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Unread 04-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #1
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Layed it on its side... what now

Ok so i unfortunately managed to put my jeep on its side. We quickly pushed it back on its wheels and it started back up fine but i need to know where to start in making sure all my points are covered in where to check for any common/ possible issues before taking it to freewsy speeds and making a bad week worse. Any and all input is greatly appreciated.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:05 PM   #2
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change the engine oil top off all fluids and roll on...
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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:27 PM   #3
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Lol... well of couse. I mean it is a JEEP. took its nap like a champ. But i also use it as a daily driver and pile my loved ones in it. I just need to ensure safety. On the drive out i seem to have what sounded like a wheel bearing clicking, oil loss from the top end of course though no leaks otherwise, havent been able to inspect through the gears yet but hope my sh*tty T5 lives on for now. I guess my question is what are some of the common issues any of you have had and where can i expect to find damage besides the new character its recieved.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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Never had any damage after going over other than lotsa smoke for a while. I will turn an engine over by hand before starting to make sure that it's not hydrolocked and that's about it.

Laying it on its side generally isn't a big deal unless all of the weight is resting on a part like a hub. If you have an obvious noise, look to see where it's coming from and inspect the parts. Not much more you can do to eliminate any and all possibilities.
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Unread 04-03-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
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been there....done that!!

New windshield, windshield frame, new hood, new rollbar, pad, and both door uppers! Check levels and press on!! Nothing but a little top end lube (smokes out in a couple hours)!!
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Unread 04-03-2013, 09:25 PM   #6
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change the fluids???...hell, roll it on the other side so its evened out...
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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:31 PM   #7
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Whether you damaged it depends on how fast you were going at the time.

If it was a gentle roll and there is no broken glass then it is unlikely anything else is badly bent.

However you should still have a look at the frame and the bits that are hanging off it. If you get under with a long (metre at least) steel rule you can look at how straight the frame is. I find a stringline is useful in this regard, strung from front to back underneath, held off from the greasy bits and pulled tight. Anywhere you measure should have the same distance either side.If you set it at both ends equidistant from the frame then it should be so down the whole length.

If the frame is straight then have a look at the mounting points for the suspension and steering. If they look OK then have a look at all the suspension components for signs of being bent, broken etc.

Finally you could get the alignment checked at a shop.
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If it was on it side for a long period of time, pull the plugs and crank it over to clear the cylinders. If you don't, since oil does not compress, you will end up bending a couple of connecting rods.

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Unread 04-03-2013, 11:51 PM   #9
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Check fluids and drive. I rolled my first cj on its top about a mile from home. Had spme buddies come and flip it over and I drove it home. The next day on my way to work you want to talk about smokin!!! I had about five stop lights and at everyone of them I smoked everybody out. After all was said and done I added a couple qts of oil and a little bit of gear oil.
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Unread 04-04-2013, 12:39 AM   #10
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OP="We quickly pushed it back on its wheels and it started back up fine". So no hydrolock, probably leaked down, but change every fluid ASAP! Can you spare an hours worth of frame rack time? Up on the lift, use a crowbar to pull on some parts checking for loose stuff. Eyeball everything. Especially tie rods, spring mounts, spring eyes, shackles and if the wheels were turned check the steering box mounts for cracks.
On my 1st rollover, I bent the frame at the Pass side front kick-up. Didn't notice it when changing to the glass body. Until I got a new frame did I detect it.
Got pics? Good luck!
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Unread 04-04-2013, 06:52 AM   #11
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simply on it's side

engine/trans mounts/battery/ possibly leaf spring attach points and steering components. IMO the fluids should be fine, i guess the reason experienced jeepers are adviseing it is because possible metal chips/debris that normally settle in the bottom of the trans/diffs can be moved back into the gears/bearings.
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So no hydrolock, probably leaked down, but change every fluid ASAP!
Change every fluid? For what reason? Gear oils don't get damaged or contaminated just because it went over.
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been there....done that!!

New windshield, windshield frame, new hood, new rollbar, pad, and both door uppers! Check levels and press on!! Nothing but a little top end lube (smokes out in a couple hours)!!
That look bad did it take a lot of work to get back to good again? I'm always scared of Rollin my cj5 it means a lot to me
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Unread 04-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #14
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aaaahh four get a bout it. I store my Jeep on it's side in the garage all the time. Doesn't effect the engine at all!
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