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Help!!!What just broke on my Commander? Pics

So I go to pull out and i notice something is wrong...I look and my tire doesn't turn. This is what i see... What just happened. What just snapped? The car was parked. Is it expensive ?



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I dont know, but it sure dont look good. And if yoou got to ask what it is, I dought you can fix it yourself. I would say its atleast a few hundred without towing.
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That is the lower strut fork. You should be able to fix it but it is not too easy. It would be best to have it towed because with it in that situation it is likely to damage other parts by even moving the vehicle. You may want to raise and support the front of the vehicle with a jack stand from under the front diff or frame to remove the stress off of the other front end parts.

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That is the lower strut fork. You should be able to fix it but it is not too easy. It would be best to have it towed because with it in that situation it is likely to damage other parts by even moving the vehicle.
Great..Thanks...I do not plan on repairing it myself...

Is the part expensive? Is there alot of labor involved?

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I am not sure on the cost of the part but their will be a couple hours labor in the repair.

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May I ask what you did to make that break?




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May I ask what you did to make that break?
That's the strange part...Nothing that I can think of...No off roading, no potholes...I have no idea.

I drove to the mall and back home. Nothing seamed wrong. Parked the jeep for 2 hours or so. When I went to pull out of the spot I noticed something was wrong...

What can cause that?
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If it was just sitting when this happened... How in the HE double hockey sticks did the strut jump over the axle shaft..
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If it was just sitting when this happened... How in the HE double hockey sticks did the strut jump over the axle shaft..

I did try backing out and noticed something was wrong. At first i thought I hit the curb... But yeah I have no idea...I am wondering if someone tried to park in front of me and pushed against my jeep trying to fit in...
Also how should I have this towed? Will this be a problem?
Flat bed?
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There is no easy way to have it towed. I would say that if it is possible to get access to the front of the jeep have it lifted by the front. Dragging it up on the flat bed will most likely cause more damage but that will be up to the towing company to determine. As to the cause of the damage I cannot even begin to imagine how this happened. If someone hit the tire I would think the most likely damage would be to the ball joint or steering parts. This is a very unique sort of damage considering the situation.

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