We had a little accident in France... - Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum
General Commander Discussion General Discussion involving the Jeep Commander goes here. If it does not fit into a more specific category below, post it here.

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5
We had a little accident in France...



We are all ok but I hope my jeep gets fixed, I miss it.

My wife has lent me her XJ for now. I forgot how much fun they were!

John


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SpeedTorque is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Senior Member
Points: 14,892, Level: 79 Points: 14,892, Level: 79 Points: 14,892, Level: 79
Level up: 9% Level up: 9% Level up: 9%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
GPintheMitten's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Flushing, Michigan
Posts: 2,406
Glad you're ok. Good luck with your repair. Are you going to tell us the story?

2007 XK Limited, 5.7L Hemi, QDII, Rusty's 2" lift, Spidertrax 1.5 inch wheel spacers, GetLost4x4's front hitch mount for portable winch.GY Duratracs 265/70R17s , Rola Roof Rack, diy built spare tire mount for the roof rack.
GPintheMitten is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 01:11 PM
Super Moderator
Points: 59,473, Level: 100 Points: 59,473, Level: 100 Points: 59,473, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 77% Activity: 77% Activity: 77%
 
jeep5253's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Own a Commander?: Yes
Model year: 2006
Trim Package: Limited
Power-Train: 5.7L V-8 Hemi
4WD
If 4WD - system: QD-II
Posts: 14,897
Looks like the tire came off. What happened ?

2006 Steel Blue 5.7L HEMI Limited 4x4 Build Date: June 9, 2006 Hour 14
Interior: Dark Slate/Light Graystone with Saddle Brown Leather Seats
Quadra-Drive II, NAV, DVD, Trailer Tow Group IV, Off-Road Group II, Remote Start, UConnect, Rear Backup Camera, Chrome Wheels,
Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, Daytime Running Lights enabled, 2" Rough Country Lift with 265/70R17 Goodyear Wrangler AT/S
jeep5253 is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 02:39 PM
Senior Member
Points: 15,906, Level: 81 Points: 15,906, Level: 81 Points: 15,906, Level: 81
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Mongo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lusby, MD
Posts: 3,037
Looks like the lower ball joint came apart and the steering knuckle seperated from the lower control arm? Am I correct?

Did you have any symptoms before hand or was it the result of damage from an accident or hitting riding over something to violently?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Mongo is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-06-2011, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5
The story, well er...

We were driving home from our holiday in france, my wife insisted in driving all that day. At dunqurke we were looking for the hotel, saw it and took a right turn to what looked like a small roud round the back of the hotel. That happened to be a sliproad coming off a dual carriage way, naturally we were going the wrong way. As we realised this we slowed to crawling speed, thinking about how to get out of this situation. Then that little White van in the picture came around the corner and Just didn't notice us until the last moment (the car behind did straight away). So it was our fault, not a tres anglais mistake as I am sure many frenchmen have driven down that slip road too, but we were unlucky. Also the guy in the van stank of alcohol. Nevertheless it is our fault. At least no one was hurt.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SpeedTorque is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 06:06 AM
Senior Member
Points: 34,360, Level: 100 Points: 34,360, Level: 100 Points: 34,360, Level: 100
Level up: 0% Level up: 0% Level up: 0%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
cico7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: mid ohio
Posts: 5,612
Garage
Send a message via MSN to cico7 Send a message via Skype™ to cico7
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedTorque View Post
....happened to be a sliproad coming off a dual carriage way, naturally we were going the wrong way. As we realised this we slowed to crawling speed, thinking about how to get out of this situation....
What did you say????
and how did that break the uca?


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Benjamin Davis Pirtle
1990-2015
cico7 is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 08:34 AM
Senior Member
Points: 12,498, Level: 73 Points: 12,498, Level: 73 Points: 12,498, Level: 73
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
rwmorrisonjr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Alexandria, VA
Posts: 2,337
Send a message via AIM to rwmorrisonjr Send a message via MSN to rwmorrisonjr Send a message via Yahoo to rwmorrisonjr
Sliproad = access ramp/road to/from a limited access highway
Dual carriage way: four lane limited access divided highway, interstate/motorway style

Both are British terms.

