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Unread 04-13-2007, 05:36 AM   #1
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Now my wife really hates the Jeep

The other day I didn't want to move the cars around, so I told my wife to just drive the Jeep to the store.

My wife hasn't drivin my Jeep since I added a leaf front and back to my sagging suspension, citing its charactaristics as "like driving around on a pogo stick."

I told her it was driving "just fine," and not to worry.

After some complaining, she agreed to take it. At the stop sign about a hundred yards from my driveway it blew a brake line and she went halfway through the intersection before pushing the pedal to the floor and finally coming to a stop.

She returned and said the brakes were screwy, and asked if they were always that bad.

It turned out that all my brake lines had to be replaced. I had no idea they were that bad.

I don't think she will be driving it again any time soon.

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Unread 04-13-2007, 05:38 AM   #2
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Ahhh, so it's the old drive my jeep while all the brake lines are bad huh. It might be time for you two to discuss your relationship issues.....
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Unread 04-13-2007, 06:26 AM   #3
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At least it was at your house and not in traffic.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 06:31 AM   #4
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Be glad it's only that. Mine took out the front end Then blew the tranny. Pretty bad when she is harder on it then me.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 06:33 AM   #5
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A bigger question for you is why do your vehicle maintenance procedures allow that sort of failure to happen?
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Unread 04-13-2007, 06:40 AM   #6
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I crawled under it breifly a few weeks ago, and everything looked OK to me. I guess the lines were worse than I thought.

It is a good thing neither of us were driving it on the highway when it happened.

I'm going to keep a close eye on the brake lines on all my vehicles from now on.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:06 AM   #7
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I dont usualy drive my rig on the street. I can only assume that it is no way near street legal with the comp cut, no mirrors, tires not being covered by anything on all 4 corners etc etc etc. Anyhow, a few weeks ago I drove it over to a buddies house to work on it. The guy lives about 20 miles away. I decided to stay off the highways and take all surface roads. Most of the surface roads I was on are pretty rural, out in the middle of nowhere kind of roads. Well, I get to his house, we do some work to it, test drive it and inspect it. Turns out one of my brake lines came loose and the rubber was riding ON the front passenger side tire for the entire ride. Luckily, it didnt blow the line, but it could very well have been a very very very bad afternoon. Also, if I got into a accident, my insurance co, would probably have dropped me. They have this lil rule saying No Winches and have been known to drop a policy after finding out that the vehicle covered has a winch.
But anyhow, Yeah, inspect your brake lines. this is a lesson for everyone. and a unfortuneate thing that most people are only aware of things that make their vehicles go, now what you use to stop the vehicle.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:21 AM   #8
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Glad the Mrs. is ok, but that's one way of getting her not touch your toys.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:26 AM   #9
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i just bought my wife a brand new explorer sport trac. somehow she manages to find every excuse she can to drive my jeep. somehow i can drive it everyday with no issues but for some reason i have had to tow this thing back after three of the trips to town or the store. the jeep has yet to break on me.

I have yet to find a benefit to letting my wife drive the jeep.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:28 AM   #10
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A bigger question for you is why do your vehicle maintenance procedures allow that sort of failure to happen?
You make it sound like a line failure is something you can see coming, like a tire that blows out. Do you replace your brake lines everytime they get dirty or rusty? What's your procedure for this? Give me a break.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 07:33 AM   #11
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The other day I didn't want to move the cars around, so I told my wife to just drive the Jeep to the store.

My wife hasn't drivin my Jeep since I added a leaf front and back to my sagging suspension, citing its charactaristics as "like driving around on a pogo stick."

I told her it was driving "just fine," and not to worry.

After some complaining, she agreed to take it. At the stop sign about a hundred yards from my driveway it blew a brake line and she went halfway through the intersection before pushing the pedal to the floor and finally coming to a stop.

She returned and said the brakes were screwy, and asked if they were always that bad.

It turned out that all my brake lines had to be replaced. I had no idea they were that bad.

I don't think she will be driving it again any time soon.
I had to say, that is a great story!
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Unread 04-13-2007, 08:48 AM   #12
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Give me a break.
Nice pun.............
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:00 AM   #13
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you may check the lines for leaking, but my normal maintenance doesn't included checking for a line that may or may not blow. to say he should have found it is assanine. My throttle cable snapped in two while I was at cruising speed going down the road. cable was fine, no kinks, rust, no nothing. it didn't even snap at a point where it contacted something. sometimes these things happen.
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:01 AM   #14
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Unread 04-13-2007, 09:55 AM   #15
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are you sure you didn't subconsciously cut or "snip" the brake lines...i think old Sigmund Freud would say "he has issues...yuh"
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