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Another spindle failure...Backcountry DV

Discussion in 'Recovery' started by tetten, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Feb 5, 2017 at 4:47 PM
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    tetten

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    So I was screwing around in DV this weekend and Sunday morning I was crossing over Steel pass when shit hit the fan. I was driving through a smooth section of road, I don't know if I was looking at the mountains or looking at my GPS or what but I hear a loud thud, I lose steering and 50ft later a whomp, whomp, whomp noise starts coming from the driver side wheel. I figured I clipped a rock on the side of the trail and I lost the bead on the tire. I jump to change it and see the wheel cocked in the well and immediately started hoping the tie rod snapped.....came around looked at the tie rod and it was solid and I then realized I broke the spindle and I was fucked. I attempted to homie-rig up some stability to limp down to the hot springs but there was too much going on with the spindle broken.

    I am always ready to walk out if I have a breakdown so I packed up tent, sleeping bag, water, food and started hoofing it down to the hot springs. I made it 9 miles and started hearing a motor approaching. Turned out it was a good samaritan couple in a FJ leaving the hot springs and coming over Steel Pass. They made some room for me and they gave me a ride to Bishop. With it being Sunday no auto shops/towing shops are open. I was going to talk to one Monday morning and look into flat-bedding it out, but a buddy back in Socal is willing to give a lift back up next weekend after I source replacement parts.
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    I jacked up the front end a little to take the weight off the LCA uniball. Bag packed and ready to go, sad to leave it out there all fucked up.
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    So @goblue82, I've got two questions since this happened to you a couple weeks ago.

    Where did you source the spindle? I'm going to start looking around junk yards tomorrow. There were a couple of tacomas in local junk yards, hopefully I can find one quickly.

    What did you do about the ABS wire?
     
  2. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:02 AM
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    Dam man, hope it all gets worked out. I wonder what is causing all these spindles to fail?
     
  3. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:03 AM
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    #spindlegate
     
  4. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:24 AM
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    what now?
     
  5. Feb 6, 2017 at 2:02 PM
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    Damn man. Wheelers beware. It's spindle season... Excuse me for my lack of knowledge, but where was this?
     
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  6. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:20 PM
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  7. Feb 6, 2017 at 7:59 PM
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    You have a spindle?
     
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  8. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:03 PM
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    You are the man for being willing and able to help in a moments notices. Congrats to you and hope this all gets sorted out ASAP for the OP. Good luck.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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    We just need a drivers side spindle
     
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  10. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:13 PM
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    I would help but stuck in classes till Wednesday. Thats a pretty easy trail, it must have broken due to the gremlins running amock in CA these days. :notsure:
     
  11. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:31 PM
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    @glorifiedwelder usually has pre TC gussetted spindles in stock ready to go, I believe his shop is in Valencia.
     
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  12. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:33 PM
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    I've spoken with him. He's awesome. Out of town though.
     
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    I'd be nervous as hell leaving it sit for a week.
     
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  14. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:40 PM
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    Damn bummer I think I actually have a spare spindle with a tc gusset on it. Too bad it's in Santa Barbara
     
  15. Feb 6, 2017 at 8:43 PM
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    Just a thought, but do you have a new bolt from UCA to spindle? That one looks bent.
    Greg respek for shooting out there :thumbsup:
     
  17. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:14 PM
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    It'll be just fine on Steel Pass for a week. Low traffic and no sleaze.

    Don't think I can do anything useful from here, but hope it works out well soon!
     
  18. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:18 PM
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    The bolt for those icons isn't like camburg or total chaos. It's a proprietary 12pt bolt that's threads into the the ball joint taper adapter/uniball missalignment spacer. The bolt won't be bent but the taper adapter could be. I think he'll still be able to make it out even if it's bent
     
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    #fake news
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    Edit: this post was a joke in reference to the quoted above. Not in anyway trying to take away from the issue at hand. Hope you guys can get it fixed and get the truck back home. Extra set of hands available if you need them.
     
  20. Feb 6, 2017 at 9:22 PM
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