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Things starter out well today...

Discussion in 'Residential Snow Removal' started by Luppy, Dec 29, 2010.

  1. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Things went from good to bad real quick today while plowing a
    church lot. Jeep had been stalling a few times on Sunday and
    Monday and did the same today - except this time it wouldn't
    start again. Wasn't getting fuel. Had to have a flatbed come in and tow
    it to my mechanic. Was late in the afternoon so he hasn't looked at it yet.
    This is the first time in 12 yrs of owning and plowing with this vehicle that
    it has ever had to be towed. Hope it's the last. Here's some pics.

    50 car capacity dirt lot untouched with originally about 16" of snow that had settled some:

    after I plowed 80% of it.

    Called in a tow after it stalled and wouldn't restart despite battery and starter cranking fine:

    A sight I hope I don't see again.
  2. kashman

    kashman PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,070

    fuel pump ez fix
  3. Kenyou

    Kenyou Senior Member
    Messages: 375

    It's the wait to get it done is the bummer.
  4. Clint S

    Clint S Senior Member
    Messages: 280

    X2 on the Fuel pump and EZ fix. Dropping the tank is the worst of it. The whole sending unit will probab;y be 3 to 400$$ You can just get the pump and splice it in for 100 to 150$
  5. oman1999

    oman1999 Senior Member
    Messages: 198

    It's a jeep thing........

    just kidding. Sorry for the fubar man, hopefully it'll go another 12.

    I was finishing up the last three passes on my last lot x-mas morning. Tie-rod end came apart. Had to wire it back together, then finish the lot in 2wd and limp it to the shop about 8 miles at a whopping 15 mph. Added an extra hour to my route.

    Luckily the kids slept in. lol
  6. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    I don't have anywhere to work on the Jeep in the snow/cold
    so Mechanic had to fix this one. He just called. Crank Position Sensor
    kicked the bucket. $381 including the tow charge. Can't complain
    too much like I said this Jeep doesn't owe me anything and has been
    working it for the past 12 years. The kick in the ass is that the Church
    Deacon got someone else to finish the lot.
    Oh well. Life goes on.
  7. Luppy

    Luppy Senior Member
    Messages: 325

    Warmed up to 50F here today with bright sun. Gave the Jeep and Plow
    a good cleaning and going over. Noticed that the plow was missing the left side pivot bolt.
    Found the grease fitting end in my driveway. Monday I'll order another but they
    ain't cheap. And yes, since I bought this plow new I have been keeping these bolts
    greased so it didn't snap due to not being lubed.
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010