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grenMEG 05-02-2013 05:43 PM

Jeep recovery
My friend needs help to get his rubi off a trail.

Saturday 5/4- 9 am in Sedalia

Here is the tech thread I posted if you want to know the details

I have two very good guys offering to help but I don't want to put to much strain on one particular vehicle.

PM or text me if you can help, and location. The bigger the jeep, the better on this trail recovery.

Three O three 519 0088

COLOUXJ 05-02-2013 06:53 PM

If the help in needed I could probably lend a hand. I have one tow strap and a Rubi on 35's.

grenMEG 05-03-2013 09:33 AM

you got PM

grenMEG 05-03-2013 05:46 PM

Still on- 9 am Sedalia tomorrow.

Sinister6 05-03-2013 07:14 PM

What trail is this?

mrbill4203 05-06-2013 08:56 AM

did you get her out yet?

Sinister6 05-08-2013 09:50 AM

So what ended up happening?????

COLOUXJ 05-08-2013 04:23 PM

From the thread in the JK section.


Originally Posted by RockyClymer (Post 15391400)
We tried and could not haul the dead weight out. After removing plugs, the engine still would not turn over. Also, the starter motor would not even engage, just spin. Definitely hydro-locked and something internal broken that is jammed internally.

There is a very steep loose gravel hill to get up out of the gulch, and three of us in tandem could not pull the dead weight of the JKU up, we all just dug holes with our tires. Not fun. I tried to use a winch cable to help the fellow around a sharp turn using a snatch block at 90 degrees. Trouble was instead of actually winching (I had lost or misplaced my winch controller of all damn things, no spare on the trail - my bad) I tried to pull in reverse....uh oh, dumb mistake on my part. Reverse on a high pinion Dana 30 is the weak side....
So after about 9 hours of working to get this rig out. We ended up having to leave it again by the side of the trail. This guy needs to get a professional off-road recovery company to get him out. He said he could not afford the $800 or so to have this done, wonder what the cost of a motor replacement will do to his budget. Personally, I am already out the cost of new front gears...

I am sure others there, grenMEG and COLOUXJ will post a story or two...

What do they say, A good deed never goes

edit - took name of location out of post. Rule 1 - pay to play, Rule 2 - If you can't pay, then don't play or play lightly! Rule 3 - any recovery operation will stress your rig to the max.

That is all the information I know. Have not heard anything since Saturday.

Sinister6 05-08-2013 04:58 PM

Why not just just pull front and rear drive-shafts??

texlurch 05-09-2013 04:12 AM


Originally Posted by Sinister6 (Post 15407615)
Why not just just pull front and rear drive-shafts??

In the thread they said it rolls fine with the transfercase in neutral.

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