He was going the wrong way on the highway and was trying to turn around when a van and a car were exiting the highway. The van hit them, the car didn't, but it was their fault since they were going the wrong way on the exit ramp.

2006 XK Sport, 4.7l, QTII- many mods
----------------------------------------------------
'An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."- Robert A. Heinlein

"Men sleep peacefully in their beds at night because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."- George Orwell



To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
rwmorrisonjr is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4 Points: 229, Level: 4
Level up: 58% Level up: 58% Level up: 58%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Posts: 5
Nicely put jr. The prospect of turning around didn't really occur, these French exit roads are narrow and totally blind due to trees. Pulling over was the best immediate course of action. What happened was a shame, but not uncommon in France. It didnt help the the other driver smelt strongly of alcohol, but the police did not seem interested in that. The real mistake was missing the sign that this road was one way, there was no signage at the junction. The next time I'm over I'll have a drive round to see how we missed it. Also when you're traveling through so many countries in europe road layouts don't seem as obvious as they do on home turf. There are many things both me and my wife can learn from this, fatigue is the biggest factor.

The jeep is back in the uk now, we will see if it is written off or not...


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
SpeedTorque is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-07-2011, 08:31 PM
Senior Member
Points: 11,816, Level: 71 Points: 11,816, Level: 71 Points: 11,816, Level: 71
Level up: 42% Level up: 42% Level up: 42%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
robby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Desplaines IL.
Posts: 3,262
Best I can tell from the distant photo is you took a direct hit into the wheel.
Most likely the knuckle, (the aluminum casting going from upper to lower ball joint, and tie rod connection point) has broken allowing the wheel to come off and pulling the right front driveshaft apart.
If the subframe isn't bent and the upper control arm mount point within the inner fender is not altered, you probably have a fairly straightforward fixer.
Consider the broken knuckle a good thing as its destruction likely took the energy out of the impact.

Good luck,
Rob


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
|
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
robby is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-08-2011, 12:02 PM
Senior Member
Points: 15,906, Level: 81 Points: 15,906, Level: 81 Points: 15,906, Level: 81
Level up: 12% Level up: 12% Level up: 12%
Activity: 0% Activity: 0% Activity: 0%
 
Mongo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Lusby, MD
Posts: 3,037
Quote:
Originally Posted by SpeedTorque View Post
Also when you're traveling through so many countries in europe road layouts don't seem as obvious as they do on home turf.
Most cities in Europe pre-date the automobile by 500 years or more, in the U.S. the automobile pre-dates most of our cities by 50 years or more.

Most of us Yanks would be even more confused than you when it comes to navigating European roads.

I have taken taxi rides in Italy, Naples and Rome, that out right scared me. Never got the opportunity to drive in Europe myself, judging from what I saw in taxi's I was thankful to ride the train and take taxis.

I've driven in Isreal, Iraq and Saudi Arabia, those were remarkably similiar to the U.S., but since those nations having exploded in infastructure about the same time as the U.S. it makes sense they ended up being simliar to the U.S.

Some of the Europeans & UK folks on exchange tours, I knew, have said the U.S. roads are more common sense and much easier to drive. That is the advantage of being a young Nation with young Cities, we got to start closer to a fresh sheet of paper and did NOT have to try to convert old ox cart dirt streets in an ancient city into a modern road, without knocking down half the buildings in the city, like most of Europe was cornered into for decisions.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Last edited by Mongo; 09-08-2011 at 12:05 PM.
Mongo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum > Jeep Commander Discussion > General Commander Discussion

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Commander Forums: Jeep Commander Forum 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 email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











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
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not 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 On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

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