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I am out of state and have a broken torsion bar, is this…

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I am out of...

I am out of state and have a broken torsion bar, is this dangerous for me to drive home?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your Jeep?

2009 Jeep Wrangler sahara

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Wrangler yourself? What have you tried so far?

No will take it to shop, do I need to do it prior to my return or can it wait until I get home

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

No I think that is it

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Jeep
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Jeep Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago
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Jeep Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

I would have it repaired prior to your return if at all possible. This is the main front suspension component and it's going to cause a big issue with handling and with bumps. So it's really better to have a new bar put in before driving any long distances. If you've only got like 10 miles it's one thing, if it's 100 miles, don't risk it.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
It is about 500 miles, is it a safety issue or just involving handling?
Jeep Mechanic: Mike V., Auto Service Technician replied 7 months ago

Wel, it could become a safety issue if the tire starts rubbing, but handling is also a safety issue at higher speeds. I imagine that side of the jeep is sitting pretty low. Bumps can drive the tire up into the fender.

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