My 1990 Jeep Wranger YJ Drove itself out of my garage down a hill and then over a 6 foot retention wall and landed on all four tires in sand the day I placed an ad on Craigslist to sell it. Needless to say it didn't take the news well.
I was able to get it started and drive it back to the garage. It was late so I thought I'd check it out in the morning when I could see what I was doing. In the morning I wasn't able to get it started. I had to come back to it because I am moving all by myself with my two kids - My hubby got a job in Colorado and is there presently. It sounded as though It wasn't getting gas so I thought either it ran out... a complete possibility because my husband doesn't always resent the milage when he fills up and the gas gauge is broken (obviously) OR the fuel pump/lines were damaged or dislodged. I took the easy route and grabbed a few gallons and brought them home with me. It took about 45 minutes in the HOT HOT Florida sun to jump her and get gas through the engine.
It did start but was running really rough. For grins I poured in some of thas gas line cleaner since it sat for a while (2 days) after the suicide attempt. A bit better but still vibrating the vehicle. I drove it around the block and then on the frontage road to see if there was any skipping. It drove, again, rough but not too much more than usual. I brought it home and it wouldn't start AGAIN after an hour or so. And yes I did let it run a bit after the drive to give the alternator a chance to charge or whatever it does.
I couldn't get it into 4 wheel drive, it kicked out of 4 high and didn't want to move at all in 4 low. Made some noises so I put it back in two and came home.
Furthermore, I can barely open my driver's side door... I have to lift up on it. And the passenger door won't open at all. there are two very small creases under the door hinges near the fenders so basically the whole back of the jeep was pushed forward a bit.
Just thought I'd share with you my awesome week.
PS just had the transmission rebuilt LAST YEAR in Colorado. We relocated to FL for a year for my husband's job. I had Josie transported but it was stolen in route and recovered in Juarez, Mexico. Now this.
A jeep's body can be broken, but its will is invincible.