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Old 05-26-2013, 09:54 AM
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I lost control around a corner on a gravel road yesterday , put her in the ditch and she rolled onto her side. Thankfully I'm not hurt. First thing I did was shut the motor off. My dad came with his ram and pulled me back up on all 4's. She fired right up with a little puff of white smoke. Nothing broke but the door is f'ed and the box side had quite a nice dent in it. Drove her home, changed the oil and I think it will be fine. My buddy and I were able o bang out most of the dents later on.

Is there anything else I should check? My oil had some coolant in it but I changed it. Everything else looks like. The front end got caught in muck so when the chassis twisted the front end had some flex which probably saved my front end. This happened yesterday and I'm still driving it.

My buddy, a ford fanboy, said he couldn't believe she still runs like she does with no mechanical damage considering what happened. He said he will never diss another dodge ever again. Caught him looking at a dodge for sale a couple hours later. I think I converted him
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:33 AM
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Wow. Leave for a month and people STILL post non-technical threads in the Tech section.

Great story, but the ending would have been better had the truck burst into a ball of flame.
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Old 05-26-2013, 04:51 PM
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Wow. Leave for a month and people STILL post non-technical threads in the Tech section.

Great story, but the ending would have been better had the truck burst into a ball of flame.
he is asking tech questions such as what other things he should check now
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Wow. Leave for a month and people STILL post non-technical threads in the Tech section.

Great story, but the ending would have been better had the truck burst into a ball of flame.
Thank you for the "great advice", however I am asking a technical question and there is no need for you to be rude. I have never rolled a vehicle before. I have no idea what needs to be checked.
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Old 05-26-2013, 05:52 PM
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Check all fluids. Axles, trans, t-case, etc. If it runs good, drive it.

My brother rolled his car completely. It was small and light enough that the four folks that were in the car could set it back on it's wheels. (volkswagen sirocco....) He drove it for four more years after that....
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Check all your fluids, I'd suggest changing anyway. Get you're alignment done, check your tie rods and steering for anything bent. That's about it.
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I rolled my dads truck right after I got my license. All the way to the roof. We got it back home, changed all the fluids and fired it up. Blew out some blue smoke for awhile, but it eventually stopped and ran just fine. I would get the alignment checked like has been said, other than that, if it aint broke, dont fix it. Glad your ok.
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i'm worried why there was coolant in the oil and you had a little white smoke. How is the coolant level? gradually decreasing?
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Coolant level was a little low. I topped it up and hasn't seemed to go down at all since. I had a little bit of white smoke when I first fired it up after it was tipped. Was gone within 5 seconds.

Also, I have a noise in my steering. No play though. Going to look at it more tomorrow. Got someone to wiggle the steering wheel while I checked the front end and its at the end of the shaft before the steering box.
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Thank you for the "great advice", however I am asking a technical question and there is no need for you to be rude. I have never rolled a vehicle before. I have no idea what needs to be checked.
you must not hang out here enough. that is a classic VWandDodge response. i thought it was pretty funny but that might just be me.
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Thank you for the "great advice", however I am asking a technical question and there is no need for you to be rude. I have never rolled a vehicle before. I have no idea what needs to be checked.

My mistake.


What color is the truck?

FWIW - I've rolled several vehicles. I roll my Mazda down the driveway each morning while waiting for it to warm up before I head to work.

Hope that helps.
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What color is the truck?

FWIW - I've rolled several vehicles. I roll my Mazda down the driveway each morning while waiting for it to warm up before I head to work.

Hope that helps.
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What color is the truck?.
My truck is brown and silver (sig pic)
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Coolant level was a little low. I topped it up and hasn't seemed to go down at all since. I had a little bit of white smoke when I first fired it up after it was tipped. Was gone within 5 seconds.

Also, I have a noise in my steering. No play though. Going to look at it more tomorrow. Got someone to wiggle the steering wheel while I checked the front end and its at the end of the shaft before the steering box.
Sounds to me like you're steering gear. Last time I had that happen to me was when I slide off the gravel into a ditch, and my front right tire hit sideways. It through off my steering, bent a rod, and jacked up the steering gear. It would be good to look at it.
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My first vehicle was a 86 blazer and I rolled it into a 10' deep ditch and it sat there for 3 hrs waiting on a wrecker service. The only mechanical issue was that all the trans fluid leaked out while it was upside down. I put more fluid in it and drove it for 2 more years before selling it. You should be fine from a mechanical stand point as long as you check/change your fluids, and your underwear.
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Glad you came out ok! I bet you had to check your undershorts after that one. Gravel can be more dangerous than ice and snow. Also is a testament to the older trucks like ours. New trucks would never survive that. They crumple up like a pop can and then insurance "totals" it. It would be cool if your friend gets a Dodge, but all older trucks are good. Also good testament to body lifts as many say they are unsafe in a collision or rollover. Hmmm, seems yours works fine. What brand is your BL?
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Glad you came out ok! I bet you had to check your undershorts after that one. Gravel can be more dangerous than ice and snow. Also is a testament to the older trucks like ours. New trucks would never survive that. They crumple up like a pop can and then insurance "totals" it. It would be cool if your friend gets a Dodge, but all older trucks are good.
This is true, however, newer vehicles are made to crash standards that are to protect the occupants. Now, I understand that there are a lot of vehicles, that because of these seemingly "weaker" vehicles, people get hurt. However, you're more likely to get hurt in an older vehicle than a newer vehicle.
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Glad you came out ok! I bet you had to check your undershorts after that one. Gravel can be more dangerous than ice and snow. Also is a testament to the older trucks like ours. New trucks would never survive that. They crumple up like a pop can and then insurance "totals" it. It would be cool if your friend gets a Dodge, but all older trucks are good. Also good testament to body lifts as many say they are unsafe in a collision or rollover. Hmmm, seems yours works fine. What brand is your BL?
Cool story. Did you ever take your truck off any sweet jumps?
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This is true, however, newer vehicles are made to crash standards that are to protect the occupants. Now, I understand that there are a lot of vehicles, that because of these seemingly "weaker" vehicles, people get hurt. However, you're more likely to get hurt in an older vehicle than a newer vehicle.
35mph front end collision to a dead stop with no airbag deployment and My fiance and I weren't even sore the next day. Drove the truck home from the scene. Less than $500 in repairs and it has a better radiator than new and is my daily driver again. No newer truck can do that.
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A new truck would've just deployed air bags, broke your neck and gotten totaled by the insurance company.
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