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post #1 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 05:26 PM Thread Starter
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a sad day in the life of a young jeeper

Well today i was driving after dropping my girlfriend off her Debit card while she was at work. My throttle stuck and i couldnt get it to slow down fast enough and slammed into a concrete barrier my frames mangled up front on the passenger side. I fear that there may be no hope for my beloved jeep but im gonna see if it can be stretched back. If not i guess its round 2 of jeep searching

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post #2 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 06:15 PM
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1st off im glad youre ok, but why the hell wouldnt you just turn the key off to cut the motor?

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post #3 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 07:55 PM
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Also glad to hear your okay. Has anyone else experienced a stuck throttle in there ZJ before? I have never heard of that happening before so far.

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post #4 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 09:08 PM
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Glad that you're ok. Today mine stuck for a split second because its so worn out the plastic sleeve caught on something. No matter what your driving if it ever happens again, don't panic and just pop it into neutral and turn the key off. A serious injury or a life is worth more than a motor.
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post #5 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 10:24 PM
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY ALL THE WAY OFF!!! THE STEERING WHEEL WILL LOCK AND YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE!!!

Okay, maybe no one will die but just go back one click on the ignition switch to kill the engine. Don't forget if the engine is not running the power brakes and power steering are no longer working. You can still steer and brake but it will be tougher.
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post #6 of 27 Old 03-30-2013, 11:59 PM
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Dang that really sucks man! Sorry to hear that.

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post #7 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 12:49 AM
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I had my first Jeep in high school and drove it for years. The Transmission went out, I fixed it. Then the CPS went out and it sat for 6 months while I dicked with it to figure out what was wrong with it. I fixed it. Then it was running great and I dumped a bunch more money in it. Then drove it into a frozen pond and drowned it. Fixed it. Then Build bumpers for it and again, dumped a bunch more money in it. A week later I T-boned a guy in which I totaled it.

I now have a better more capable jeep. I learned A LOT from the entire thing and my current jeep is way more *****in than the old one was.

So-

At least youre safe.
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Your next rig will most likely be more badass than this one was.

Still sucks though chief..
At least youre safe

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post #8 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 01:21 AM
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY ALL THE WAY OFF!!! THE STEERING WHEEL WILL LOCK AND YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE!!!

Okay, maybe no one will die but just go back one click on the ignition switch to kill the engine. Don't forget if the engine is not running the power brakes and power steering are no longer working. You can still steer and brake but it will be tougher.

Not completely true.... when you kill the key completely you will not lose power brakes completely, they run off vaccuum/psi when you kill the power you normally have one full pump of your pedal assisted before you lose air in your brake booster, but enough to stop you quickly unless you are doing 90.


to the OP glad to hear you are ok and able to come on and post about it, if you have/had any money in the jeep pull off the good stuff and find another with the insurance $$..... its not worth trying to straighten a frame out especially on a unibody like a ZJ, if it was a full framed vehicle yea go ahead and just box the section in, but i wouldnt trust it with a unibody vehicle. good luck man

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post #9 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 09:08 AM
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DO NOT TURN THE KEY ALL THE WAY OFF!!! THE STEERING WHEEL WILL LOCK AND YOU OR SOMEONE ELSE WILL DIE!!!

Okay, maybe no one will die but just go back one click on the ignition switch to kill the engine. Don't forget if the engine is not running the power brakes and power steering are no longer working. You can still steer and brake but it will be tougher.
the key wont turn all the way back even if you tried. The trans has to be in park for it to release the key.

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post #10 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 09:10 AM Thread Starter
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Buying another this weekend same year color motor and less miles and swapping everything i want out from the old one. Its a very rough loss on my first jeep that i bought and put all of my blood sweat and tears into its like losing a family member yah know
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post #11 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 09:37 AM
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Buying another this weekend same year color motor and less miles and swapping everything i want out from the old one. Its a very rough loss on my first jeep that i bought and put all of my blood sweat and tears into its like losing a family member yah know
I know exactly. You will have a **** ton of extra parts though..

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post #12 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 12:41 PM
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I had the TPS fail on my 5.9 on the highway once. Made the engine run at WOT. Made life interesting as it quickly approached 100mph. Threw it in neutral and pulled off as quick as I could. The rev limiter should protect the motor long enough to get off the road and shut it down without any damage. Glad to hear you are ok. Lesson learned and you lived to tell your tale.

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post #13 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 12:48 PM
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I had the TPS fail on my 5.9 on the highway once. Made the engine run at WOT. Made life interesting as it quickly approached 100mph. Threw it in neutral and pulled off as quick as I could. The rev limiter should protect the motor long enough to get off the road and shut it down without any damage. Glad to hear you are ok. Lesson learned and you lived to tell your tale.
how would the TPS do that? it just tells the computer the throttle position. the actual throttle lever on the throttle body is controled by a cable to the pedal

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post #14 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 12:50 PM
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the key wont turn all the way back even if you tried. The trans has to be in park for it to release the key.
i am pretty sure the key will turn to off in neutral as well.
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post #15 of 27 Old 03-31-2013, 01:18 PM
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i am pretty sure the key will turn to off in neutral as well.
nope only in park. at least thats how mine is, just tried it. try on yours and see.

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