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eddyphx
08-05-2012, 02:42 PM
I bent both brackets for the front control arm passenger side and also have a pool of oil in bottom of c-arm, from brake line I'm assuming. Not sure if I bent anything else, so looking for someone who has the expertise, time, and tools who is interested in fixing this up for me and is looking for some extra cash. I have a work vehicle I can drive around so don't need it back that day and would prefer to help if possible, just to learn what I don't know. Here are some pics, if you need better pics let me know.


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DFRacing
08-05-2012, 03:46 PM
Fix this problem all the Time:smug:

Allen
08-05-2012, 04:04 PM
^ there ya go! He fixed mine when I ripped it off!

Estrada
08-05-2012, 04:36 PM
Wow you are right near me in central PHX. I cant fix this, but we should catch up some time!

azgypsy
08-05-2012, 04:52 PM
YUP,,,,, you really smoooooshed that bracket! might be smarter to have desert fab weld ya a new bracket on that there smoosharoonie!

eddyphx
08-05-2012, 05:11 PM
Fix this problem all the Time:smug:

Sounds good, I'll give you a call tomorrow. I'll check with my insurance and make sure I still have free towing, cause that's a far drive with a brake leak.

eddyphx
08-05-2012, 05:13 PM
Wow you are right near me in central PHX. I cant fix this, but we should catch up some time!

Ya we should get together sometime, I'm always up for grabbing a drink at the local dive bars.

mingoglia
08-05-2012, 07:01 PM
Do you see your brakes leaking? From that one pic it almost looks like its coming from your axle tube. Most of the time when the brake leaks its from a fitting that isn't quite above the axle haft so it typically drips clear of it. Keep in kind I'm not too familiar with the exact setup of jk's. The also thing that's peculiar is your brake is leaking so bad at the same time you tweaked the bracket... The two aren't attached so one typically wouldn't happen at the same time. Did you take a massive hit to the front end that could have bent the tube at the same time that the bracket got bent?

Gasman
08-05-2012, 08:08 PM
^^This. That looks like a leaking axle shaft seal to me too.

aribelin
08-05-2012, 08:35 PM
that looks like a leaking axle shaft seal to me too.

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TreeKiller
08-05-2012, 09:55 PM
Eddy hope you get it all fixed up. Raven Industries over in tempe does good fabrication work too...they have done a lot for me over the past year or so and I've always been happy.

Now...with regard to hitting a dive bar, I want in on that too.

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eddyphx
08-05-2012, 10:02 PM
I didn't see any leaks from brake, so it must be axle,l. I came down pretty hard on it. Guess its time for some upgrades. Thanks for the input guys.

BKTJ_LJ04
08-05-2012, 10:12 PM
Definitely the axle shaft leaking. Hopefully not bent but just leaking from the seals. As for the LCA mount...well have a local Guy weld a new one on. Just put two new ones on my piece of **** and it hasn't ridden this good since the day before I bought it.

djui5
08-06-2012, 11:03 PM
+whatever on the axle leaking. Your control arm bracket is cracked, so don't drive the JK until u get it fixed. Also those plastic pieces on the end of your axle tubes will eventually move outward which lets water/etc get in behind it and things will rust.

wedicotrucker
08-06-2012, 11:11 PM
I would highly recomend Tod at Desert Fab. He will treat you right.

zjfabn
08-06-2012, 11:35 PM
Can't believe no ones mentioned 4 wheelers yet. It's a lot closer too. They are a sponsor here and will definetly take care of you.

djui5
08-06-2012, 11:38 PM
Can't believe no ones mentioned 4 wheelers yet. It's a lot closer too. They are a sponsor here and will definetly take care of you.

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