Worst Stuck Grand Cherokee - Page 9 - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #121 of 1061 Old 06-18-2007, 08:23 PM
Texas ZJ1
Jeep Jedi Master
 
Texas ZJ1's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Omaha
Posts: 20,283
75 mph, and everything is just fine, ping! What was that? Why can't I steer anymore?

1. Sheered off the aluminum powersteering pump mount.

2. Serpentine belt tension spring assembly also broke.

$80 bucks for aluminum welding
$130 for spring tension assembly


Priceless is following another ZJer (WestTexas ZJ) who helped me out more than I can say thanks.

BTW, here's me on the side of the road.




Hunter


04 4.7 HO, limited

08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s

94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
Red Jeep Club Member
REDNECK JCM
Texas Jeep Owner #6
USN Jeep Club #4
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
602.841.3355

For your performance needs:

kolak@kolakperformance.com
480.998.366

Last edited by Texas ZJ1; 06-19-2007 at 08:21 PM.
Texas ZJ1 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #122 of 1061 Old 06-19-2007, 07:29 PM
randyszj94
Registered User
 
randyszj94's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 685
no work hunter,,, & u paid some1 80$ to weld it?

i woulda charged u a 6pack
randyszj94 is offline  
post #123 of 1061 Old 06-20-2007, 11:54 AM
WesTexZJ
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Midland, TX
Posts: 62
Quote:
Originally Posted by randyszj94
no work hunter,,, & u paid some1 80$ to weld it?

i woulda charged u a 6pack
More to the story...The temps were climbing, we were 40 miles north west of Albuquerque. We located the 2 jeep dealers in town and of course neither carried a 94 ZJ 5.2, PS pump bracket.
I called a salvage yard they didn't have one and they looked in their locator and couldn't find one in the area.
I looked up welders on my Blackberry and the 2nd call the guy didn't even hesitate, "Yes we can weld that up no problem". If you don't know that bracket is cast aluminum and about 3/8" thick. While he was welding up the piece I was talking with the owner of the shop and explained the situation to him. We had a sheared bolt in the head and very little room to work to get it out. I asked him if he had a cordless right angle drill motor and some small reverse drive drill bits that we could borrow? He did, and on faith alone he let us walk out with everything I asked for. Went by and picked up the tension pulley at the dealership. and we were in business. Bolted the PS pump back on, drove back in to ABQ to return the drill while Hunter replaced the tension pulley.

This all started about 9:00 AM and we started Hunter's Jeep back up and we're on the road again at 2:00 PM.

I just want to give kudo's to Childers Machine and Welding in Albuquerque, NM. Eddie Childers was a great guy, and very trusting to let me walk out with a few hundred dollars worth of tools and equipment. As for the $80.00 to weld the bracket. Besides loaning us the tools they dropped everything they were doing to fix this for us so we wouldn't have to wait.
WesTexZJ is offline  
post #124 of 1061 Old 06-20-2007, 02:24 PM
Texas ZJ1
Jeep Jedi Master
 
Texas ZJ1's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Omaha
Posts: 20,283
I just called Eddie and told him thanks.


Hunter

04 4.7 HO, limited

08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s

94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
Red Jeep Club Member
REDNECK JCM
Texas Jeep Owner #6
USN Jeep Club #4
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
602.841.3355

For your performance needs:

kolak@kolakperformance.com
480.998.366
Texas ZJ1 is offline  
post #125 of 1061 Old 06-20-2007, 10:50 PM
li'l jeep
Always a Pirate
 
li'l jeep's Avatar
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 744
lucky lucky lucky. suprised they didn't have the bracket, when mine went i got it right away. but then again fast paced arm pit of the US hahahaha! glad ure back on the road hunter...

BTW over here NO ONE! would let you do that or drop everything!!! ugh such a shame shame shame

1997 ZJ Ltd. 5.2L V8
2003 WJ Ltd. 4.7L V8
PHOTOBUCKET
GOD BLESS AMERICA!
li'l jeep is offline  
post #126 of 1061 Old 06-20-2007, 11:20 PM
FPKites
ZJjazzyJim
 
FPKites's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,581
They tend to have it for the 96-98. It's the 93-95s that are getting short on parts.

