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post #1 of 12 Old 07-10-2011, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Ran through a roadside puddle and rubi stalled out.

So I went through a puddle about 25 mph and maybe 6 in deep. The rubicon stalled out and would not start after checking the spark plugs wires and coil an all were dry and drying out all the electrical connections still wouldn't start after an hour of sitting. Finally we looked under the jeep by the fuel yank the plastic gas line had been forced up over the gas tank and crimped itself not allowing any gas to the engine. As soon as we pulled it down and uncrimped the hose it started right up. Has anyone had this problem with the plastic gas line and should I get it checked out by the dealer? Oh yeah I have 2000 miles on my 2011 rubicon unlimited. Any advise would be appreciated.
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So I went through a puddle about 25 mph and maybe 6 in deep. The rubicon stalled out and would not start after checking the spark plugs wires and coil an all were dry and drying out all the electrical connections still wouldn't start after an hour of sitting. Finally we looked under the jeep by the fuel yank the plastic gas line had been forced up over the gas tank and crimped itself not allowing any gas to the engine. As soon as we pulled it down and uncrimped the hose it started right up. Has anyone had this problem with the plastic gas line and should I get it checked out by the dealer? Oh yeah I have 2000 miles on my 2011 rubicon unlimited. Any advise would be appreciated.
Had the exact same scenario happen to my Jeep. Right down to being on a local road - hitting the same puddle that forms everytime it rains.

Dealer refused to repair under warranty, citing "offroad abuse". That will be the last time I ever set foot in their building.



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I would most definitely take it back. Was it just a puddle on the road, or were you offroading? I guess it doesn't matter, either way it shouldn't have happened. Just tell them you were driving, hit a puddle, and then nothing, explaining what you did find the cause to be. Don''t take no for an answer, either.
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Roadside puddle no offroad same puddle that forms in my neighborhood everytime it rains. Thanks
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Oh hell yeah, I'd be bringing it back in. 2000 miles on the vehicle, that shouldn't be happening on pavement.
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Why even mention the puddle? If your gas line crimped all you need to say is it stalled out and you noticed the gas line. Nuff said.
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Why even mention the puddle? If your gas line crimped all you need to say is it stalled out and you noticed the gas line. Nuff said.
Agreed.

But if you tell them that you were throwing puddles, that might impress them.
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Agreed.

But if you tell them that you were throwing puddles, that might impress them.
No kidding. At 8.5# to the Gallon, those puddles can get damned heavy for tossin.



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So I went through a puddle about 25 mph and maybe 6 in deep. The rubicon stalled out and would not start after checking the spark plugs wires and coil an all were dry and drying out all the electrical connections still wouldn't start after an hour of sitting. Finally we looked under the jeep by the fuel yank the plastic gas line had been forced up over the gas tank and crimped itself not allowing any gas to the engine. As soon as we pulled it down and uncrimped the hose it started right up. Has anyone had this problem with the plastic gas line and should I get it checked out by the dealer? Oh yeah I have 2000 miles on my 2011 rubicon unlimited. Any advise would be appreciated.
I believe this story minus the 6 inches
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Who's wife won't allow him on certain trails? UNCJK. :double finger:
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nobody throws puddles except me
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