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post #1 of 38 Old 11-28-2010, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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any suggestions, i drove into puddle about 18 inches deep and sucked in water.
starter spins, and cant turn crank with wrench.

is the block toast?
still under warrenty, will that help?
is it covered by insurance?
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post #2 of 38 Old 11-28-2010, 09:44 PM
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is the block toast? sounds like it from what you've described.
still under warrenty, will that help? should be, but depends on dealership. if they are offroad friendly they may cover it. if not you'll have to fight. tell them you drove through the puddle just like on the jeep commercial. call chrysler if you have to.

is it covered by insurance? depends on your insurance company. Again you'll have to fight for it. Good luck, I know that sucks.
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thanks, i hate these life lessons, they can get expensive.
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no it wont be covered by warranty.

99% of all the ones I have seen were covered by insurance, only one I saw that wasn't was because the guy didnt try. As long as you were wheeling in a legal area.

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Depends where you hydro'd your jeep. Hopefully it was on a named road or state road. Then insurance will most likely cover it.

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dirt road right off main road in california before it becomes national forest
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dirt road right off main road in california before it becomes national forest
sounds like you were legal to me, insurance should cover it


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should i take it to the dealer then call insurance or insurance first?
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dirt road right off main road in california before it becomes national forest
All else fales your in ca...Jeep speed shop in petaluma has low mile 3.8's for around $2800 some have supercharger's too if one were so inclined
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should i take it to the dealer then call insurance or insurance first?
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dealer is going to do nothing. Engine failed due to outside influence, nowhere near a warranty concern

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Come on man pull the plugs right out, hit the starter, clear the water, put in plugs, fire it up, hope you didnt bend a rod

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Come on man pull the plugs right out, hit the starter, clear the water, put in plugs, fire it up, hope you didnt bend a rod
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woah woah woah.. hold on here

the starter spins? how does the starter spin but you can't crank the motor over with a wrench? is the starter not engaging? have you ever tried to turn a motor over with a wrench before? it takes a decent amount of muscle.

if you didn't throw a rod pull the plugs and crank it over and fire the water out of the plug holes. reinstall plugs, start jeep...

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DON'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT WHEELING!!!! It happened on a street where the water crosses it after a big rain.

Take it up with your Agent not the dealer. They will contact a dealer. They don't want to pay for anything. They will try to get jeep to cover it but jeep will not (my guess) so they will find one that is used and have a local guy put it in. Or... Go to car-parts.com and buy a motor on your own. It's a plug and play. Easy swap.


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sorry to hear this happened to you, and in water that doesnt seem too deep...sounds like a good time to consider that Hemi upgrade!

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I recently hydrolocked my jeep. Insurance is covering it, hopefully I get the parts back so I can post Pictures.
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any suggestions, i drove into puddle about 18 inches deep and sucked in water.
starter spins, and cant turn crank with wrench.

is the block toast?
still under warrenty, will that help?
is it covered by insurance?
thanks
If either cover it Todd @ Jeep Speed Shop 707-338-3154 in petaluma ca has alot of stock motors for great prices, stay away from dealer replacement in my opinion
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Too bad it did not chatch on fire when you dried out the seats. That might have been covered.

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post #20 of 38 Old 12-01-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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found very low mile engine and hopefully will be plug and play and no other surprises. i called local dealer and they said usually covered by insurance but cost about 8-9000 bucks to do and that sounds nuts. and with a new lift 3 weeks old i dont want it totaled so i broke it i bought it. wish me luck.
thanks for the replies will keep u posted.
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since your toting the bill for the new motor you can tell us the truth now about how it happened.
that means no more stories about puddles.................

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ya big puddle, dumb home made freeflowing intake with no walls around it. and a lapse of self control. that makes for a bad outcome. tomorrow i disconnect as much as possible and hope engine comes soon so i can get it going again.
got lots o toys for toys for tots and want to be able to make it to one of the clubs toys for tots runs.
hope its an easy install.
i need some encouraging words. im pretty bum-d out.
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So did you try pulling the plugs to clear the water or are you going to do more work than may be necessary?
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That would be the right first step. OTOH, from the description it sounds like he may have something bent inside that's not happy about it at all. A wheeling buddy rolled his YJ on 21 Road a few weeks ago. Got it on its wheels, pulled the plugs & pooted out the oil, tried to start it and bang, rod through block. Big oil had accumulated in the intake. Bought a totalled XJ for $600, now has fresh engine and a AW4 for future mods. Look at the bright side, this could be your Highway to Hemi Heaven.
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any suggestions, i drove into puddle about 18 inches deep and sucked in water.
starter spins, and cant turn crank with wrench.

is the block toast?
still under warrenty, will that help?
is it covered by insurance?
thanks
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