Jim Karlin
"How the heck do you get there?"
"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
Best customer service in the states:

96 ZJ Laredo
5" lift, Claytons, KOR radiator support, rear bumper, steering brace, etc, etc, etc.

04 WJ Overland
Clean.... :D
FPKites is offline  
post #127 of 1061 Old 06-21-2007, 08:03 PM
randyszj94
Registered User
 
randyszj94's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 685
well then... heck yea... the 80 bucks was worth it...
randyszj94 is offline  
post #128 of 1061 Old 06-25-2007, 08:52 PM
Hogweed
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Central Pa
Posts: 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by WesTexZJ

I just want to give kudo's to Childers Machine and Welding in Albuquerque, NM. Eddie Childers was a great guy, and very trusting to let me walk out with a few hundred dollars worth of tools and equipment
people sometimes talk bad about the place but i miss living in albuquerque!
gh

So many cars, so little time
Hogweed is offline  
post #129 of 1061 Old 07-09-2007, 12:59 AM
FortCollinsZJ
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Fort Collins, Colorado
Posts: 2,385
Wow... thats good to know there are guys out there trusting enough to do that...I cant say for sure that I would just let a few hundred bucks in tools walk out the door... but I'd like to think I would. And as for the time I lose my steering on the interstate.. I'll know what went wrong. Then all I will need is a good trusting mechanic and some new jeans.

Last edited by FortCollinsZJ; 07-09-2007 at 01:09 AM.
FortCollinsZJ is offline  
post #130 of 1061 Old 07-09-2007, 01:04 AM
noflacko
Registered User
 
noflacko's Avatar
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Cleveland, TN
Posts: 523
You didn't say whether or not the UPS truck was on 44s! How was the flex? Brown shock boots? Delivery ANYWHERE!
noflacko is offline  
post #131 of 1061 Old 07-09-2007, 01:03 PM
Texas ZJ1
Jeep Jedi Master
 
Texas ZJ1's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Omaha
Posts: 20,283
What UPS truck? Are you on crack?


Hunter

04 4.7 HO, limited

08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s

94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
Red Jeep Club Member
REDNECK JCM
Texas Jeep Owner #6
USN Jeep Club #4
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
602.841.3355

For your performance needs:

kolak@kolakperformance.com
480.998.366
Texas ZJ1 is offline  
post #132 of 1061 Old 07-09-2007, 01:10 PM
FPKites
ZJjazzyJim
 
FPKites's Avatar
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 13,581


Attachment 33875

Jim Karlin
"How the heck do you get there?"
"Duh! Big RED Jeep!!!"
Best customer service in the states:

96 ZJ Laredo
5" lift, Claytons, KOR radiator support, rear bumper, steering brace, etc, etc, etc.

04 WJ Overland
Clean.... :D

Last edited by Texas ZJ1; 02-13-2008 at 10:15 PM.
FPKites is offline  
post #133 of 1061 Old 07-09-2007, 02:34 PM
Texas ZJ1
Jeep Jedi Master
 
Texas ZJ1's Avatar
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Omaha
Posts: 20,283
That bunny reminds me of Nick. All fuzzy and cute but, suddenly fangs appear outa no where!


Hunter

04 4.7 HO, limited

08 Z71 Suburban, front leveling kit with rear spacers. 285/65 18s Nitto TerraGrappler G2s

94 5.9 Laredo 6.5 RE lift with 35 Maxxis Bighorns
and 33 Bridgestone Duelers
Detroit and true trac
Red Jeep Club Member
REDNECK JCM
Texas Jeep Owner #6
USN Jeep Club #4
http://www.kevinsoffroad.com/
602.841.3355

For your performance needs:

kolak@kolakperformance.com
480.998.366
Texas ZJ1 is offline  
post #134 of 1061 Old 07-10-2007, 11:44 AM
sethwag1
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Edinburg, Texas
Posts: 30
I apologize for the poor quallity.
not my worst, I was stuck for three days in a sink hole at south padre island in deep south texas!



I think I got it right this time, thanks 98zjdave

Last edited by sethwag1; 07-10-2007 at 12:00 PM.
sethwag1 is offline  
post #135 of 1061 Old 07-10-2007, 11:48 AM
98zjdave
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: ocala, Fl
Posts: 576
Quote:
Originally Posted by sethwag1


I apologize for the poor quallity.
not my worst, I was stuck for three days in a sink hole at south padre island in deep south texas!
change to image link from photobucket, not url.
good stuck!
98zjdave is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
95 grand cherokee od light stuck in third terry3blue ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 22 01-08-2014 07:25 PM
Stuck Grand Cherokee TontoKowalski Grand Cherokee General Discussion 18 02-06-2010 08:47 PM
99 grand cherokee stuck in 3rd gear.... jaders ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 9 10-19-2009 04:32 PM
97 Grand Cherokee stuck in part-time 4WD reagansgrandma ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 16 08-16-2008 08:16 AM
94 Grand Cherokee stuck in 4wd speedingpenguin ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 12 05-24-2008 05:38 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome