the shifter and airbag module are fryed and they're charging a grand.

Idk if I'm getting over charged but I'm sure I am.

At this point I just want to get back in the seat.
The shifter on the transfer case usually goes bad when one of the pivot points snaps. There is a 60 cent part that has to be replaced. It is a nylon bushing. They usually take care of that under warranty. It snaps when you apply too much pressure to the shifter and given your situation, your adrenalin was probably pumping and you just applied too much pressure to it. I keep 3 of those bushings in my glove box. There are two of them in the linkage. One inside the center console above the floor board (I haven't actually seen this one) and one under the jeep on the side of the transfer case (this one I have replaced).

Most of the repair cost looks to be the air bag. Those ain't cheap.
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